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Audi SQ5

The Audi SQ5 is a high-performance variant of the Audi Q5 that arrived in Australia in 2009.

Heavily based on the four-door, family-oriented Audi Q5, the SQ5 features a sports-oriented chassis, drivetrain, and body panels.

The first SQ5 introduced in 2013 featured a 230kW/650Nm twin-turbocharged V6 diesel engine and eight-speed torque converted automatic that sent power to all four wheels. A petrol-powered version, fitted with the same 260kW/470Nm turbocharged V6 engine as the Audi S4 and S5, later replaced the diesel-powered engine in 2017. Each engine was 3.0-litres big.

Prices for the Audi SQ5 range from $101,500 to $104,900 for the SQ5 3.0 Tfsi Quattro and SQ5 3.0 TDI Quattro Mhev Spec Edtn variants, respectively.

Audi SQ5 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Audi SQ5 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $81,700 and going to $110,220 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $81,700 $110,220
2021 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $101,500 $104,900
2020 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $81,700 $110,220
2019 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $80,600 $105,270
2018 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $69,400 $97,350
2017 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $53,700 $83,050
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Audi SQ5 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Audi SQ5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Can I put an Amarok wheel on a Q5?

    I understand what you're trying to do, and the Amarok wheel might well fit, but I wouldn't recommend it. The Amarok wheels are 16 x 6.5-inch, the Q5's are 17 x 8-inch. Go to an Audi dealer, or a specialist mechanic and try to find a more suitable steel wheel.

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  • Safest mid-size luxury SUV?

    Definitely go for the Volvo. Apart from the safety gear, it's well built, well equipped and drives well.

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  • Porsche Macan vs Audi SQ5

    The SQ5 has more punch, that's for sure, but I believe the Macan is a better car and it gets The Tick from me.

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Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.

Audi SQ5 Colours

  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White
  • Turbo Blue
  • Azores Green
  • Floret Silver
  • Glacier White
  • Manhattan Grey
  • Matador Red
  • Monsson Grey
  • Moonlight Blue
  • Mythos Black
  • Navarra Blue
  • Daytona Grey
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Audi SQ5 2019.

Audi SQ5 Speed

The Audi SQ5 0-100km/h acceleration claims are 5.1s for the diesel TDI, 5.4s for the petrol TFSI, and both versions are limited to a top speed of 250km/h/.

Audi SQ5 Accessories

The SQ5 has an extensive list of standard features, which was expanded with an extra $10,000 worth of value last year.

The seats are covered with Nappa leather with diamond stitching while synthetic leather extends to the centre console and door armrests, sports padding up front with seat heaters, plus ambient lighting with choice of 30 colours and electric steering column adjustment.

The sound system is by Bang & Olufsen, which spreads 755W across a total of 19 speakers, while the 8.3-inch MMI multimedia system has now been outdated by the scroll-wheel free and bigger-screened units in more recent Audis and therefore Apple CarPlay still requires a cord like Android Auto. There’s a clever adjustable wireless phone charger located in the centre console.

The driver is informed by the Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instruments and a head-up display.

Other features include tinted windows with acoustic glazing, a panoramic glass sunroof, roof rails that detect when the included crossmembers are fitted and adust the stability control to compensate for a roof load, and metallic paint.

Audi SQ5 Interior

On the inside it gets Atlas genuine carbon fibre trim inlays and a massage function for the front seats, in addition to fina Nappa leather trim. 

Audi SQ5 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Audi SQ5 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 SUV 1634x1898x4671 mm 176 mm
2020 SUV 1634x1898x4671 mm 176 mm
2019 SUV 1634x1898x4671 mm 176 mm
2018 SUV 1634x1898x4671 mm 176 mm
2017 SUV 1637x1911x4644 mm 170 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi SQ5 Dimensions

Audi SQ5 Wheel Size

The Audi SQ5 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x40 R21 for SUV in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 255x40 R21 255x40 R21
2020 SUV 255x40 R21 21x8 inches 255x40 R21 21x8 inches
2019 SUV 255x40 R21 21x8 inches 255x40 R21 21x8 inches
2018 SUV 255x40 R21 21x8 inches 255x40 R21 21x8 inches
2017 SUV 255x45 R20 20x8.5 inches 255x45 R20 20x8.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi SQ5 Wheel Sizes

Audi SQ5 Towing Capacity

The Audi SQ5 has maximum towing capacity of 2400kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 2000kg 2400kg
2020 SUV 2000kg 2400kg
2019 SUV 2400kg 2400kg
2018 SUV 2400kg 2400kg
2017 SUV 2000kg 2400kg
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Audi SQ5 Fuel Consumption

The Audi SQ5 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.8L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 6.8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 8.7L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 6.8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 8.7L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 8.7L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 8.7L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 6.8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 8.7L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Audi SQ5 Pricing and Specs for 2021

Audi SQ5 Seats

The SQ5’s sport seats are trimmed in fine Nappa leather with diamond stitching, seat heaters and a massage function.

Audi SQ5 Seats