2018 Audi SQ5
2018 Audi SQ5 pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which SQ5 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
overall rating4 / 5
For 2018, the Audi SQ5 is fully redesigned, receiving many of the same technology, feature and interior upgrades as the regular Q5. But it's the SQ5's engine that continues to be this model's biggest separator from the Q5. Last year's supercharged V6 has been replaced by a new turbocharged V6, and it should make the SQ5 even more of a blast to drive. It has the same horsepower as the previous V6 but produces 23 more pound-feet of torque, and power delivery is lower in the rev range, which makes the SQ5 even punchier.The SQ5's new air suspension system is a nice upgrade and helps keep this hefty SUV flat in corners while providing a better ride quality on rough city pavement.
Daily driving in a SQ5 is better this year, too. The biggest issue with last year's model was that it was starting to feel dated, and the competition had left it behind in terms of technology. This new SQ5 fixes all of that. Just like the regular 2018 Q5, the SQ5 is packed with all of Audi's latest and greatest infotainment and safety tech. On top of all the new technology, the SQ5 gets a welcome improvement in rear-passenger legroom and an all-new cabin.
If you're shopping for a luxury crossover with the spirit of a Euro sport sedan, the new SQ5 is a great choice.
trim levels & features
The 2018 Audi SQ5 comes in either Premium Plus or Prestige trim. This means every SQ5 comes very well-equipped. But there are still plenty of upgrades to be had in terms of luxury, technology and performance.
All versions of the SQ5 will get a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 good for 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers aren't a giant increase over the outgoing supercharged V6, but Audi says maximum torque is available much lower in the rev range. The SQ5 also comes with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment highlights on the Premium Plus include 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, an adaptive suspension, a power liftgate, three-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, leather upholstery, a 7-inch touchscreen with Audi's MMI infotainment system, a 10-speaker sound system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Low-speed collision warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also standard safety features.
The SQ5 Prestige upgrades the SUV's technology with Audi's Virtual Cockpit gauge panel, a touchpad controller with handwriting recognition, a full-color head-up display, a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, a 8.3-inch touchscreen interface, a navigation system, a top-down parking camera system and extra soundproofing.
You can get those technology features as options on the Premium Plus. Audi also offers the S Sport package, which includes an air suspension system with adaptive ride-height and driving modes, an upgraded rear sport differential, and a special display mode for the Virtual Cockpit display, which includes a boost gauge and lap timer. A Driver Assistance package bundles adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, automatic high beams and speed limit info.
Other options include a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, manual rear sunshades, ventilated front seats, rear side airbags, diamond-stitched leather upholstery, and 21-inch wheels with summer tires.
noise & vibration4.5
ease of use4
getting in/getting out4
child safety seat accomodation3.5
audio & navigation3.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite SQ5 safety features:
- Pre Sense City
- Warns you when it detects the risk of an imminent crash. Can automatically apply the brakes at speeds under 52 mph.
- Side Assist
- Monitors brakes, accelerates and provides steering guidance automatically when in traffic between zero and 40 mph.
- Rear Side Airbags
- Deploys torso-protecting airbags from the outboard rear seats in case of a side-impact collision. Optional on the SQ5.
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2018 Audi SQ5 for Sale
Audi has fully redesigned its hopped-up SUV, the 2018 SQ5. With an all-new chassis, body, interior and turbocharged engine, the SQ5 looks to regain its edge in the small sport-focused luxury crossover SUV market.
The previous-generation SQ5 had been starting to show its age, especially in terms of the vehicle's in-car technology. It was the last vehicle in Audi's lineup to still retain proprietary plugs in place of USB ports. Thankfully, the 2018 SQ5 receives a complete upgrade. A 7-inch touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay comes standard, with an optional 19-speaker sound system and an 8.3-inch touchscreen available as an optional upgrade.
Also available is Audi's Virtual Cockpit system, which replaces the traditional gauge cluster with a digital display screen that can be reconfigured to display information in a number of ways. A number of other technologies are either standard or optional, such as a full-color head-up display. blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and low-speed forward collision mitigation.
For 2018, the SQ5 can also be had with an optional adaptive air suspension. This system promises to improve ride quality as well as performance. On the road, the air suspension will allow the SQ5 to ride lower and to corner flatter. Driver selectable modes will allow for switching between comfort- and performance-oriented suspension settings on the fly. The height can also be adjusted with a lift mode, which raises the SQ5 for better clearance.
Audi's S cars have always been set apart by their engines, and for 2018, the SQ5 makes the jump from supercharging to turbocharging. While horsepower numbers remain the same, torque increases slightly. More importantly, full torque is available much sooner, and through most of the rev range. This should make the new SQ5 feel much punchier and livelier.
There's no shortage of choice in the sporty luxury SUV market, but Audi has always been known for providing understated luxury and exciting performance in a single, appealing package. The new SQ5 should be a compelling choice. Use Edmunds to help you find the perfect one.
2018 Audi SQ5 Overview
The 2018 Audi SQ5 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 Audi SQ5?
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Audi SQ5?
2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $62,475. The average price paid for a new 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,500 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,500 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$59,975.
The average savings for the 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 9 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,400. The average price paid for a new 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $4,242 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,242 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$55,158.
The average savings for the 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is7.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 13 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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