Audi SQ5 2014
It’s not uncommon that the U.S. receives a lesser version of available European vehicles. The SQ5 is not one of those vehicles. The high-performance crossover is Audi’s newest addition to its S-series line-up and is available in the U.S. with 354 horsepower from a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, turning over for an 8-speed automatic transmission. This gives the States a surprising 41 more horsepower than the Euro TDI version. However, both receive the same pristine all-wheel drive that communicates with the stability control for smoother driving. While the engines may be slightly different, there is no mistake when recognizing either one. They both have an aggressive, but powerful, look in the barred grill that Audi flaunts for their S series, and both bolster the same standard leather interior with premium Nappa options. To set the SQ5 apart from an ordinary Q5 some more, Audi has given it a stiffer suspension on top of performance brakes labeled with the SQ5 tag. An impressive entrance for Audi’s Q5 into the high-performance crossover world.
Engine: 3.0-Liter supercharged V-6
0-60: 5.3 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Torque: 346 foot-pounds