When comparing the Audi S4's and the Audi SQ5's specifications and ratings, the Audi S4 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. The Audi S4 and Audi SQ5 have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi S4's and the Audi SQ5's specifications and ratings, the Audi S4 is a better car than the Audi SQ5.
Audi S4 vs. Audi SQ5 Pricing
For a new model, the Audi S4's price is between $60,831 and $70,375, with the Audi SQ5 priced between $65,773 and $75,517.
Audi S4 vs. Audi SQ5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi S4 loses 48.4 percent of its value and the Audi SQ5 loses 48.8 percent of its value. This means the Audi S4 retains 0.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi SQ5.
Audi S4 vs. Audi SQ5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi S4 is 8.3 out of 10 while the Audi SQ5's quality rating is 6.8 out of 10. This results in the Audi S4 being ranked 11 out of 30 Best Luxury Compact Cars and the Audi SQ5 being ranked 14 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs.
Audi S4 vs. Audi SQ5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi S4 is 8.5 out of 10. For the Audi SQ5 the reliability rating is 5.9 out of 10. This gives the Audi S4 an advantage in reliability compared to the Audi SQ5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Audi S4 and the Audi SQ5 makes 349 horsepower. The S4 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, while the SQ5 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon. Both have a highway range of 444 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.