2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Audi SQ5 | Hoffman Estates, IL

You have two fine choices with the 2021 Audi Q5 and 2021 Audi SQ5 premium crossover SUV models. Both offer comfortable, five-passenger seating and generous cargo space, and both come equipped with luxury details, leading edge technology, and safety features to keep you connected and alert when you’re on the road.

What are the differences? In addition to a standard gas-powered engine, you can choose a plug-in hybrid option with the 2021 Q5. The sportier SQ5 comes equipped with a larger gas engine that delivers more horsepower and torque. For 2021, both the Q5 and SQ5 offer sportback body style options.

Search our inventory at Audi Hoffman Estates in Hoffman Estates, IL, to find the Q5 or SQ5 trim that interests you, and contact us at (888) 698-1441 or via text or chat to schedule a test drive. Take advantage of our current finance and lease offers, too.

2021 Audi Q5 vs. SQ5 Comparison - Audi Hoffman Estates

2021 Audi Q5 vs. SQ5 Exterior Design

On the outside, the redesigned 2021 Q5 fuses confident exploration with refined elegance, articulated by its smooth lines, stylish front grille, and distinctive 18-inch five-arm-star design wheels. Aluminum roof rails, a tailgate roof spoiler, and full LED headlights with daytime running light signature round out the exquisite exterior details.

The 2021 SQ5 takes a decidedly more athletic stance, emphasizing its high-performance nature. Featuring a honeycomb octagonal grille, S model roof spoiler, three-dimensional full LED headlights, and 20-inch 10-spoke star design platinum wheels, enjoy a sense of freedom when you’re on the open road inside the SQ5. The SQ5 also features aluminum roof rails and a tailgate roof spoiler.

2021 Audi Q5 vs. SQ5 Interior Design & Technology

The unique styling of the two models becomes even more apparent inside the cabin. The 2021 Audi Q5 features leather seat covers, standard front seats, and brown walnut inlays, while the 2021 Audi SQ5 features a panoramic sunroof, power tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column with memory, leather/Dinamica® sport seats in black with rock gray stitching, stainless steel pedals and footrest, and brushed aluminum details. Both models include an LED interior lighting package.

When it comes to connectivity and entertainment, both the 2021 Q5 and 2021 SQ5 feature a Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound, MMI® touch display with 10.1-inch center screen, Audi virtual cockpit plus, Audi smartphone interface, Bluetooth®, driver information system with 7-inch color display, and a head-up display with traffic sign recognition.

2021 Audi Q5 vs. SQ5 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Compare the performance levels of each Audi model in the accompanying table. The 2021 Q5 also offers a plug-in hybrid option that features a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with electric motor that produces 130 MPH (85 MPH in electric mode).

2021 Audi Q5

  • 2.0L turbocharged/TFSI® four-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology
  • 261 HP
  • 273 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 4,400 lbs. max. towing capacity

2021 Audi SQ5

  • 3.0L turbocharged/TFSI® six-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission
  • quattro® all-wheel drive with optional sport rear differential
  • 349 HP
  • 369 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 4,400 lbs. max. towing capacity

2021 Audi Q5 vs. SQ5 Size & Cargo

Both the 2021 Q5 and 2021 SQ5 comfortably seat up to five people and feature the same cargo volume and dimensions.

Cargo volume53.1 cu.-ft.
Length111 in.
Front Legroom40.9 in.
Front Headroom39.6 in.
Rear Legroom38 in.
Rear Headroom39.3 in.

2021 Audi Q5 vs. SQ5 Safety Options & Features

Find a wide range of pioneering technologies and advanced safety features inside both the 2021 Audi Q5 and 2021 SQ5. They include:

  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Child LATCH system
  • Remote keyless entry with push button start
  • Audi pre sense® city, basic, and rear
  • Rear view camera
  • Audi drive select
  • Audi side assist
  • High-beam assist
  • Parking system plus
  • Lane departure warning
  • Audi connect® CARE assistance and security services (trial subscription)

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