The 2014 Audi SQ5 tips scale to be considered top of the luxury compact crossover segment: a luxury compact crossover that oozes performance: and the most fun
If you enjoy sports car performance as well as having an ideal SUV/Crossover, you cannot go wrong with this fabulous car.
In true definition, the Audi SQ5 is a performance-inspired luxury crossover most likely to be watched by BMW (its primary competitor) in their attempt to emulate Audi’s success.
The compact crossover market is booming in South Africa, the U.S. and China luxury crossovers offer a competitive choice.
The Audi SQ5 builds upon the Audi Q5, with the SQ5 adding more refinement features and levels of performance not seen in the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, or BMW X3 family range.
The range-topping Mercedes GLK350 is powered by a 3.5-litre V-6, and 302 hp; the BMW xDrive35i similarly gets 300 hp from its 3.0-litre V-6. Audi SQ5 cranks up power to 354 hp, and taking just 5.1 seconds to do the 0-100 kmh.
The SQ5 is equipped with a supercharged 3.0-litre V-6 motor and its only engine option. Fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters sending power to all four wheels using Audi’s ‘quattro all-wheel drive system’
The SQ5 offers a generous array of standard equipment.
The 2014 Audi SQ5 is an increasingly popular luxury compact crossover that currently has no equal.
Volkswagen Group’s other brand, the Porsche Macan crossover, recently launched could be a serious contender in the sales department.
If you’re looking for compact crossover utility, but still long for the performance aspects of your sports car, the Audi SQ5 is an obvious choice.