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2020 Audi SQ5

2020 Audi SQ5

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$47,415 — $69,928 NEW and USED
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5 Seats
20 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.6) 5 reviews

The Good

  • Excellent ride and handling balance
  • Good visibility
  • Comfortable, adjustable backseat
  • Sophisticated cabin

The Bad

  • Some low-quality cabin materials
  • Multimedia system can be confusing
  • Expensive, especially in SQ5 form
  • Premium fuel recommended
2020 Audi SQ5 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Audi SQ5
  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Turbo four-cylinder standard
  • SQ5 V-6 performance model available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

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2020 Audi SQ5 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 Audi Q5?

The Q5 is Audi’s entry in the compact luxury SUV market, where it competes with models like the Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. It was redesigned for 2018, when it gained slightly larger dimensions, more technology and a single powertrain: a 248-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. The performance-oriented SQ5 version comes with a turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 349 hp and drives an eight-speed automatic.

What’s New on the 2020 Audi Q5?

High-beam assist is now standard.

What Features in the 2020 Audi Q5 Are Most Important?

Standard equipment includes safety features like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Other safety items like adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and a 360-degree camera system are available. Standard comfort and convenience features include heated front seats, leather seats, tri-zone air conditioning, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. The SQ5 has a standard adaptive suspension, and a sport adaptive air suspension is optional.

Should I Buy the 2020 Audi Q5?

The Audi Q5 is refined and delivers excellent ride and handling. Neither the Q5 nor its racy cousin, the SQ5, are a bargain, however, and some cabin details lack the polish you’d expect from an Audi. While they’re good — the Q5 finished second in our luxury compact SUV comparison test — it’d be worth your while to check out the competition, too.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
5 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)
(5.0)

LOVE this car!

by WillMN from Minneapolis on November 16, 2020

The car has everything we wanted and we could not be happier with it! From performance and style to comfort and safety, the 2020 SQ5 has it all! Read full review

(5.0)

Fourth Audi

by Jerry Porter from Rochester MN on September 25, 2020

Excited to "learn" its updated features. Feels familiar to drive as I've had a 2011 Q5 for 10 years. Quantum Grey is a stunning beautiful color. This is probably my last "new" car and I'm adoring the ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Audi SQ5 currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Audi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    300-plus-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The SQ5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker

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