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With a supercharged V-6 making 354 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque, the SQ5 is one fire-breathing bahn burner. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system sends that power to the road via a quick-shifting eight-speed transmission. Its exterior styling features unique fascias, matte silver trim, and 20-inch wheels, while the cabin is enhanced with leather-and-Alcantara sport seats and snazzier trim. Add to that a tuned suspension and responsive steering and it’s no surprise that we like the SQ5 so much.
The cues are all there in the SQ5, Audi’s first entry in the performance mini-ute arena. Grip its small-diameter, thick-rimmed, flat-bottomed, three-spoke steering wheel with its prominent contrast stitching, fingertips poised behind the shift paddles, eyes registering the positions of the white needles on the gray-faced gauges. Securely belted and bolstered in the sport seat, you’re in charge of a tool devised for drivers of serious intent. Everything you see declares it.
Which amounts to a tease when sitting in miles of stop-and-go traffic behind an accident. Plenty of time, then, to fiddle with the giant glass sunroof (standard at the $52,795 base price) and explore the infotainment alternatives in the MMI Navigation Plus package ($3400, the priciest of the seven options that lifted our car’s sticker to $61,420). There’s another collision a few miles away, the radio tells us, so we head for Exit Plan B. Glancing down into the adjacent Volvo wagon, we see its driver texting with his left thumb while guzzling Red Bull with his other hand. How do these crashes ever happen?
It takes most of an hour of detours and delays before we find open road and can goose the 354-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, whereupon two terrific things happen that don’t in the more quotidian Q5: Exhaust flaps open so the quad tailpipes can cut loose with a blat, and the everybody’s-got-one ZF eight-speed automatic snaps off crisper-feeling shifts than anything this side of a dual-clutch gearbox. The sharp shifts are attributable to the special tuning of the Tiptronic controls.