2020 Audi SQ5 vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Safety

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The SQ5 has standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Both the SQ5 and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and its standard front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the SQ5 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 169 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Range Rover Sport has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

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The SQ5’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Sport’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 75 percent more Audi dealers than there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the SQ5’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Audi vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 22nd in initial quality. With 24 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 32nd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 97 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the SQ5 gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Sport 5.0 supercharged V8 (518 HP) (19 city/24 hwy vs. 17 city/22 hwy).

Transmission

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The SQ5’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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The SQ5 stops much shorter than the Range Rover Sport:

SQ5

Range Rover Sport

70 to 0 MPH

148 feet

179 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

112 feet

125 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the SQ5 has larger tires than the Range Rover Sport (255/45R20 vs. 235/65R19).

The SQ5’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the SQ5 has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the Range Rover Sport.

Suspension and Handling

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The SQ5 Prestige handles at .93 G’s, while the Range Rover Sport HSE pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The SQ5 Prestige executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.9 seconds quicker than the Range Rover Sport HSE (25.7 seconds @ .73 average G’s vs. 27.6 seconds @ .62 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the SQ5’s turning circle is 2.2 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport’s (38.4 feet vs. 40.6 feet). The SQ5’s turning circle is 2.3 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport SVR’s (38.4 feet vs. 40.7 feet).

Chassis

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The Audi SQ5 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 1100 pounds less than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

The SQ5 is 8.2 inches shorter than the Range Rover Sport, making the SQ5 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The SQ5 is 7.1 inches narrower than the Range Rover Sport, making the SQ5 easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the SQ5 Prestige is quieter than the Range Rover Sport HSE (37 vs. 44 dB).

Passenger Space

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The SQ5 has 3 inches more front headroom, 1.5 inches more front legroom, .3 inches more rear headroom and .8 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Sport.

Cargo Capacity

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The SQ5 has a much larger cargo volume than the Range Rover Sport with its rear seat up (25.1 vs. 7.8 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 76% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Ergonomics

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Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the SQ5 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the SQ5 has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer extendable visors.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Audi SQ5 Premium Plus/Prestige has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the SQ5 owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the SQ5 will cost $775 to $6685 less than the Range Rover Sport over a five-year period.

The SQ5 will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the SQ5 will retain 46.81% to 47.15% of its original price after five years, while the Range Rover Sport only retains 45.17% to 46.78%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Audi SQ5 will be $14041 to $47562 less than for the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

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