The SUV movement is here and it probably isn’t going anywhere. More and more automakers are pouring the majority of these resources into SUVs and their variants because as wrong or as right people are, they want them and they buy them. Thankfully the Germans have blessed us with some really fun SUVs that won’t suck all the soul out of us as drivers and one of those is the Audi SQ5. Launched in the US market in 2014, the SQ5 borrows the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 from the S4, adds a touch more horsepower and torque, and somehow manages to get this baby buggy to 60 mph in around 5 seconds. You also got 20″ or 21″ wheels, some white-faced gauges, brushed aluminum trim everywhere, and some other little touches. All in all, not a bad package for around $60,000 new. Well, these early SQ5s are now five years old and have started to “temptingly affordable” statue. How much?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2014 Audi SQ5 on eBay
Engine: 3.0 liter Supercharged V6
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Mileage: 72,698 mi
Price: $25,900 Buy It Now
Blue Star Motorcars is happy to offer this beautiful SQ5 with the Premium Plus package. This supercharged all wheel drive SUV is finished in Phantom Black Pearl with black interior and is loaded with amenities like 21″ premium wheel package, navigation, panoramic moonroof, bluetooth streaming audio, blind spot monitor, dynamic ride control, power liftgate, self adjusting HID headlamps and more! Its also Carfax certified accident free with only 2 previous owners.
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I admit I’m starting to get loose with all these new cutesy SUVs that roll out every 11 days from manufacturers, but I give Audi some credit on the first generation Q5 in making it look really good. It had some style and uniqueness without going insane and is starting to age pretty well considering the rest of the stuff that is on the market. The SQ5 kind of came out of left field as no one really was begging for this, but they made it, and therefore I am glad they did. The exterior looks good, the interior is a very nice place to be, and the engine is totally tuneable if you want to go that route and come up with an excuse to give to your significant other why the Audi “sounds different.”
So about the price. Don’t look now, but prices for 2014 models with some miles on them are around $25,000. That is a lot of SUV for not a lot of dough. Funny thing is, that pricing is almost exactly in line with 2014 S4s on the used market. This one-owner example with the Premium Plus package that gives you the 21″ wheels is price right at $26,000. There is probably a little room in there, so I think a good deal could be had if you really need to extra ground clearance and cargo space. This certainly isn’t the only choice in this segment, but certainly worth a look if you are set on a hot SUV.