Audi SQ5 Sportback… Always The Competitor!

While SUVs swamp the marketplace with appealing convenience, flexibility and a family friendly halo, true driving excitement and the subtler aspects of great performance are often overlooked.

The Audi SQ5 small SUV honors the brand’s racing heritage with exuberant performance and masterful road manners.

The SQ5 exterior makes the most of the aerodynamics and safety standard prescribed profile by accentuating the Sportback for rakish good looks and great cargo capacity. This harkens back to the early 80s when the Audi Sport Quattro dominated the world rally circuits with an unconventional fastback.

Powered by a rousing 3.0 TFSI V6 pumping 349 hp, the high-energy output is paired with an eight-speed automatic trans and Audi’s Quattro celebrated all-wheel-drive system.

The interior amenities and tech are highlighted by stylish two-tone quilted leather seating, carbon fiber look accents and a 10/.1“ center stack topping horizontal touchscreen infotainment command center.

The SQ5 sports touches like the red brake calipers and a discreet rear roof spoiler, adaptive air suspension, and a thick leather wrapped steering wheel incorporating paddle-shifters and accessory function controls.

A loaded Audi SQ5 is $66,640… still competitive in today’s pricey environment.