Audi has introduced the “Sportback” versions of its Q5. The 2021 Audi Q5 and SQ5 Sportback offer a sportier roofline at the expense of some utility.
Audi Q5 – Cargo Areas
The standard Q5 does have one of the smallest cargo areas in the compact luxury SUV segment. It ranges from 25.9 to 54 cubic feet. Thus it depends on whether or not you fold the rear seats. However, Sportback is not much different. Thus it ranges from 24.7 to 51.9 cubic feet. Moreover, it represents a smaller sacrifice to style than the other crossover coupes make. Thankfully, the Sportbacks also don’t sacrifice safety. Also with both body styles do earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating.
The Sportback does have more that distinguishes it more from the full-bodied SUV from which it actually derived. This is while the front halves of the vehicles are close to being identical. It is standard for the S Line exterior. Moreover, it forgoes roof rails for a more slippery-looking profile.
Sunroof, Sport Seats and More
The nineteen-inch five-double-arm wheels are the standard. Inside the vehicle are a standard panoramic sunroof and sport seats. Other than that, the experience is roughly the same as to what you’re using from the Q5.
The Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI Quattro shares with the standard-body Q5. It is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that was upgrading for 2021. It has a mild-hybrid system that improves efficiency but provides no motive force. Its 13 extra horses do instead come by way of mechanical changes to the engine. Thus bring the output up to a competitive 261 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, it puts that power to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Audi claims a 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds, but the beat of waiting for you must in fact endure after planting your foot can seem like an eternity. In fact, the nose of a pickup does grow in your window. Therefore, it sounds good when it finally responds. This is, particularly in the middle few seconds. Also, occupants are treated to a little turbocharger hiss-whistling from under the hood.