Comparison - Subaru Outback Touring XT 2020 - vs - Audi SQ5 Prestige Quattro 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
39,695
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
58,500
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Cinnamon brown pearl
#3F2927
Abyss blue pearl
#2B4566
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite gray metallic
#505666
Crystal white pearl
#E7E7E7
Autumn green metallic
#7C805D
Color: 
Matador red
#861518
Brilliant Black
#020202
Azores Green
#081D14
Florett silver
#717173
Daytona grey
#3E3F41
Moonlight blue
#434B5E
Mythos black
#242424
Navarra blue
#2A376B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Subaru Outback is more refined than ever and features the same, remarkable off-road capability.

Pros
Outstanding capability
Generous 11.6-inch touchscreen
Spacious interior
29 mpg combined with base engine
Comfortable ride

Cons
Styling isn’t a huge leap
Base engine isn’t overwhelming
Small-item storage lacking

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Outback is fully redesigned for 2020.New 11.6-inch tablet-style interface for the infotainment system.Two available engines, including a 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder,Part of the sixth Outback generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Spacious and comfortable cabin
Optional turbocharged engine makes excellent power
Loading the roof or cargo area is easier compared to most SUVs
Above-average off-road ability

Cons
Small-item cabin storage is compromised by big center touchscreen
Bumpy ride quality with turbocharged XT models
Small climate-control touchscreen buttons can be hard to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The new Outback has more powerful engines, new tech, and, of course, all-wheel drive.

Pros
Competent off-road,
spacious interior,
leading-edge tech features.

Cons
Ho-hum powertrains,
slow design evolution,
occasionally sluggish CVT.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Audi SQ5 is redesigned for 2018. Highlights include a new body structure, updated styling, a more powerful V6 engine, and new tech and driver-assistance features.The 2018 Audi SQ5 comes in either Premium Plus or Prestige trims. This means every SQ5 comes very well-equipped. But there are still plenty of upgrades to be had in terms of luxury, technology and performance.

PROS
All-new chassis should improve ride and handling
Increased torque for even livelier performance
Major upgrades to driving and infotainment technology
Luxurious but restrained interior design

CONS
Reduced cargo space behind rear seats

By: 
edmunds.com

The SQ5 strikes a careful balance between sporty and comfortable, making a strong showing in a tough class.The SQ5 enters a new generation this year, with top-to-bottom changes that include an all-new 354-hp turbocharged V-6 engine in place of last year’s supercharged V-6, an all-new chassis, standard adaptive dampers, and available air springs. Updated interior packaging means there’s a little more space for both passengers and cargo than in previous SQ5s, and exterior design tweaks including a revised front grille and a character line running the length of the car serve as differentiators between new and not-so-new models.

Pros
Comfortable ride,
surprisingly fuel efficient,
abundance of standard interior features.

Cons
Disappointing real-world cargo capacity,
ho-hum exterior design,
top competitors have better dynamics.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Comfortable, adjustable backseat
Visibility
Power liftgate standard
Aggressive engine note
Responsive transmission

Cons
Multimedia functionality
Control ergonomics
Price premium over Q5
Mild styling for a sport model
Requires premium fuel

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
3.00L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
369ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
354hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
38.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.30in
183.90in
Width: 
73.00in
84.30in
Height: 
66.40in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.20in
Front Track: 
61.80in
63.90in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
63.60in
Wheel Base: 
108.10in
111.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.70
41.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
37.80in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
57.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.40in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.70cu.ft
60.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
32.50cu.ft
26.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3937.00lbs
4398.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Heated
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Rear Parking Sensors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Cargo Floor Mats

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
576 Watts Stereo Output
19 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
755 Watts Stereo Output
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio
Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
20 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Performance Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Polished Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Tech Package 2
Standard Model
Popular Package #2
Warm Weather Package
Cold Weather Package
S Sport Package
Prestige
Driver Assistance Package
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Side Window Deflectors - Chrome
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Autumn Green Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Differential Under Guard - Rear
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Autumn Green Metallic
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Sport Grille - Turbo
Engine Under Guard - Aluminum
Ball Mount
Moonroof Air Deflector
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Scuff Protectors
Door Edge Guards - Abyss Blue Pearl
Rear Gate Trim - Chrome
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Audi TravelSpace Base Carrier Bars
21" Audi Sport 5-Double-Spoke V-Design Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam- Quattro
Audi Beam- Rings
Interior Options: 
Ash Tray - Silver
Wireless Charger
Woodgrain Interior Trim Kit
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Cargo Organizer
Cargo Net
Remote Engine Starter - Push Start
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Sunshade - 2nd Row
Footwell Illumination Kit
Ash Tray Holder
Cargo Separator
All-Weather Floor Liners
Ash Tray - Black
Seat Cover - Rear
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Fine Nappa Leather Upholstery
USB Cables
Panoramic Sunroof Delete
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Privacy Trunk Cover - Black
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Leather Care Kit
Bang & Olufsen Sound System W/ 3D Sound

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Java Brown Nappa, premium leather
#594832
Color: 
Black
#3C3D3E
Gray
#767779