New for 2014, the Audi SQ5 is a performance-oriented variant of the standard Q5. All trims are powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged six-cylinder engine that produces 354 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission is paired to Audi quattro all-wheel-drive for an EPA estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Features include quad exhaust, sport-tuned suspension, xenon headlights, LED taillights, heated side mirrors, steering wheel controls, leather seating, panorama sunroof, heated front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, navigation system, and iPod®/iPhone® integration. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD), and brake assist (BA). The SQ5 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Audi Q5 gets a couple of new standard features, including a garage door opener and Bluetooth connectivity. The bigger news for 2014, is the addition of a new diesel engine. The new engine offers more power and torque than the base engine, while also beating it in fuel economy, offering up to 31mpg on the highway. The other big news for the Q5 in 2014 is the addition of the SQ5, a high performance version of the Q5 featuring a stronger engine and improved handling.
Strong performance; hybrid fuel economy; excellent ride quality; strong safety feature content list; excellent towing capability; available Audi Drive Select customization
With the 2.0 TFSI engine and 8-speed automatic, the 2014 Audi Q5 performs similarly to its V6-equipped big brother while being much more fuel-efficient. The standard Q5 has an EPA highway rating of 27 mpg. The Q5 has the longest wheelbase in its class and that gives it an especially smooth, settled ride. With either 3.0L V6, the Q5 has an excellent towing capacity as well. The Q5's rear-biased quattro all-wheel drive system brings more driving enjoyment than is typical for enthusiasts and those who might rather be driving a sport sedan, while the interior has just as much versatility and flexibility as other utility vehicles in this class. Add to the mix a 2.0L hybrid, and the appeal of the 2014 Audi Q5 is hard to ignore.