Audi SUVs are beautiful, upscale, refined, and fun to drive. These pure driving machines feature the latest in luxury materials as well as the best German engineering under the hood. With the latest 2022 Audi Q5 and SQ5 models, there are four great options for buyers to choose from in Canada: 2022 Audi Q5, 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback, 2022 Audi SQ5, and 2022 Audi SQ5 Sportback.
With captivating silhouettes and thrilling driving dynamics across the lineup, it can be hard to choose which model best fits your wants and needs. To make that determination, it is important to compare which each model provides.
2022 Audi Q5 vs Q5 Sportback - Which is Better for You?
The 2022 Audi Q5 and Q5 Sportback are SUVs that offer comfort, style, technology, and a powerful driving experience. However, they offer drastically different designs that can be a determining factor in which one you choose.
|Features||2022 Audi Q5||2022 Audi Q5 Sportback|
|Engine||I-4 DOHC / 16V / Direct Injection / Turbocharged / 12V Mild Hybrid||I-4 DOHC / 16V / Direct Injection / Turbocharged / 12V Mild Hybrid|
|Horsepower||261 HP||261 HP|
|Torque||273 lb-ft||273 lb-ft|
|0-100 km/h Acceleration Time||6.1 seconds||6.1 seconds|
|Top Speed||209 km/h||209 km/h|
|Transmission||7-speed S Tronic||7-speed S Tronic|
|Fuel Economy - City||10.3 l/100 km||10.3 l/100 km|
|Fuel Economy - Highway||8.4 l/100 km||8.4 l/100 km|
|Maximum Cargo Volume||Seats up - 725 L / Seats down - 1,516 L||Seats up - 699 L / Seats down - 1,470 L|
While the technical specifications remain the same, the sporty coupe-like design of the Sportback reduces the maximum cargo volume slightly because of the more pronounced curvature of the rear roofline.
2022 Audi Q5 vs SQ5 - What Performance Do You Need?
In addition to its Q5 and Q5 Sportback, Audi also offers a performance-oriented SQ5 model. The SQ5 beats out the Q5 for horsepower, torque, acceleration, top speed, and more with a larger engine. Drivers looking at the 2022 Audi Q5 and SQ5 models in Toronto will need to decide how much power they need from their vehicle.
|Features||2022 Audi Q5||2022 Audi SQ5|
|Engine||I-4 DOHC / 16V / Direct Injection / Turbocharged / 12V Mild Hybrid||V6 DOHC / 24V / Direct Injection / Turbocharged|
|Horsepower||261 HP||349 HP|
|Torque||273 lb-ft||369 lb-ft|
|0-100 km/h Acceleration Time||6.1 seconds||5 seconds|
|Top Speed||209 km/h||249 km/h|
|Transmission||7-speed S Tronic||8-speed Tiptronic|
|Fuel Economy - City||10.3 l/100 km||12.5 l/100 km|
|Fuel Economy - Highway||8.4 l/100 km||9.7 l/100 km|
|Maximum Cargo Volume||Seats up - 725 L / Seats down - 1,516 L||Seats up - 725 L / Seats down - 1,516 L|
How is the Exterior and Interior Styling Different Between the 2022 Audi Q5 and SQ5?
The exterior and interior styling does not differ much between the 2022 Audi Q5 and SQ5 models because the SQ5 focuses on improving under-the-hood performance for drivers, not improving upon its already-luxurious refinement found in the style and design of the SUV. But there are some key changes to Sportback models, such as:
a. Standard panoramic sunroof
b. Coupe-inspired sweeping roofline and athletic posture
c. Mre exterior chrome accents
d. Smaller honeycomb pattern for the signature Audi grille
e. Slightly smaller cargo volume at 1,470 litres with the seatbacks folded
Both the Q5 and SQ5, and their respective Sportback models, offer seating capacity for up to five passengers, ample cargo space with versatile 40/20/40 split-folding and sliding rear seat, and 19-21 inch wheel options.
What Other Technology Features Could You Need?
Audi built its Q5 and SQ5 models with the latest high-tech features to ensure drivers have the connectivity and clarity that they need while driving. Buyers of any trim level will be treated to one of the most intuitive infotainment systems available in a vehicle with Audi's third-generation MIB 3 infotainment system. MIB 3 offers faster processing time, broader functionality, and a more extensive range of entertainment opportunities as it powers the Multimedia Interface (MMI) in Audi's Q5 and SQ5 models. Additional features include:
• Standard 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen infotainment display
• 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster with Audi virtual cockpit
• Apple CarPlay
• Android Auto
• Wi-Fi hotspot
Audi also ensures that drivers are surrounded by intelligence with its integrated sensors and cameras that work together for its suite of driver-assistance technologies. These features help you maneuver in traffic, stay in your lane, and keep yourself and others safe on the road:
• Surround-view camera
• Collision braking
• Collision avoidance
• Adaptive cruise control
The 2022 Audi Q5 and SQ5 models (and Sportback versions) are great options for drivers in Toronto that are looking for a luxury compact SUV that stands out from the crowd. Audi Midtown Toronto has a wide selection of Audi vehicles on hand to allow drivers to browse Q5 inventory with ease to find the car that best suits them. With so many standard features to offer, the Q5 and SQ5 are vehicles that are hard to beat.