- audi has released pricing for the new sportback variant of the q5 crossover.
- the 2021 q5 sportback starts at $48,895, while the sq5 sportback starts at $57,195.
- both versions are available in premium, premium plus, and prestige trim levels.
predictably, audi is charging extra for the new sportback version of the 2021 q5. the q5 sportback premium starts at $48,895, a $4500 increase over the standard q5, and the more powerful sq5 sportback premium starts at $57,195, a $3200 increase. like the bmw x4 and mercedes glc coupe, the q5 sportback has a more sharply sloped roofline compared to the standard q5 suv.
audi's price premium for the sportback is actually less steep than bmw's and mercedes-benz's, as both the x4 and glc coupe cost over $6000 more than their squareback equivalents. and the q5 sportback does come with extra standard equipment including 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and sport seats.
the q5 sportback has the same 261-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four as the standard q5. the sq5 sportback has a turbocharged 3.0-liter v-6 with 349 horsepower. all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard across the board. premium is the base trim level, while the costlier premium plus and prestige versions add equipment such as a premium audio system, a digital gauge cluster, and adaptive cruise control.
audi says that the q5 sportback will start arriving at u.s. dealerships sometime in mid-2021.