The 2014 Audi SQ5 is a crossover luxury five passenger compact offered in Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. 2014 Audi SQ5 equipment for the Premium Plus starts with 20-inch wheels with summer tires, performance brakes, lowered suspension, xenon headlights, LED running lights, body fit S-specific auto-dimming, power-folding mirrors, automatic wipers, panoramic sunroof, the rear roof spoiler, rear liftgate and quad exhaust tips.
There is also keyless ignition, sport seats, eight way power adjustable heated, the tilt and telescopic steering wheel, flat-bottomed, leather suede upholstery, three-zone control automatic climate settings adjustable unit, an 40/20/40-split sliding and reclining rear seat, Bluetooth connectivity, the base of Audi Multi Media Interface (MMI) with dash-mounted controller and a 10-speaker sound system with CD player an iPod/USB input, an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.
The 2014 Audi SQ5 Prestige adds adaptive headlights, a system for blind spot monitoring, a 14- speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system a heating/cooling, rear door sunshades and Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package holders, including parking sensors rear, a navigation system, an information screen for the driver of color, digital music storage, voice controls, rearview camera, HD radio, online services “Audi Connect” and a more ergonomic MMI controller that is mounted in the center console.
Some of the standard features of the Prestige are available in the Premium Plus, as options, including improved MMI package. The 2014 Audi SQ5 Prestige is also entitled to two packs, the Assist driver package adds adaptive cruise control and variable ratio steering, while the Comfort package comes with leather upholstery and ventilated improved front seats. Optional on both models is the set of extended leather. Other independent options like 21-inch wheels, an entertainment system for rear seat with dual display screens, sunroof delete, rear side airbags and inlaid aluminum/wood layers.
2014 Audi SQ5 Interior
The cabin looks classy 2014 Audi SQ55 regular Q5 and raises a handful of sports-themed neat touches. For the most part, these luxurious materials are used, but the 2014 Audi SQ5 gets extras like flat-bottom steering wheel with shift paddles, simulated suede trim an exquisite shift knob/leather aluminum and of course plenty of badges “Sq5”. You will also find aluminum trimmed pedals and expensive brands of gray instrument alignment S. In all, this is a makeover, by what was already a very nice interior.
Unfortunately, the standard MMI system 2014 Audi SQ5 borrows its dash-mounted base Q5 driver, and is equally frustrating here. The 2014 Audi SQ5 controller and its associated buttons require an awkward reach for drivers and legs, while the MMI software itself is earlier, less intuitive. Rather, navigation models equipped obtain the latest MMI a suitable controller mounted on the console which is easy to use. An additional joystick button for enhanced control is also included, Google Maps satellite images and Audi connect online services with mobile Wi-Fi capability.
Although the 2014 Audi SQ5 is considered a compact crossover, has plenty of room for four full-size adults. The front sport seats provide excellent support and fit, while the rear seats provide ample legroom default functionality and sliding and resting-not a fact in this segment. With the rear seats folded, the SQ5 can carry up to 57.3 cubic feet of cargo, which is lower compared with other small luxury crossovers. The 2014 Audi SQ5 cargo area behind the rear seats measures the standard 29.1 cubic feet.
2014 Audi SQ5 Engine
2014 Audi SQ5 is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 supercharged 354 HP nominal power and 346 pound- feet of torque. Four-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission as standard. Audi estimates the sprint to 60 mph takes just 5.1 seconds, for comparison, the less powerful 3.0T Q5 needs 5.8 seconds to reach 60 in the performance tests.
2014 Audi SQ5 Security
Standard 2014 Audi SQ5 equipment mirrors the regular Q5, which includes stability and traction control, front side airbags and side-curtain side airbags are optional airbags.Rear in both models, while a monitoring system is optional blind spot in Premium Plus and Prestige standard. Audi MMI Navigation Package includes rear parking sensors and camera. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the 2014 Audi SQ5 Normal obtained a highest possible rating of “Good” in side impact tests and roof of frontal-offset moderate intensity overlap. The 2014 Audi SQ5 design of retaining seat/head was also rated for whiplash protection in rear impacts.