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2018 Audi Sq5
Select a Different Model (2 Available): Premium Plus quattro
Fair Market Price $ 53398
Zero to 60 5 seconds
MPG (EPA) 19 CTY /24 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 27/60 cu.ft.
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2018 Audi SQ5 MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Quick acceleration
  • Surprisingly good handling
  • Quiet, well-built interior

You Won't Like

  • Steering isn't very precise
  • Rough start/stop system

New for 2018

The 2018 Audi SQ5 has been redesigned with an updated exterior design, a new turbocharged V-6 engine, an optional air suspension, and the latest version of Audi's MMI interface.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2018 Audi SQ5 is the performance model of the Q5 model and comes standard with the automaker's Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

Base Premium Plus models comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights, a power tailgate, three-zone climate control, heated front seats, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensor, keyless entry and start, a 7.0-inch screen for the MMI interface, Bluetooth, and leather/Alcantara upholstery.

Moving up to the range-topping Prestige trim gets you a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, an 8.3-inch screen for the MMI interface, navigation, Audi's Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, and a head-up display.

Options include full leather upholstery, 21-inch alloy wheels, dynamic steering, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a Sport rear differential, and an adaptive air suspension.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2018 SQ5 is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo V-6 with 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy is 19/24 mpg city/highway.

Safety

The 2018 SQ5 hasn't been crash tested, but the Q5, the car on which the SQ5 is based, received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS tests, the 2018 Q5 received a Good rating on all crashworthiness tests except the headlights test where it only got a Marginal rating (Good is the highest possible score). In the front crash prevention test, the 2018 Q5 received a Superior rating after it nearly avoided a 12-mph collision and completely avoided a 25-mph impact (Superior is the highest rating for the front crash prevention test). Because it didn't receive an Average of higher rating in the headlights test, the 2018 Q5 only received the 2018 Top Safety rating from the IIHS.

Standard active driver assistance features include blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward and rear automatic emergency braking. On the range-topping Prestige trim, the Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, and high beam assist.

Utility

The 2018 SQ5 has 26.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the split-folding rear seats and 60.4 cubic feet behind the front seats.

What We Think

In a 2018 First Drive, we said that the new 3.0-liter turbo V-6 offers strong acceleration and quick response, easily getting you to highway speeds. Despite its height, the SQ5 is surprisingly nimble through the corners and feels light on its feet. The steering, however, isn't very precise and the start/stop system's operation is rough. At highway speeds, the cabin stays quiet and material quality is excellent.

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2018 AUDI SQ5 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V6 Turbo 3.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Tiptronic® 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
Premium Plus quattro
Class
Premium Compact Utility
Horsepower
354@5400
Standard MPG
19/24
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Cold Weather Package

INCLUDES: Rear Seats, Heated; Steering Wheel, Heated
$466 $500

Navigation Package

INCLUDES: Built-In Apps; DVD/VCD; Entertainment Display Screen; Internal HD; Main Dashboard Display; Multi-Function Display Screen, 12.3-Inch; Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.3-Inch; Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info; Wi-Fi Network
$2418 $2600

S Sport Package

INCLUDES: Active Differential; Alternate Suspension; Red Brake Calipers; Responsive Suspension; Suspension, Front Air Springs; Suspension, Rear Air Springs
$2790 $3000

Warm Weather Package

INCLUDES: Blinds, Side; Driver Seat, Ventilated; Leatherette Covered Center Console and Door Armrests; Passenger Seat, Ventilated; [WTP] Seat Upholstery, Leather NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [WTP] Seat Upholstery, Leather; [EI] Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Fine Napa Leather; [EI] Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather/Alcantara® with Synthetic Suede; [0Q] Seat Upholstery/Color, Rotor Gray Fine Napa Leather; [0Q] Seat Upholstery/Color, Rotor Gray Leather/Alcantara® with Synthetic Suede
$1116 $1200

Winter Wheel and Tire Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Tires, Winter; Wheels
$2771 $2980

Engine: V6 Turbo 3.0 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Tiptronic® 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Monsoon Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Mythos Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Navarra Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Azores Green Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Brilliant Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Florett Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Matador Red Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ibis White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Moonlight Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Audi Cargo Box (PIO)

$70 $75

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

CONTAINED IN: [PNY] Navigation Package
Pkg Pkg

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [PNY] Navigation Package
Pkg Pkg

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Internal HD

CONTAINED IN: [PNY] Navigation Package
Pkg Pkg

USB Cables (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mobile Phone Prep with Charger; One Micro USB Cable and One Lightning Cable
$102 $110

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [PNY] Navigation Package
Pkg Pkg

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Refrigerated Storage Compartment, in Glove Compartment

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Phone

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

CONTAINED IN: [PNY] Navigation Package
Pkg Pkg

Mobile Phone Prep with Charger

CONTAINED IN: [LMC] USB Cables (PIO)
Grp Grp

Multi-Function Display Screen, 12.3-Inch

CONTAINED IN: [PNY] Navigation Package
Pkg Pkg

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.3-Inch

CONTAINED IN: [PNY] Navigation Package
Pkg Pkg

One Micro USB Cable and One Lightning Cable

CONTAINED IN: [LMC] USB Cables (PIO)
Grp Grp

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Cargo Area(1), Rear(1), Front(2)

Std Std

Active Differential

CONTAINED IN: [PPU] S Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Axle Ratio, 3.204

Std Std

Brakes, Regenerative

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Stability Control, Steering, Suspension, Traction Control

