Audi SQ5 Sportback

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Key specifications

Highlights
4,400 lbs
Towing Capacity
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Engine Type
19 City / 24 Hwy
MPG
349 hp
Horsepower
Engine
349 @ 5400
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
369 @ 1370
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
3.0 L/183
Displacement
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Engine Type
Suspension
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Weight & Capacity
4,400 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
4,400 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
0 lbs
Total Option Weight
440 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
Safety
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Automatic Emergency Braking
Standard
Stability Control
Entertainment
Standard
Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®
Electrical
420
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
150
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
Brakes
Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
14 in
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
4-Wheel Disc
Brake Type

Notable features

All-wheel drive standard
Optional Sportback body style
Performance (SQ5) and plug-in hybrid (Q5 e) versions available

Engine

349 @ 5400 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
369 @ 1370 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
3.0 L/183 Displacement
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Engine Type

Suspension

Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Weight & Capacity

4,400 lbs Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
4,400 lbs Maximum Trailering Capacity
0 lbs Total Option Weight
440 lbs Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A Curb Weight - Rear
4,332 lbs Base Curb Weight
N/A Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A Curb Weight
4,400 lbs Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
440 lbs Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A Maximum Payload Capacity
N/A Curb Weight - Front
19 gal Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Safety

Standard Blind Spot Monitor
Standard Automatic Emergency Braking
Standard Stability Control

Entertainment

Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®

Electrical

420 Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
150 Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Brakes

Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
14 in Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A Drum - Rear (Yes or )
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
13 in Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )

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Factory Warranties

Basic
4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion
12 years
Powertrain
4 years / 50,000 miles
Roadside Assistance
4 years

The good & the bad

The good

Strong engines
Smooth automatic transmission
Backseat comfort, headroom
Cargo space
Multimedia system usability

The bad

Default accelerator response is sluggish
Firm ride with sport suspension, 21-inch wheels
Minimal steering feedback
Somber interior color scheme
Limited center console storage

Consumer reviews

4.0 / 5
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Comfort 4.0
Interior 3.0
Performance 5.0
Value 3.0
Exterior 3.0
Reliability 5.0
4.0

All SQ5 should come only with the v6 turbocharger.

All SQ5 should come only with the v6 turbocharger. All SQ5 should come full standard. Like other SUV don’t down size the SQ5 to a four cly. Put a cheap name on the on the main brand..make 2024 with 400hp and fully loaded, and no cheap version of this sexy machine.

2023 Audi SQ5 Sportback review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2023 Audi Q5?

The Audi Q5 is a five-seat compact luxury SUV with standard all-wheel drive and a choice of four powertrains. Motivating the base Q5 is a 201-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A 261-hp turbo four-cylinder is next, followed by the 349-hp, turbo 3.0-liter V-6 found in the performance-oriented SQ5.  If spending less at the pump is a priority, the Q5 also offers a plug-in hybrid variant, the Q5 e, that’s powered by an electric motor and a gas-fed turbo four-cylinder engine. Total output is a stout 362 hp, and it has an EPA-rated electric-only range of up to 23 miles.

The Q5 is notable for being offered in both standard SUV format and as the Q5 Sportback, which features a coupelike exterior design. Competitors include the BMW X3, Acura RDX, Lincoln Corsair and Volvo XC60.

What’s New on the 2023 Audi Q5?

Adaptive cruise control is newly standard in all Q5 and SQ5 models. The Premium Plus trim gains a Bang & Olufsen sound system.

What Features in the 2023 Audi Q5 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 10.1-inch infotainment screen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto
  • Wireless device charging
  • Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Digital gauge cluster
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Power liftgate
  • Leather seating
  • Heated front seats
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning

Available features include: 

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Surround-view camera
  • Panoramic roof
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Head-up instrument display
  • Bang & Olufsen stereo 

Should I Buy the 2023 Audi Q5?

The Audi Q5 offers luxury SUV shoppers a wide range of engines, plus the peace of mind of standard all-wheel drive. Keep in mind, though, that this Audi’s option sheet is an expensive place to spend your time; the Q5’s price swells as you add features or move to models like the plug-in hybrid Q5 e or sporty SQ5. The cabin is, however, elegantly appointed and comfortable, and the infotainment system is easy to operate and quick to respond to driver inputs. The Sportback sacrifices some utility for style, so we’d stick with the Q5’s standard SUV configuration.