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2022 Audi Q5 and SQ5 Sportback price and specs

The Audi Q5 and SQ5 will be available in a sleeker Sportback body style come August 2021, with prices starting at $77,700 before on-road costs.

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The Audi Q5 is finally getting a sleeker body style to go up against the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.

The 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback arrives in August 2021, priced from $77,700 before on-road costs.

You do pay a premium for the sleeker body style, with the SQ5 Sportback TDI, for example, costing $6000 more than the equivalent wagon.

Unlike the wagon range, Q5 Sportback models come standard with the sportier-looking S line package. Over in the wagon range, this package is available only in the 50 TDI, with the 40 TDI and 45 TFSI instead coming in a Sport variant.

The addition of the S line package means there are feature additions over equivalently-powered wagon models, like front sports seats and power-folding exterior mirrors with heating, auto dimming and dipping in the 40 TDI.

There’s a smaller range than the wagon with only three variants, two of which are powered by turbo-diesel engines.

Audi says that with its twin-dosing technology, which involves two SCR catalytic converters, the TDI models come in “substantially below” the latest Euro 6d emissions standards.

Pricing

  • 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback 40 TDI quattro S line: $77,700
  • 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro S line: $86,300
  • 2022 Audi SQ5 Sportback TDI: $110,900

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Engines

The 40 TDI uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with a 12V mild-hybrid system. Outputs are 150kW of power and 400Nm of torque, and it uses a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It has a 0-100km/h time of 7.6 seconds.

The 45 TFSI uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a 12V mild-hybrid system and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Outputs are 183kW and 370Nm, with the 0-100km/h time reduced to 6.3 seconds.

The SQ5 uses a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine producing 251kW of power and 700Nm of torque and featuring a 48V mild-hybrid system. It uses an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and reaches 100km/h in 5.1 seconds.

All Q5 and SQ5 models are all-wheel drive, though the Q5 models use the quattro ultra system, which defaults to front-wheel drive unless more traction is needed.

The SQ5 uses a permanent all-wheel drive system with a self-locking centre differential that can direct up to 85 per cent of torque to the rear wheels. By default, it directs 40 per cent to the front axle and 60 per cent to the rear.

Fuel Economy

The 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback uses 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle in 40 TDI guise and 8.0L/100km in the 45 TFSI. The SQ5 uses 7.1L/100km.

CO2 emissions are 142g/km in the 40 TDI, 183g/km in the 45 TFSI and 186g/km in the SQ5.

Dimensions

The 2022 Audi Q5 Sportback measures 4689mm long, 1893mm wide (2140mm including the mirrors) and 1660mm tall. The SQ5 is slightly lower at 1633mm tall.

It has 510L of luggage space, only 10L down on the wagon. Underneath the load floor is a space-saver spare.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2022 Audi Q5 and SQ5 Sportback require servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

In addition to a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Audi offers a five-year servicing plan.

For Q5 models it’s priced at $3140, while the SQ5’s five-year plan costs $3170.

Safety

The Audi Q5 and SQ5 have a five-star rating from ANCAP, and this carries over to the Sportback variants.

That’s based on an adult occupant protection score of 93 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 86 per cent, a pedestrian protection score of 73 per cent and a safety assist score of 56 per cent.

All models come standard with the following safety equipment:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Safe exit warning
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Eight airbags
  • Surround-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Standard Equipment

The 40 TDI comes standard with the following equipment:

  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless phone charging
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • 12.3-inch ‘virtual cockpit plus’ digital instrument cluster
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • LED headlights with static cornering lights
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Hill descent control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Audi connect plus
  • Power-adjustable front sports seats with four-way power lumbar
  • Leather upholstery
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Illuminated door sills
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Ambient lighting
  • Heated windscreen washer jets

A Comfort package adds:

  • Sliding and reclining rear bench
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors with heating, auto dimming and dipping and memory
  • Power-adjustable front sports seats with four-way power lumbar and driver’s memory

You can also add adaptive cruise control, which comes with junction assist and emergency steering assist.

Standalone options include:

  • Digital OLED tail lights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated front seats

The 45 TFSI adds:

  • Matrix LED headlights
  • Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Sliding and reclining rear bench
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • Power-adjustable front sports seats with four-way power lumbar and driver’s memory

Adaptive air suspension and colour-adjustable ambient lighting is optional on both Q5 models, while a power-adjustable steering column is optional only on the 45 TFSI.

The Technik package, available on both the 40 TDI and 45 TFSI, adds:

  • Matrix LED headlights (40 TDI)
  • Digital OLED tail lights (45 TFSI)
  • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Head-up display

The SQ5 adds:

  • Adaptive suspension
  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Premium paint
  • Red brake callipers
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Leatherette-wrapped centre console
  • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Head-up display

Options on the SQ5 include:

  • Adaptive air sport suspension
  • Quattro sport differential
  • Digital OLED tail lights
  • Massaging front seats
  • Ventilated front sport seats (no-cost option)

Colours

The Audi Q5 Sportback is available in nine exterior colours. Ibis White and Quantum Grey are standard on Q5 models, with the following optional:

  • Glacier White metallic
  • Floret Silver metallic
  • Mythos Black metallic
  • District Green metallic
  • Navarra Blue metallic
  • Ultra Blue metallic
  • Daytona Grey pearl

The SQ5 has the same colour palette, though premium paint is standard. You can still opt for one of the two non-premium shades, however.

MORE: Everything Audi Q5

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William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel (remember that?), briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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