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 18.5 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Drive: Quattro® Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Descent Control System AWD

Std Std

Delete Front License Plate Holder

N/C N/C

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Bumpers

Std Std

Paint Protection: Front Bumper (PIO)

$326 $350

Paint Protection: Partial Hood and Fenders (PIO)

$242 $260

Paint Protection: Rear Load Sill/Door Cup/Door Edge (PIO)

$140 $150

Delete: Glass Roof

CONTAINED IN: [PFH] Panoramic Sunroof Delete
Grp Grp

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Glass Roof

Std Std

Panoramic Sunroof Delete

INCLUDES: Delete: Glass Roof; Sunroof
N/C N/C

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars with Storage Bag (PIO)

INCLUDES: Roof Rails; Storage Bag
$428 $460

Red Brake Calipers

CONTAINED IN: [PPU] S Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Roof Rails

CONTAINED IN: [QFB] Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars with Storage Bag (PIO)
Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Remote

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Sunroof

CONTAINED IN: [PFH] Panoramic Sunroof Delete
Grp Grp

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Underbody Protection: Engine

Std Std

Inlays - Carbon Atlas

$466 $500

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Blinds, Side

CONTAINED IN: [PPZ] Warm Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [QFP] Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)
Grp Grp

Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber

CONTAINED IN: [QFP] Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)
Grp Grp

Floor Mats

Std Std

Leatherette Covered Center Console and Door Armrests

CONTAINED IN: [PPZ] Warm Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Leather On Doors And Instrument Panel

CONTAINED IN: [WTP] Seat Upholstery, Leather
Grp Grp

Main Dashboard Display

CONTAINED IN: [PNY] Navigation Package
Pkg Pkg

Audi Cargo Mat (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [QFP] Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)
$182 $195

Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats (PIO)

$186 $200

Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [QCM] Audi Cargo Mat (PIO)
$284 $305

Privacy Trunk Cover - Black (PIO)

$209 $225

Steering Wheel, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [PAW] Cold Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Storage Bag

CONTAINED IN: [QFB] Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars with Storage Bag (PIO)
Grp Grp

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Audi Beam - Quattro (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RAB] Audi Beam - Rings (PIO)
$234 $250

Audi Beam - Rings (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [QAB] Audi Beam - Quattro (PIO)
$234 $250

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights: High Beams, Daytime Running Lights, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams, Side Indicator

Std Std

Alloy Heated Driver Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals, Alloy Heated Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Leather Care Kit (PIO)

$55 $60

Warranty Full Service, 12 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

Metallic Paint

$536 $575

Paint, Black

Std Std

Pearl Effect Paint

$536 $575

Rear Side Airbags

INCLUDES: Airbag, Side; Airbags, 8
$326 $350

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

CONTAINED IN: [4X4] Rear Side Airbags
Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Airbags, 8

CONTAINED IN: [4X4] Rear Side Airbags
Grp Grp

Collision Warning System, Audi Pre Sense® City

Std Std

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Cleaners

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Multi-Collision Braking

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Audi Side Assist

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Parking System Plus Radar, Rear Parking System Plus Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Audi First Aid Kit (PIO)

$48 $50

Driver Seat, Ventilated

CONTAINED IN: [PPZ] Warm Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Fine Nappa Leather Seat Upholstery

CONTAINED IN: [WTP] Seat Upholstery, Leather
Grp Grp

Passenger Seat, Ventilated

CONTAINED IN: [PPZ] Warm Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [PAW] Cold Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Split Bench 40/20/40 Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather/Synthetic Suede

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front 12-Way Power Heated Sports with Memory

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

INCLUDES: Fine Nappa Leather Seat Upholstery; Luxury Trim, Leather On Doors And Instrument Panel NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PPZ] Warm Weather Package CONTAINED IN: [PPZ] Warm Weather Package
$1164 $1250

Seat Upholstery/Color, Rotor Gray Fine Napa Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PPZ] Warm Weather Package
N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Rotor Gray Leather/Alcantara® with Synthetic Suede

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PPZ] Warm Weather Package
N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Fine Napa Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PPZ] Warm Weather Package
N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather/Alcantara® with Synthetic Suede

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PPZ] Warm Weather Package
N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Milano Leather

N/C N/C

Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 3D Sound

$884 $950

Disc Autochanger

Std Std

DVD/VCD

CONTAINED IN: [PNY] Navigation Package
Pkg Pkg

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Ten Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, 1-Disc CD Changer/MP3 Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Audi Dynamic Steering

$1070 $1150

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [PPU] S Sport Package
Std Std

Responsive Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [PPU] S Sport Package
Std Std

Suspension, Front Air Springs

CONTAINED IN: [PPU] S Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Suspension, Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Suspension, Rear Air Springs

CONTAINED IN: [PPU] S Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P255/45R20 Summer

Std Std

Tires, P255/45R20 All Season BSW

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PQ7] Wheels, 21" Audi Sport 5-Double-Spoke-V Design with 255/40 Summer Performance Tires
N/C N/C

Tires, Winter

CONTAINED IN: [TWR] Winter Wheel and Tire Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Wheels, 21" Audi Sport 5-Double-Spoke-V Design with 255/40 Summer Performance Tires

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [Q29] Tires, P255/45R20 All Season BSW
$930 $1000

Audi Guard Wheel Lock (PIO)

$106 $115

Wheels, 20" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Wheels

CONTAINED IN: [TWR] Winter Wheel and Tire Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
12
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
10000
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4