Audi is one of the top luxury automotive manufacturers on the market, and they have always strived to ensure that they have a vehicle for everyone. Nowhere is this more apparent than when you compare the Audi Q5 to the Audi SQ5 SUV. Our team at Rector Audi near San Mateo can go over all of the major differences and help you pick out which one is best for your lifestyle.

One of the biggest differences in these vehicles is how they approach performance. The Q5 makes a hearty 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter TFSI inline four-cylinder engine. This engine is great for fuel economy. The Q5 can be had with more power if you opt for the Q5 PHEV, which is a plug-in hybrid. This trim bumps the power up to 348 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque with the help of a hybrid powertrain. The Q5 is focused on having a comfortable ride and making power down low. On the other hand, the SQ5 aims to provide you with a more visceral driving experience. The SQ5 comes with a twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that makes 349 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque as well. However, this engine produces power in a different fashion that rewards you for revving the engine and pushing the SQ5 to its limits.

The SQ5 has more aggressive styling while the Q5 is focused on being confident but subdued. The SQ5 also comes with a loud and sporty exhaust system, while the Q5 comes with an exhaust system that does not seek to disturb your driving experience around Palo Alto. The cabin of both vehicles is a wonderful place to be when you are cruising around San Francisco. The SQ5 makes use of sporty materials like carbon fiber while the Q5 uses more traditional materials like wood.

The best way to decide between these two vehicles is to get behind the wheel and take them for a spin. Our team in Burlingame can help set up a test drive and provide you with any information you need to make the most informed decision.

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