The Audi SQ5 Sportback is available in the Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims but these are strictly related to its standard specification. The turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 retains its 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque power output with the eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Standard features are conclusive throughout the range with LED head- and taillights, 20-inch alloy wheels, a power tailgate, and a panoramic sunroof all being included as standard. The cabin experience is conclusive too, with the front heated seats, a 10-speaker audio system, keyless entry and push-button start, and a conclusive 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
For the sake of safety, the Premium Plus and Prestige trims add Audi's commendable adaptive cruise control with the support of active lane keep assist, emergency braking intervention, and a top view camera system. Bumping up to the Prestige trim will add Matrix-Design LED headlights with distinctive OLED taillights, a premium 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, heating for the rear seats, and a conclusive head-up display unit.
The price of the Audi SQ5 Sportback range starts with the Premium trim at an MSRP of $59,200 excluding a destination charge of $1,195. After this comes the Premium Plus at $62,400 while the Prestige tops things off at a cost of $67,600. Individual options are largely limited with the bulk of the configuration experience relying on a small number of packages. When fully loaded, the most you'd pay for an SQ5 Sportback is just over $79,000.
The Audi SQ5 Sportback in Prestige-guise is the most costly model of the range but when you look at what is included as standard, it does offer the best value at $67,600. It includes all of the basic and intermediate comfort and safety features with the added benefit of Audi's impressive Matrix-LED headlights and OLED taillights, the navigation package, a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, and a head-up display with traffic sign recognition. It also inherits the Convenience Package, virtual cockpit plus, and adaptive cruise control from the Premium Plus.
Avoiding the base trim model also gives you access to the optional Nappa leather upholstery, S Sport package, dynamic steering, warm weather package, and other visual revisions. Without any of these optional extras, it is still a conclusive premium offering.
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Audi SQ5 Sportback 3.0T Prestige quattro vs 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
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