2014 Audi SQ5 Starts at $52,795


  • 2014 Audi SQ5 Picture

    2014 Audi SQ5 Picture

    The high-performance 2014 Audi SQ5 starts at $52,795 | June 17, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The high-performance 2014 Audi SQ5 starts at $52,795, reflecting a $14,600 premium over the base 2014 Audi Q5.
  • The Audi SQ5 is the first S variant of the Audi Q lineup.
  • It goes on sale in late summer.

HERNDON, Virginia — The high-performance 2014 Audi SQ5 starts at $52,795, including an $895 destination charge, reflecting a $14,600 premium over the base 2014 Audi Q5. The SQ5 goes on sale in late summer.

The Audi SQ5 is the first S variant of any Audi Q model.

The base 2014 Audi Q5 2.0T starts at $38,195, including shipping.

At this point, the Audi SQ5 has no direct competitors. The top-of-the-line 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic starts at $39,995, including a $905 destination charge. The 2013 BMW X5 M starts at $89,775, including a $925 destination charge. There is no 2013 BMW X3 M model.

The SQ5 is equipped with a 354-horsepower 3.0-liter TFSI direct-injection V6 engine lined to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. The high-performance crossover sprints from zero-60 mph in 5.1 seconds and has a top track speed of 155 mph, according to Audi.

Exterior design cues include S model bumpers with a Platinum Gray grille and diffuser, aluminum exterior mirror housings and quad exhaust tips. The cabin gets a three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom steering wheel, gray instrument face with white needles, pedals with aluminum inserts and SQ5-specific leather/aluminum shift knob.

Edmunds says: Expect to pay a hefty price premium to upgrade to the 2014 Audi SQ5.

Comments

  • cjasis cjasis Posts:

    I think this article is a little misleading... that nearly $15,000 premium is over a 2.0L turbo four model with no options. A Q5 Prestige starts at just over $51,000 and adding even a few options quickly brings you to (or above) the starting price of the SQ5.

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