2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback

MSRP range: $56,100 - $64,700
MSRP$57,195
Edmunds suggests you pay$55,174

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  • 2021

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Review

  • Impressively comfortable ride for a sport-tuned SUV
  • Luxurious but restrained interior design
  • Nimble handling
  • Infotainment system is distracting to use
  • Less overall storage space than standard SQ5
  • All-new model for 2021
  • Has a sleeker style than the regular SQ5
  • Comes standard with an adaptive sport suspension
  • Part of the first Q5 Sportback generation introduced 2021

There are plenty of luxury crossover SUVs you can choose from these days. But there are fewer performance-oriented luxury crossovers with a coupe-like sloping roofline. That's exactly what you get with the new 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback. Start with a standard Q5 then add more distinctive styling (the Sportback part) and additional performance (the S part) and you've got a much more interesting SUV than you had when you started. And it has a couple of interesting wrinkles on top of that.

The SQ5 Sportback is for those who like the style of the Q5 Sportback but want more panache. That comes in the form of a turbocharged V6 engine with nearly 100 additional horsepower over the Q5 Sportback. You'll also get unique SQ5 Sportback exterior badging, a standard adaptive suspension that adjusts to road conditions on the fly, and the ability to add a few optional features that aren't possible with the Q5 Sportback, such as an air suspension system that can adjust the vehicle's ride height.

A few other automakers have similar models. The Infiniti QX55 doesn't quite have the muscle, but its style bears similarities to the SQ5 Sportback. Then there's the BMW X4 M40i, which has additional power, and the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe with a first-rate interior. If you want even more athleticism, the Porsche Macan S is one of the sharpest SUVs you can buy. Among this group, the new SQ5 Sportback is easily worth a look.

Which SQ5 Sportback does Edmunds recommend?

The midlevel Premium Plus is our pick for its elevated interior and swath of safety technologies you can't get in the base version. It comes standard with the Convenience package, which includes a heated steering wheel and other helpful features, plus softer surfaces throughout the cabin.
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Audi SQ5 Sportback models

The Audi SQ5 Sportback small luxury SUV comes in one of three styles: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. Under the hood is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (349 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque) connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive comes standard on all versions. Feature highlights include:

Premium
This base trim comes pretty well equipped with:

  • LED headlights
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Adaptive suspension system (can enhance ride comfort and performance)
  • 10.1-inch center touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather seating
  • Power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power liftgate

Standard safety equipment on every SQ5 Sportback includes:

  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert (notifies the driver if a vehicle is lurking in a blind spot or if rear cross-traffic is approaching when in reverse)
  • Front and rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front or behind the vehicle when parking)

Optional for the Premium is the Convenience package that includes:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Keyless proximity entry
  • Driver's seat memory settings

Premium Plus
This trim elevates the SQ5 Sportback with the features of the Convenience package plus:

  • Faux leather center console and armrests
  • Configurable digital instrument panel
  • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)
  • Surround-view camera (gives you a top-down view of the SQ5 Sportback and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the vehicle and the car in front)

Prestige
The top-line SQ5 Sportback includes even more features such as:

  • OLED (organic LED) taillights
  • Dual-pane acoustic front side windows
  • Head-up display
  • Navigation system
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system
  • Traffic sign recognition

Other notable optional features include:

  • Black Optic package
    • Black exterior trim
    • Different wheels with summer tires
  • Warm Weather package
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Manual rear window sunshades
  • S Sport package
    • Adaptive air suspension system (can adjust the vehicle's ride height)
    • Sport rear differential (can enhance the SQ5 Sportback's handling agility)
  • Premium Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Upgraded leather upholstery

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$56,100
MPG & Fuel
18 City / 24 Hwy / 20 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: N/A capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 349 hp @ N/A rpm
Torque: 369 lb-ft @ N/A rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 184.6 in. / Height: 65.4 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 84.2 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 74.5 in.
Curb Weight: 4321 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 24.7 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite SQ5 Sportback safety features:

Traffic Jam Assist
Uses the adaptive cruise control and lane-centering system to provide assisted driving at speeds up to 40 mph.
Audi Side Assist
Notifies the driver if a vehicle is lurking in a blind spot or if rear cross-traffic is approaching when in reverse.
Audi Parking System Plus
Helps the SQ5 Sportback park by sounding an alert when it approaches an object in front of or behind the vehicle.


Audi SQ5 Sportback vs. the competition

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback

2021 BMW X4

2021 BMW X4

Audi SQ5 Sportback vs. BMW X4

The BMW X4 was a pioneer of the small luxury coupe-style SUV, and its M40i variant is sporty enough to compete directly with the SQ5 Sportback. The M40i has a smooth inline six-cylinder engine that's more powerful than the Audi's V6, and we like its comfortable ride and composed drive. The BMW, however, is also more expensive.

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Audi SQ5 Sportback vs. Mercedes-AMG GLC-Class Coupe

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe is a stately vehicle, particularly with regards to its gleaming interior that makes an instant impression. Its six-cylinder engine overpowers the SQ5 Sportback's V6 too. But the GLC 43 Coupe is costly, with starting prices matching the price of a fully loaded SQ5 Sportback. Still, the Benz impresses.

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Audi SQ5 Sportback vs. Infiniti QX55

For a non-German alternative, consider the Infiniti QX55. It has an elegant silhouette and a few extra features that you can't get in the more traditional QX50 crossover. You'll have less power on tap from the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and the interior isn't up to par. But the bottom line: The QX55 looks great at a much lower price.

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FAQ

Is the Audi SQ5 Sportback a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 SQ5 Sportback both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Audi SQ5 Sportback fuel economy, so it's important to know that the SQ5 Sportback gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the SQ5 Sportback has 24.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Audi SQ5 Sportback. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback:

  • All-new model for 2021
  • Has a sleeker style than the regular SQ5
  • Comes standard with an adaptive sport suspension
  • Part of the first Q5 Sportback generation introduced 2021
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Is the Audi SQ5 Sportback reliable?

To determine whether the Audi SQ5 Sportback is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the SQ5 Sportback. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the SQ5 Sportback's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 SQ5 Sportback is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback?

The least-expensive 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback is the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $56,100.

Other versions include:

  • Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $56,100
  • Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $64,700
  • Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $59,500
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What are the different models of Audi SQ5 Sportback?

If you're interested in the Audi SQ5 Sportback, the next question is, which SQ5 Sportback model is right for you? SQ5 Sportback variants include Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of SQ5 Sportback models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Overview

The 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback is offered in the following submodels: SQ5 Sportback SUV. Available styles include Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Audi SQ5 Sportback models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 349 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 SQ5 Sportback.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 SQ5 Sportback featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback?

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57,195. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,021 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,021 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $55,174.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 3.5% below the MSRP.

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $60,595. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $1,643 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,643 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $58,952.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 2.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $65,795. The average price paid for a new 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $310 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $310 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $65,485.

The average savings for the 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 0.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportbacks are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback?

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
20 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Prestige 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
20 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD w/TFSI (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
20 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG20
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase111.0 in.
Length184.6 in.
WidthN/A
Height65.4 in.
Curb Weight4321 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback?

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