2018 Audi SQ5 Model Overview

Key Features

  • Starting at $54,300 MSRP
  • 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged DOHC V6 engine with 354 horsepower / 369 lb-ft of torque
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph) in 5.1 seconds with a top track speed of 155 MPH
  • Six-piston fixed front calipers with S badging
  • S model-specific front/rear fasciae and side sills
  • Standard Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™
  • Leather/Alcantara® seating surfaces with S embossing
  • Available MMI® navigation plus with MMI® all-in-touch with handwriting-recognition technology

About the Audi SQ5

Blending the performance of a German-engineered coupe with the outstanding versatility of an SUV, the 2018 Audi SQ5 remains a part of an enduring legacy of driving excellence. With a 0-60 time of 5.1 seconds and a top track speed of 155 MPH, the 2018 SQ5 offers exhilaration from an all-new 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged DOHC V6 engine with 354 horsepower. Aluminum-optic side mirror housings, a distinctive Singleframe® grille, and S model-specific front/rear fasciae and side sills help the SQ5 make a moving statement even when it's standing still. Developed to enhance the thrilling performance, an optional S sport package features red brake calipers, sport-tuned adaptive air suspension, and agility-enhancing quattro® sport rear differential.

Complementing the spirited performance of the Audi SQ5 is a refined, driver-focused cockpit. Grab hold of the three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel (with S badging) while you relax in the supportive yet luxurious Fine Nappa leather front sports seats. Enjoy seamless connectivity from the standard Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™ integration. Perfect for those living active lifestyles, the 40/20/40 rear seatbacks fold down to reveal a cavernous 60.4 cubic feet of capacity. Available active safety features on the SQ5 provide additional support and confidence while keeping you safe from the unexpected on the roadways.

What the Critics Say

"The SQ5 also remains a willing dance partner through the corners. With the S Sport package's suspension in its dynamic setting and the rear diff working out back, the SQ5 is light on its toes. It hunkers down through corners, with the diff shuffling power around to get the Audi's nose turned quickly." - Motor Trend

"As we've come to expect from Audi, the SQ5's interior is impeccably assembled and materials look and feel of high quality. Audi's Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster is part of the optional $2600 Navigation package on the base Premium Plus trim, but it's standard on the Prestige model; it's a worthy upgrade, presenting a ton of information directly in the driver's line of sight in a clear, attractive, and highly configurable manner." - Car and Driver

2018 Audi SQ5 Video

What's New for 2018

The Audi SQ5 enters a new generation for 2018 and has been redesigned inside and out. The outgoing supercharged V6 has been replaced with an all-new 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged DOHC V6 engine with 354 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. A brand-new chassis design, air suspension, and standard active dampers result in vastly improved handling for the SQ5. The interior layout has been improved for greater space for both cargo and passengers than the prior model. Refreshed exterior styling gives the SQ5 an unmistakably athletic stance featuring new side profile character lines and a revised front grille.

Audi SQ5 Features

2018 Audi SQ5 Matador Red

Eye-Catching Design

Regardless of your end destination, the 2018 Audi SQ5 is known to leave a lasting impression. A platinum gray Singleframe® grille, S model roof spoiler, and sculpted three-dimensional full LED headlights highlight the athletic character of the SQ5. Viewed from the side, the profile of the SQ5 features a strong wave-design shoulder line that creates an elegant, yet confident stance. Standard 20-inch 5-double-spoke star design alloy wheels with optional red brake calipers help the SQ5 stand out from the ordinary. A sleek power tailgate with hands-free tailgate release opens up effortlessly without the need to even lift a finger.

Inspired Performance

An all-new 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged DOHC V6 engine with 354 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque is found at the heart of the 2018 Audi SQ5. Remarkably responsive and smooth shifting performance comes from a standard eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission. Legendary quattro® all-wheel drive enables precise, dynamic handling through active torque distribution to the rear axle. The Audi SQ5 has the capability to rocket from 0-60 in just 5.1 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 155 MPH. A new lightweight suspension design allows the SQ5 to deliver handling that's both comfortable and engaging. Audi drive select makes it possible to pre-select up to six driver selectable modes, helping you tailor the SQ5 to suit your personal driving preferences.

2018 Audi SQ5 3.0 Turbocharged V6 Engine
2018 Audi SQ5 Interior

Sport-Focused Interior

Step inside the 2018 Audi SQ5 to find a luxurious interior that's centered around the driver. The massive center display is nicely complemented with the sleek look provided by an expansive wraparound dashboard design. Ensure all of your passengers can relax in complete comfort with standard three-zone climate control. The SQ5 provides plenty of options for carrying passengers, cargo, or even a blend of both. Experience twelve-way power adjustments to the driver's seat for the ultimate comfort along with leather/Alcantara® seating surfaces with S embossing. Customize the mood inside your SQ5 with optional ambient LED interior lighting.

Advanced Technology

The optional 12.3-inch fully digital Audi virtual cockpit instrument cluster gives SQ5 drivers the ability to customize information such as audio and navigation. Located front-and-center, drivers have quick access to important data such as speed and navigational directions. Access your compatible smartphone's features such as music, select third-party apps, telephone, and navigation with the standard Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™ integration. Control your favorite functions through the MMI® interface, your voice control system or steering wheel controls. The Audi suite of available advanced driver assistance technologies can help alert you to some of the unpredictable you may encounter on the road. These available technologies include Audi pre-sense® rear with Rear cross traffic assist, Vehicle exit assist, and Audi pre-sense city®.

2018 Audi SQ5 Virtual Cockpit Display

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