Compare 2023 Audi Q5 vs 2023 Audi SQ5

2023 Audi Q5 vs 2023 Audi SQ5
2023 Audi Q5 2023 Audi SQ5


2.0L Turbocharged I-4 3.0L Turbocharged V6


201 hp 349 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/29 * 19/24 *

  0-60 Miles Per Hour

6.8 seconds 4.7 seconds

2023 Audi Q5 vs 2023 Audi SQ5

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The 2023 Audi Q5 and the 2023 SQ5 are both small luxury crossovers with strong appeal. As close siblings, these popular models are frequently compared to each other. While they are similar in significant ways, they also have unique characteristics you should learn more about before finalizing your next crossover purchase. Our Audi Bedford reps can help you to appreciate their differences.


The five-passenger Q5 has three trim levels: one standard engine and two optional upgraded engines. The standard system is a 201-horsepower, turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. It is associated with all-wheel drive and a dual-clutch auto, seven-speed transmission. The Q5's optional gas powertrain delivers 261 horsepower, and the plug-in hybrid system produces 362 total horsepower. The SQ5 comes with one engine for all three powertrains. This is a 349-horsepower, turbo 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine. It is combined with all-wheel drive and an automatic eight-speed transmission. The SQ5 also has enhanced braking capabilities and an upgraded suspension.


The brilliant differences continue in the exteriors of these crossovers. The 2023 Audi Q5 makes a strong first impression with its large, metal-accented grille and slender, horizontal headlights. The narrow bumper and tall air vents also have metallic trim. The sides are distinguished by a five-spoke wheel design and prominent contour lines. The SQ5 has slightly stronger curves along its profile and blacked-out coloring for the grille, front bumper, and air vents. The headlights have a similar shape but are designed with an arrow-like LED bar. The sides of the SQ5 are comparably accented, and the wheels have a dressed-up design.


The 2023 Q5 is offered with exciting features throughout its trims. Select or all Q5 trims could come with a navigation system, cooled and heated cupholders, a head-up display, traffic sign recognition, heated rear and front seats, cabin lighting, a B&O sound system, a surround-view camera, a panoramic sunroof, driver's memory settings, satellite radio, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, remote monitoring and control, a 10.1-inch touch display screen, leather upholstery and more. The SQ5 is available with these features and a couple of extras. These include a wireless charging pad, a signal booster, and other features.

Audi Bedford is your reliable source for full details about the Q5 and the SQ5. Reach out to one of our Audi sales reps today to experience these models' abilities on the road with a test drive.

* EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See for details.