Used 2018 Audi SQ5 SUV

2018 Audi SQ5
$54,900 - $59,485

2018 Highlights

The Audi SQ5 is redesigned for 2018. Highlights include a new body structure, updated styling, a more powerful V6 engine, and new tech and driver-assistance features.

Pros

  • All-new chassis should improve ride and handling
  • Increased torque for even livelier performance
  • Major upgrades to driving and infotainment technology
  • Luxurious but restrained interior design

Cons

  • Reduced cargo space behind rear seats

Used 2018 Audi SQ5 SUV for Sale

Audi SQ5 2018 3.0T Prestige quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
8,219 miles
Used 2018
Audi SQ5
3.0T Prestige quattro
List$57,984
Est.Loan: $1,055/mo
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Audi SQ5 2018 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
3,715 miles
Used 2018
Audi SQ5
3.0T Premium Plus quattro
Audi Bethesda
21.3 mi away
List$54,900
Est.Loan: $999/mo
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Audi SQ5 2018 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
6,755 miles
Used 2018
Audi SQ5
3.0T Premium Plus quattro
Flow Volkswagen
86.5 mi away
List$59,485
Est.Loan: $1,083/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

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 Last year's supercharged V6 has been replaced by a new turbocharged V6, and it should make the SQ5 even more of a blast to drive.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 will make the SQ5 even punchier.The SQ5's new air suspension system should also be a nice upgrade and help keep this hefty SUV flat in corners while providing a better ride quality on rough city pavement.

Daily driving in a SQ5 should be 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 should fix 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. It finally even gets USB ports instead of Audi's now — finally, thankfully — defunct proprietary ports for smartphone integration. On top of all the new technology, the SQ5 gets a welcome improvement in rear-passenger legroom and an all-new cabin. We've been very pleased with the quality of Audi's current-generation interiors, and the SQ5 should be no exception.

If you're shopping for a luxury crossover with the spirit of a Euro hot rod, the new SQ5 should be a great choice.

trim levels & features

The 2018 Audi SQ5 comes in either Premium Plus or Prestige trims. 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 new SQ5 should feel quicker when accelerating from a stop or performing passing maneuvers. 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.

trim tested

Edmunds has not yet driven any version of the 2018 SQ5. The following is our first take on what's significant about it and what you can expect.

driving

With a new optional air suspension and improved torque from the new turbo V6, we expect impressive performance and handling from the 2018 SQ5.

comfort

With its optional air suspension, we expect a markedly improved ride in this new generation of SQ5. Audi generally does well in terms of comfort and noise isolation, and we like the climate control layout we've seen.

interior

We've liked Audi's new generation of interiors in other vehicles and expect more of the same from the new SQ5. More rear-seat legroom will come as a welcome addition.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Audi SQ5.

Exceptionally balanced vehicle
Aspen SQ5, 7/16/2017
Ive owned alot of cars since the late 70's, mostly BMW and Porsche. Ive owned 5 M3's, 2 M5's, 4 911's and more recently X5's, a Cayenne and even an X3M. Then I bought a 2012 Audi A8L and fell in love with the brand. Bought wife an Audi allroad and wanted something a little sportier. Wen to the dealer intending to look at the S4/S6/7 line and was considering the S5 sportback. All of the aforementioned is only for context. Im an older guy who appreciates performance and yet I have a perspective of how much performance a person can actually use on the street. I also enjoy a modicum of practicality and so many new cars today offer both that could only be dreamed of 10 or 15 years ago. The SQ5 is without a doubt the best balance of both comfort and performance I have encountered to date in an easy to live with package. Simply amazing the choices we consumers enjoy today. I considered a Macan but the usual Porsche buying experience is a turnoff. Additionally, my local Audi dealer was terrific to deal with and frankly, the SQ5 technology embarrases the Macan as well as the driving dynamics of the 2018 SQ5 feel far superior to the older platform that underpins the Macan. You can't go wrong with the SQ5 and be sure to get the virtual cockpit option.
Best luxury SUV w/ perfect comfort/sport balance
Al, 10/25/2017
Very happy with choosing the 2018 Audi SQ5 prestige. Before buying, I compared it to the new F -Pace S, XC60 T8, 43 AMG, and upcoming redesigned X3 M40i. With Audi SQ5's standard adaptive dampers, you get the best comfort, but also great sportiness when desired. The volvo is for my taste too soft and floaty, while the others are too harsh for a daily driver even with adaptive dampers. Even when driving back-to-back the Lexus RX and the SQ5 on my backroads, I found the SQ5 quieter and soaking up bumps much better than the Lexus RX while being faster at the same time. The virtual cockpit and the modern entertainment system are truly the best and most updated in their class, ahead of other competitors. Having google maps in a 12.3" screen in front of you w/ live traffic info is unbeatable. The XC 60 T8 comes close, but its infotainment system is rather laggy and ergonomics are not well though-out as everything, incl. heater, are adjusted w/ the main screen. So if that main screen does not boot up quickly or correctly you are basically left in the dark not being able to adjust anything. As confirmed by the recent reliability survey from consumer-reports, Audis are very reliable particularly compared to other luxury brands. Volvo and Jag are the bottom brands in this respect. All in all, it is the best grocery getter I have owned that pertains a dual-personality of keeping the rest of the family comfortable driving from A to B, but yet having the option of embracing windy and twisty roads with speed.
Fun Car
Rich, 12/7/2017
Great ride. Loaded with technology. Steering not as tight as x5
Best car
Mark Weiner, 6/24/2018
This is a wonderful car. The technology is very adaptable the car most comfortable and is great looking. Many nice details. Waiting to see gas mileage
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
N/A
MPG
19 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
N/A
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Safety

Our experts like the SQ5 models:

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.
Used 2018 Audi SQ5 SUV Overview

The Used 2018 Audi SQ5 SUV is offered in the following styles: 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's a good price on a Used 2018 Audi SQ5 SUV?

Price comparisons for Used 2018 Audi SQ5 SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2018 Audi SQ5 SUV 3.0T Premium Plus quattro is priced between $54,900 and $59,485 with odometer readings between 3715 and 6755 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Audi SQ5 SUV 3.0T Prestige quattro is priced between $57,984 and $57,984 with odometer readings between 8219 and 8219 miles.

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