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Old 09-07-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Anyone aware of road test of the 2014 SQ5 TFSI? I coundn't find one online.
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Nope and I've been looking for weeks now. Steve
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Nope. Nothing.
That said, I took one for a test drive yesterday. I am in no way a professional car reviewer, but it was, compared to mine, astonishing. I think I wet myself a little bit.
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Nope. Nothing.
That said, I took one for a test drive yesterday. I am in no way a professional car reviewer, but it was, compared to mine, astonishing. I think I wet myself a little bit.
"i think i wet myself a little bit" -> i concur, i had the same feeling when i test drove it...
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Nope. Nothing.
That said, I took one for a test drive yesterday. I am in no way a professional car reviewer, but it was, compared to mine, astonishing. I think I wet myself a little bit.

+1 for this....
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Anyone aware of road test of the 2014 SQ5 TFSI? I coundn't find one online.
The problem is that SQ5 TFSI is currently available only in North America markets
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The problem is that SQ5 TFSI is currently available only in North America markets
We do have journalists and test drivers in US as well
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The problem is that SQ5 TFSI is currently available only in North America markets
SQ5 TFSI is not only North America... you're forgetting that little country called China. A world power that's only Audi's biggest market worldwide lol
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SQ5 TFSI is not only North America... you're forgetting that little country called China. A world power that's only Audi's biggest market worldwide lol
For your information SQ5 TFSI is not yet available in the Chinese market, currently only Q5 and Q5 hybrid (3.0TFSI - 272HP, 3.0TDI - 245HP)lol

http://www.audi.com/cn/brand/en/models/q5/q5.html


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The Audi SQ5 has been designed specifically for the following markets: United States, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and the Ukraine. In Germany and many other European markets, the SQ5 TDI takes its place as the sporty top model in its series.
The big difference is what is available and what will be available

PS: If exists a test- reviews, I suppose that in the Chinese language
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SQ5 TFSI is not only North America... you're forgetting that little country called China. A world power that's only Audi's biggest market worldwide lol
Russia too I believe
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There aren't any road test reviews anywhere. The closet thing I could find was the TDI version.

I test drove my friends 2013 Q5 a few weeks back and liked it alot. Then I test drove the SQ5 for about 2 hours. My dealership is great! I made the decision to buy it right afterwards.

Super excited to receive my SQ5 in the next couple of weeks
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There aren't any road test reviews anywhere. The closet thing I could find was the TDI version.

I test drove my friends 2013 Q5 a few weeks back and liked it alot. Then I test drove the SQ5 for about 2 hours. My dealership is great! I made the decision to buy it right afterwards.

Super excited to receive my SQ5 in the next couple of weeks
Congrats, you will love it.
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I suppose some of us SQ owners can give our own reviews of the SQ5?

Mines still breaking in, at 400 miles but when I get to 4k RPM the pull is amazing. I think it's the handling characteristics that makes it most exciting.

Still have some more miles to go...
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I suppose some of us SQ owners can give our own reviews of the SQ5?

Mines still breaking in, at 400 miles but when I get to 4k RPM the pull is amazing. I think it's the handling characteristics that makes it most exciting.

Still have some more miles to go...
I'm with you at ~400 miles, JHG. I agree with you about the pull and I like the lightning-quick snap of the gear shifts in S mode.

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I fully agree with all the comments. I picked up my SQ5 a week ago and I am very impressed. I had a Q5 2.0T before with the Stasis ECU upgrade and while the upgrade made the car much faster and more responsive its no comparison to the SQ5. I got a prestige with driver assist package and 21inch wheels. I also have an 2012 S-line A4 Avant with the Stasis upgrade and sports seats.

A couple of observations - the steering was something to get used to, much more precise and responsive. I over steered around the first couple of corners. The adaptive cruise control is nice, it follows the car but according to the dealer does not do stop and go but I had no time to try it out yet. The suspension is fine, a bit more firm than on the old one, I love the seats and steering wheel, you sit so much better. Acceleration is very impressive and responsiveness as well, however you have to push the pedal, having a soft foot makes the car respond slowly when in D, in S its a different story but I am still breaking it in, so I am trying to take it easy - but this is the most impressive car I drove for a long time, including 911/Panamera, BMW, Mercedes etc. - the sound of the engine is also closer to a sports car than the whining 2.0T, Audi did a good job on it. The new navigation seems better but it takes a little longer for the music to start and the phone list to show up compared to the 2011/2012 model. I got 6 month free tmobile and 3 month of Sirius, although the Sirius sound even with the B&O is weak, more like a tin can, while FM and ipod, sd-card are great. Best car so far - can only recommend it.

Will be interesting to see gas milage, I had 23+ on the 2.0 mostly city driving, but I assume with a heavy left foot it will be down a bit. We will see after a couple of weeks.

If anyone finds a test report, please post.

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I'm seeing around 20/21 combined with about 60% being in town and 40% highway. A trip I took this weekend I got 25.5 mpg and have about 1100 miles on mine. I did one almost full throttle pull on the highway up to 100mph but the rest of the trip was 70mph with a few passes on two lane roads.
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My only complaint after 1600 miles is that the brakes are a little to sensitive. Takes time to get used to, otherwise do love this car!
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....The suspension is fine, a bit more firm than on the old one...
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I perceived SQ's suspension as a downside, while it's incredibly responsive in cornering and compliant on the roads, it doesn't give the adjustable option especially for the price we are paying. At least we won't pay as much to replace the adjustables when needed?
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http://www.digitaltrends.com/car-rev...di-sq5-review/
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Good find and good review. Steve
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