2022 Audi Q5 vs SQ5 Comparison in Columbus, OH

With its sophisticated style, luxurious interior, and exhilarating performance, the new 2022 Audi Q5 is the small luxury SUV other SUVs dream of becoming. But, did you know there's a sportier, more powerful version of this Audi SUV? It's called the SQ5, and you might be surprised how much difference that one little letter makes. Below, we've put some of the specs and features of the new Audi Q5 and SQ5 models side-by-side to show you the difference. Once you have an idea of which one you'd like to start driving every day, schedule your test drive at Audi Columbus and let us show you a dealership experience worthy of the Audi badge.

2022 Audi Q5 vs SQ5 Exterior

Similar Appearances With Subtle Differences

Certainly, the new Audi Q5 and SQ5 look similar at first glance but take a closer look. The new Audi Q5 comes standard with eye-catching eighteen-inch alloy wheels with a turbine design while the new SQ5 model starts out with twenty-inch platinum wheels with a ten-spoke-star design. The entry-level Audi Q5 and SQ5 models come well-equipped with features like LED headlights and taillights with dynamic turn signals. Standard heated mirrors in both models make those crisp mornings in Central Ohio easier, and just wait until you see what's inside each model.

Once you take a seat in either of these Audi Q5 models, you'll be surrounded by the very best materials and an impressive level of craftsmanship. Standard features shared by both models include leather upholstery, heated seats, and the LED interior lighting package. However, you will find a few standard features in the SQ5 that are available as upgrades on the entry-level Audi Q5. These include a power tilt and telescopic steering column with memory, stainless steel pedals, and more.

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2022 Audi Q5 vs SQ5 Interior

Advanced Technology To Keep You Connected

When you choose a new Audi luxury SUV, you can bet that you're also getting some of the most advanced technology. The latest Q5 and SQ5 models are great examples of this. In the center stack of both models, you'll find the MMI® touch display with 10.1-inch screen as well as a 7-inch color driver information system in place of the traditional analog gauge cluster. Naturally, you'll get seamless phone integration in both models thanks to standard Audi smartphone interface that includes Apple Wireless CarPlay® and Android Auto™. When it comes to staying connected without distraction, you can't go wrong with one of these new Audi SUVs.

2022 Audi Q5 vs SQ5: Performance

It doesn't matter which model you choose, when you step behind the wheel of an Audi, you're taking command of world-class performance. Take the entry-level Audi Q5, for instance. It's equipped with an advanced turbocharged engine that puts 261 horsepower under your right foot. It's enough to take you from 0-60 MPH in just 5.7 seconds or tow up to 4,400 pounds. You won't have any problems merging with traffic or handling that short passing lane in a new Audi Q5, but what if you'd like even more power? That's where the new 2022 Audi SQ5 comes into play. Its larger turbocharged engine makes an exceptional 349 horsepower and S-specific adaptive damping suspension. Both models are equipped with the renowned traction of quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology

2022 Audi Q5 vs SQ5 Features

Among The Safest Luxury SUVs Ever Made

The new 2022 Audi Q5 is generously equipped with some of the most advanced safety technology that the world has ever seen. As a result, this popular Audi luxury SUV has earned the highest possible safety ratings from the IIHS and the NHTSA. Of course, we expect nothing less from Audi. But what specifically makes the Q5 and SQ5 so safe? It starts with advanced structural engineering that absorbs impacts so you don't have to, but that's a last resort. After all, it's always better to avoid an accident, which is why both models are equipped standard with Audi pre sense city, high beam assist, parking system plus, as well as Audi pre sense® basic and rear. This is a level of safety you can be confident in no matter what road conditions or traffic look like.

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2022 Audi Q5 vs SQ5: Summary

Clearly, you simply can't go wrong with either of these luxurious small SUVs from Audi. The new Audi Q5 offers an impressive return on your investment with a starting MSRP of $45,600. However, if the pinnacle of family car performance sounds like the right call, the new Audi SQ5 and its starting MSRP of $55,600 puts you behind the wheel of true greatness. To learn more and experience these Audi models firsthand, schedule a test drive with us at Audi Columbus.

Feature2022 Audi Q52022 Audi SQ5
Starting MSRP*$45,600$55,600
Standard Horsepower261349
Standard Torque273 lb/ft369 lb/ft
quattro® AWDStandardStandard
Standard Fuel Economy (MPG)28 Highway - 23 City24 Highway - 19 City
Max Cargo Capacity54 Cubic Feet54 Cubic Feet
0-60 MPH5.7 Seconds4.7 Seconds
Standard Wheels18" 5-Arm Turbine Design20" 10-Spoke-Star Design, Platinum
Power TailgateStandardStandard
Heated SeatsStandardStandard