Audi SQ5 Model Overview at Audi Louisville

Key Features

  • Starting at $55,800 MSRP
  • 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged DOHC V6 engine with 349 horsepower / 369 lb-ft of torque
  • Six-piston fixed front calipers with S badging
  • Leather/Alcantara® seating surfaces with S embossing
  • S model-specific front/rear fasciae and side sills
  • Optional Audi virtual cockpit and head-up display with navigation and assistance systems information
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph) in 4.7 seconds with a top track speed of 155 MPH
  • Standard Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™
Audi SQ5 Exterior

About the Audi SQ5

Equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharged V6 TFSI® engine producing 349 horsepower, the Audi SQ5 delivers a dynamic balance of performance you would expect from a German-engineered coupe with the inspiring versatility of an SUV. The SQ5 features unique exterior treatments which include Aluminum-optic side mirror housings and a distinctive Singleframe® grille. Tailored for the driving enthusiast, the available S sport package adds a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension, agility-enhancing quattro® sport rear differential, and red brake calipers.

A luxurious driver-centric cockpit includes a three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel (with S badging) and available Fine Nappa leather front sports seats. You'll always be in-touch thanks to a standard Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™ integration. Ideal for those living active lifestyles, the Audi SQ5 offers versatile cargo space with a generous 54.0 cubic feet of capacity with the 40/20/40 rear seatbacks folded down. A variety of available active driver-assistive safety features found on the SQ5 help protect you from the unexpected.

What's New for 2023

Although minor in nature, there are a handful of key updates to the sport-focused Audi SQ5 for the 2023 model year. For greater convenience and peace of mind behind the wheel, all SQ5 models now come standard with adaptive cruise control this year. Choosing the Premium Plus trim level now means that you'll receive a standard Bang and Olufsen audio system. Finally, last year's Quantum Gray has been replaced with a new Chronos Gray exterior color option for the 2023 Audi SQ5.

What the Critics Say

"With its accurate, firm steering, there's plenty of fun to be had tossing the SQ5 through the twisties, especially if equipped, as our test vehicle was, with the optional torque-vectoring rear differential. Even entry-level SQ5s have a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system that can direct up to 85 percent of the available torque to the rear wheels." -- Car and Driver

"But climb aboard and the SQ5 welcomes you into a stylish atmosphere full of pleasing shapes and rich materials, including fine, diamond-stitched quilted leather and crisp brushed-aluminum trim. The general feeling of quality is all but unsurpassed. This is a delicious-that's the word-environment in which to hit the road." -- Automobile Magazine

Audi SQ5 Features

Audi SQ5 3.0 Turbocharged V6 Engine

Thrilling Performance

At the heart of the Audi SQ5 lies a 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged DOHC V6 engine with 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. A standard eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission features remarkably fast and smooth shifting performance. Legendary quattro® all-wheel drive enables precise, dynamic handling through active torque distribution to the rear axle. The Audi SQ5 can rocket from 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds. Thanks to a lightweight suspension design, the SQ5 delivers handling that's both comfortable and engaging. Audi drive select makes it possible to pre-select up to six driver selectable modes, helping you tailor the SQ5 to suit your individual driving style.

Audi SQ5 Exterior

Striking Design

No matter where your destination takes you, the Audi SQ5 always makes a memorable impression. Sporty design elements found on the SQ5 include sculpted three-dimensional full LED headlights, S model roof spoiler, and a platinum gray Singleframe® grille. From the side, the Audi SQ5 boasts a strong wave-design shoulder line for an aggressive stance and confident profile. Optional red brake calipers help highlight the standard 20-inch 5-double-spoke star design alloy wheels.

Audi SQ5 Interior

Driver-Centric Interior

The Audi SQ5 features a refined interior that's centered around the driver. An expansive wraparound dashboard design offers a sleek look that compliments the larger center display. Standard three-zone climate control with a digital display helps ensure that all occupants can unwind in complete comfort. Sliding and split-folding rear seats provide plenty of options for carrying cargo, passengers, or a mix of both. Standard leather/Alcantara® seating surfaces with S embossing provide twelve-way power adjustments to the driver's seat for unparalleled support. Available ambient LED interior lighting allows you to customize the mood inside the Audi SQ5.

Audi SQ5 Virtual Cockpit Display

Audi Advanced Technology

The optional Audi Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster allows the driver to customize a 12.3 inch fully-digital display to show everything from navigation directions to speed information and place it front-and-center in exceptional clarity. The standard Audi smartphone interface enables Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™ integration, allowing you access to your compatible smartphone's features including navigation, telephone, music, and select third-party apps, and can be controlled through the MMI® interface, your voice control system or steering wheel controls. The Audi suite of available advanced driver assistance technologies can help alert you to some of the unpredictable shifts that come your way. These technologies include Audi pre-sense® rear with Rear cross traffic assist, Vehicle exit assist, and Audi pre-sense city®.

Trims & Specs

SQ5 Premium


  • Starting at $55,800 MSRP
  • S-specific adaptive damping suspension and brake system
  • Leather/Dinamica® seating surfaces
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Carbon Atlas inlays
  • 20-inch 10-spoke star design wheels, platinum finish with summer tires
SQ5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus

  • Starting at $60,500 MSRP
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Hands-on detection steering wheel
  • Audi active lane assist
  • Top view camera system
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound
SQ5 Prestige


  • Starting at $65,700 MSRP
  • Matrix-design LED headlights with headlight washers
  • OLED taillights
  • Head-up display
  • Navigation package
  • Park assist