2017 Audi SQ5 MSRP, Release Date, Specs

The 2017 Audi SQ5 is a revolutionary SUV that has been engineered to offer more comfort and power. Its interior has sporty accents, sliding back seats, faster acceleration, and unmatched handling. The 2017 SQ5 is ideal for those who looking for a high power luxury SUV that offers more utility.

2017 Audi SQ5 front

2017 Audi SQ5 – Body Style Changes and other Options:

From a distance, the Audi SQ5 has a fresh, modern and aesthetic sporty design with a rear spoiler. However, the overall shape and dimensions don’t change that much. It stands on the famous 21″ Audi Sports 5-Double-Spoke Star-Design Wheels. The front and rear fascias feature sharper edges while the bumpers have been slightly revised and spiced up using chrome inserts. It also has lower ground clearance and lower body extensions. Unlike its predecessors, the 2017 model brings on board quad-exhaust system and well-placed badges on its grille with the Audi logo.

When it comes to lighting, the Audi SQ5 has standard LED running lights and angular xenon headlamps that match very well with the chrome inserts on the front grille. The tail lights have also been crafted in the same angular design.

When it comes to the interior, the 2017 Audi SQ5 has undergone several changes and upgrades. First, the dashboard has been replaced by a more attractive board that stretches from the instrumental panel, all the way to the front passenger’s side. The steering wheel is also new with revised control buttons and a wholly new ergonomic design. Other interior features include a permanent rear glass sunroof, a power sunroof, one-touch power windows, sports seats with headrests and so on.

For entertainment, Audi has incorporated a 10-speaker music system with USB and Satellite radio functionality with controls on the wide infotainment panel.

2017 Audi SQ5 interior

2017 Audi SQ5 – Engine, Transmission, and Drivetrains Specs:

The 2017 Audi SQ5 has a powerful V6 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged petrol engine. It can crank up to 370 hp and dash from 0-60 in just 5 seconds. Its top speed is in the range of 155 mph. When it comes to transmission, Audi has put an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission on the All-Wheel-Drive drivetrain. Its fuel economy has also been improved compared to its predecessors. It can actually do 27 mpg on highways compared to 24 mpg for older models.

Safety and Convenience Features:

When it comes to safety and convenience features, the 2017 Audi SQ5 has child seat anchors, dual front airbags, front and rear head airbags, post-collision safety system, stability control, tire pressure monitor, traction control, 4-wheel ABS, cruise control, front and rear cup holders, tilt & telescopic steering wheel and so on.

2017 Audi SQ5 rear view

2017 Audi SQ5 – MSRP and Date of Release:

Even though the prices are not yet confirmed, the 2017 Audi SQ5 will definitely be expensive than its immediate predecessor. The new model will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $54,000 for the base trims and up to $62,000 for the prestige trims. The release date is not officially announced but is expect to hit the market during the start of the 2017 year.

Verdict:

Even though the 2017 model of the Audi SQ5 borrows a lot from its older versions, it is still a worthy purchase courtesy of the new details it brings on board. It blends comfort and performance, a very rare combination of features in SUVs. Its sporty design, comfort, and excellent performance make it a cut above the rest!

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