Audi SQ5 Sportback Review & Prices
The Audi SQ5 Sportback is a sporty coupe-like SUV that offers plenty of punch from its engine, but isn’t as practical as the standard SQ5
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Being a slightly sleeker version of the SQ5 SUV, the Sportback is like picking a burger with one patty instead of two – but it’s still quite chunky.
It has the same face as the SQ5 SUV, with a large Audi grille having smaller inlets either side, while it now comes with black detailing all round instead of shiny chrome. Where the similarity ends is behind the front doors. Where the SQ5’s roofline would continue, the Sportback’s slopes down to the boot, giving a sporty feel.
The interior is classic Audi – professional, well-built but not the most exciting or interesting to look at. You get two large displays for the driver’s information and infotainment, while there’s a Bang & Olufsen surround sound system, sport seats in Nappa leather, a flat-bottomed leather steering wheel and plenty of piano black trim.
As it’s effectively the same as the Q5 Sportback, you can expect the roofline in the back to cut into headroom somewhat, but there’s still some decent legroom so only the tallest people will feel cramped.
Boot space of the SQ5 Sportback is also a bit down on the standard Sportback, dropping by 10 litres to 500 litres. That can be extended to 1,470 litres by folding down the rear seats.
With some brutish diesel punch from the V6, the SQ5 Sportback balances style and substance. The standard SQ5 is more spacious though
Under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel that’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. You get 341hp and 700Nm of torque that gets you from 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds before reaching a limited top speed of 155mph.
You get a sports suspension setup with damper control as standard, while the top-spec Vorsprung gets a sporty air suspension system that should provide more comfort over bumps when cruising.
If the standard SQ5 is anything to go by, the SQ5 Sportback should feel sportier to drive than the Q5 Sportback, but isn’t quite as dynamic as the alternatives from Mercedes and BMW. It should be much more comfortable with the air suspension in Vorsprung though.
Visibility out of the rear isn’t as good as the standard SQ5 with the sloping roofline cutting the rear window down considerably – but the wing mirrors and over-the-shoulder view will be just as good. Surround view cameras and sensors will also help with manoeuvring in town.
As it is has the performance and looks to match the alternatives from Mercedes and BMW, the Audi SQ5 Sportback will be a stylish coupe SUV that’s dependable and comfortable.
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The Audi SQ5 Sportback has a RRP range of £61,590 to £78,840. Monthly payments start at £1,000. The price of a used Audi SQ5 Sportback on carwow starts at £46,750.
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