Comparison - Volkswagen Taos SEL 2022 - vs - Audi SQ5 Prestige Quattro 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Tharu

Also called:

--

2022 VW Volkswagen Taos SEL - Detailed Look
2022 VW Taos vs Mazda CX-5 Review
All-New 2022 VW Taos Review // A nice surprise
Is the 2022 VW Taos the BEST new small SUV to BUY?
2022 VW Volkswagen Taos SEL - Detailed Look
2022 VW Taos | That's Cute Honey
2022 Volkswagen Taos Review: Volkswagen's newest crossover
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos 4Motion is a Stylish
2020 Audi SQ5 TDI review | Luxury SUV | CarAdvice
Is the 2020 Audi SQ5 a performance luxury SUV that's WORTH the PRICE?
Audi SQ5 TDI 2022 review | diesel SQ5 is back with 48v boost
Audi SQ5 FULL REVIEW V6 petrol 2018 - Autogefuehl
Audi SQ5 snow Drift
2018 Audi SQ5 vs Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Comparison Test
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
33,045
Updated: 
08 Dec 2019
$
62,100
Updated: 
06 Sep 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2022
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Cornflower Blue
#2F71B5
King's Red Metallic
#B4011C
Dusk Blue Metallic
#2E436B
Pure Gray
#868580
Pure White
#F8F8F8
Pyrite Silver Metallic
#9A9A95
Platinum Gray Metallic
#626262
Deep Black Pearl
#1E1E1E
Color: 
Azores green
#335B40
Brilliant black
#141414
Daytona gray
#606062
Florett silver
#BEBFC4
Glacier white
#D1D1CF
Ibis white
#EDEEE9
Matador red
#992227
Moonlight blue
#4B5365
Mythos black
#2E2E2E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

We know that VW is bringing a new small SUV to America. However, we don't know if it'll be named Tharu (as in other markets) or Tarek. We think it'll be called the latter when it eventually reaches U.S. dealerships in 2021. It'll likely have dimensions similar to its corporate counterpart, the luxury-subcompact Audi Q3, and share mechanical equipment with the size-up Tiguan.

By: 
caranddriver.com

As you might expect from looking at them side by side in a parking lot, the Audi Q5 and the Audi SQ5 are two versions of the same small luxury crossover SUV. The SQ5 offers more power and some extra performance along with a few added luxury touches to help it feel a bit more premium.

Pros
Impressively comfortable ride for a sport-tuned SUV
Generous space for passengers
Luxurious but restrained interior design
Nimble handling

Cons
Lack of touchscreen functionality limits smartphone integration usefulness

By: 
edmunds.com

Thankfully, the Audi SQ5 is a lot more comfortable than most of them. Its standard adaptive suspension will let you choose between sporty or more comfortable settings, but the optional adaptive air suspension irons out bumps better than any other sporty SUV. It’ll also lower the car’s ride height at speed to make it more stable and you can raise it by 45mm if you fancy a spot of light off-roading.

Pros
Very fast
Great build quality
Spacious interior

Cons
Expensive options
Diesel engine only
Pricey compared to alternatives

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The SQ5 displays great balance between driving dynamics and comfort, proving its worth in a competitive class.

Pros
Numerous standard interior features,
well-balanced ride,
surprisingly fuel efficient.

Cons
Passenger volume and cargo space is lacking,
bland exterior design,
falls short to its rivals in terms of performance.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 370rpm
Horsepower: 
158hp
at 5 500rpm
349hp
at 5 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.60Feet
38.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
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: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Rear Parking Sensors
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.80in
183.90in
Width: 
72.50in
84.30in
Height: 
64.60in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.60in
8.20in
Front Track: 
63.90in
Rear Track: 
63.60in
Wheel Base: 
105.60in
111.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
40.20
Rear Head Room: 
39.80
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
40.10in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.90in
37.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.50in
57.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.20cu.ft
53.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
24.90cu.ft
25.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3430.00lbs
4321.00lbs

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: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver 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
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
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: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
400 Watts Stereo Output
8 Total Speakers
Beats Audio Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
AM/FM Stereo
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
19 Total Speakers
USB With External Media Control
755 Watts Stereo Output
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED headlights and LED rear lights with dynamic indicators
Aluminum roof rails
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0 In.
20 X 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Null Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

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: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear 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: 
no
no
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: 
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Taos MDO Package
VW Care
First Aid Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Combination Roadside Kit
Panoramic Sunroof Package
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
Warm Weather Package
Prestige
Cold Weather Package
Black Optic Package
S Sport Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Side Steps
Audi Beam - Rings
Trailer Hitch
Audi Guard Wheel Lock
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam - Quattro
21" Audi Sport 5-Double-Spoke V-Design Wheels
Running Boards
Interior Options: 
Luggage Net
Rubber Mats Kit
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLink® Connect
Carpeted Mats
Privacy Cover
First Aid Kit
Audi Cargo Box
Panoramic Sunroof Delete
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Privacy Trunk Cover - Black
Fine Nappa Leather Upholstery
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Leather Care Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
French Roast/Black, leather
#645954
Gray/Black, leather
#37363B