The 2014 Audi SQ5 is a crossover luxury 5 passenger compact offered in Premium Plus and Prestige levels cut. The standard equipment for the 2014 Audi SQ5 Premium Plus starts with 20-inch wheels with summer tires, performance brakes, a lowered sport suspension, xenon headlights, LED running lights, body S- specific Trim, auto-dimming / power-folding mirrors, rear roof spoiler, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, rear lift-gate and quad exhaust tips.
There is also keyless ignition / entry, heated eight-way power sport seats adjustment, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, leather / faux suede, tri-zone automatic climate control, adjustable drive settings (which includes throttle response flat bottom, programming transmission and power steering), 40/20/40-split rear seat, Bluetooth connectivity, the base Audi Multi Media Interface (MMI) with a controller mounted on the board, and a sound system with 10 speakers with sliding and reclining player CD, iPod / USB input, a connector for satellite radio and auxiliary audio.
The 2014 Audi SQ5 Prestige adds the adaptive headlights, a system for blind spot monitoring, sound system Bang & Olufsen 14 speakers, a heated cooled cup holders / umbrellas back doors and Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package which includes rear parking sensors , a navigation system, an information screen for the driver of color, digital music storage, voice controls, rear view camera, HD radio, online services “Audi Connect” (with Wi-Fi Mobile) and a more ergonomic MMI controller that is mounted in the center console.
Some of the 2014 Audi SQ5 standard features of the Prestige are available in Premium Plus and options, including the updated MMI package. The Prestige is also entitled to two packages: Driver Assist package adds adaptive cruise control and variable steering ratio, while the Comfort package comes with leather upholstery and ventilated front seats upgraded. Optional on both models broadens leather. Other stand-alone options include 21-inch wheels, the entertainment system for rear seat with dual display screens, sunroof, remove rear side airbags and inlaid aluminum / wood in layers.
2014 Audi SQ5 Interior
The cabin looks classy 2014 Audi SQ5 regular 2014 Audi Q5 and raises a bunch of neat touches with sports themes. For the most part, these luxurious materials are used, but the Audi SQ5 gets extras like flat-bottom steering wheel with shift paddles, the setting simulated with a leather shift knob / exquisite aluminum and of course lots of badges “SQ5”. You will also find aluminum trimmed pedals and trademark gray circles instrument alignment Total S., this is a makeover, by what was already a very nice interior.
Unfortunately, the standard MMI system borrows its controller 2014 Audi SQ5 dash mounted base Audi SQ5, and is equally frustrating here. The controller and associated buttons require an awkward reach to the drivers and legs, while the MMI software itself is an older version, less intuitive. Rather, navigation models equipped for the latest version of the MMI system with a suitable controller mounted on the console which is easier to use. An additional joystick button for enhanced control also includes Google Maps satellite images and Audi connect online services to mobile Wi-Fi capability.
Although the 2014 Audi Q5 is considered a compact crossover, which has plenty of space for four full-size adults. The Audi SQ5 front sport seats provide excellent support and adjust-ability, while the rear seats provide ample legroom default and the sliding and reclining functionality not a given in this segment. With rear seats folded, the Audi SQ5 can carry up to 57.3 cubic feet for cargo, which is lower compared to other small luxury crossovers.
2014 Audi SQ5 Engine
The 2014 Audi SQ5 come with 3.0L V6 supercharged 354 horse power rating of 346 pounds-feet of torque. All-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. In performance testing, the 2014 Audi SQ5 quick to 60 mph from a dead stop in just 5.0 seconds. For comparison, the potent least 5.8 seconds needed Q5 3.0T. Fuel economy, according to EPA, is 19 mpg combined (16 city / 23 highway). The standard evaluation loop 120 miles’, which favors an average of 21 miles per gallon highway trips.
2014 Audi SQ5 Safety
The 2014 Audi SQ5 safety equipment similar as the regular Audi Q5, which includes stability and traction control, front side air-bags and side curtain side airbags are optional airbags. The rear in both models, while a monitoring system is optional blind spot in the Premium Plus and Prestige standard. MMI Navigation Package includes rear parking sensors. We think our simulated test of a panic stop Q5 3.0T was impressive when he stopped in a very short 109 feet from 60 mph time. However, the more robust stance 2014 Audi SQ5 lower hardware and shorten the distance just 103 meters, or territory of the sport.
In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the regular Acura Q5 scored better highest possible rating in frontal offset, side impact and roof of moderate-intensity overlapping tests. The 2014 Audi SQ5 design seat clamp / head was also rated best for whiplash protection in rear impacts.