2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5 Comparison in Columbus, OH

As you're shopping for a new luxury SUV, you might have come across the popular 2021 Audi Q5 and its sibling, the 2021 Audi SQ5 in your research. So, what's the deal with these models? What changes from one model to the other and what's the same? That's exactly what we're going to answer in our comparison of the new 2021 Q5 and 2021 SQ5.

In a very basic sense, the 2021 SQ5 is a more performance-focused version of the 2021 Q5, but there's more to the models than just different engines. To show the key differences and similarities of the two, we're going to compare the performance, technology, safety features, and more of the 2021 Q5 and 2021 SQ5 so drivers can get a complete picture of both models.

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5 Exterior

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5: Interior

We'll begin on the interior where, dimension-wise, the 2021 Q5 and 2021 SQ5 are practically identical. They both have plenty of space for five passengers with 25.9 cubic feet left over for cargo that can be expanded to 54.1 cubic feet. Drivers will find the same quality craftsmanship and materials inside both interiors, but the 2021 SQ5 has a few more added touches of luxury like the sport leather steering wheel and 10-way adjustable driver and passenger seats among others.

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2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5 Interior

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5: Technology

When it comes to technology features, the 2021 Q5 and 2021 SQ5 are very similar, at least when comparing the entry-level models. Both models come standard with two LCD screens including a center 10.1-inch touchscreen that offers Bluetooth phone connectivity and Apple CarPlay® for smartphone integration. Plus, both models feature 10-speaker sound systems with exceptional sound quality for a fun or relaxing drive.

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5: Performance

Where drivers truly see the difference between the 2021 Q5 and 2021 SQ5 comes in terms of performance. For drivers who enjoy the design and qualities of the 2021 Q5 but want an extra bit of performance to flex, the 2021 SQ5 is there to answer the call. The 2021 Q5 comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 261 horsepower, but the 2021 SQ5 goes a notch further with its standard turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. With this muscular powertrain under the hood, the 2021 SQ5 generates up to 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. If performance is at the top of your list, look to the 2021 SQ5.

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5 Features

2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5: Driver Assistance

Continuing the theme of this comparison, the 2021 Q5 and 2021 SQ5 are more alike than different when it comes to the category of safety and driver-assist technologies. Both come standard with a wealth of standard technologies such as lane departure warning, automated emergency braking, Audi side assist Blind Spot, Audi pre sense® city, and Audi parking system plus. Other available technologies on higher trims of the models include adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.

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2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 Audi SQ5: Value

Now, we come to the price of these two Audi models. The 2021 Q5 and 2021 SQ5 are both competitively priced in their respective segments. The 2021 Q5 starts at just $44,395. Drivers who want the exceptional performance and added standard features of the 2021 SQ5 will get a lot for their money with from starting MSRP of just $53,995.

Made your decision yet? Want to get behind the wheel of the 2021 Audi Q5 or 2021 Audi SQ5 to see what they have to offer for yourself? Schedule your test drive for one or both of these Audi models with our staff at Audi Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, today.