2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2020 Audi SQ5

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

Your buying experience includes...

business_centerProfessional Staff
account_balanceSimple Financing
local_gas_stationFull Tank of Gas
local_car_washFree Car Wash

Safety

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

The Range Rover Sport’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The SQ5 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the SQ5 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 blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport weighs 434 to 1109 pounds more than the Audi SQ5. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Engine

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

The Range Rover Sport P360’s standard 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid produces 6 more horsepower (355 vs. 349) than the SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6. The Range Rover Sport P400’s standard 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid produces 46 more horsepower (395 vs. 349) and 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 369) than the SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6. The Range Rover Sport P400e’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid produces 49 more horsepower (398 vs. 349) and 103 lbs.-ft. more torque (472 vs. 369) than the SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6. The Range Rover Sport’s optional 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 169 more horsepower (518 vs. 349) and 92 lbs.-ft. more torque (461 vs. 369) than the SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6. The Range Rover Sport SVR’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 226 more horsepower (575 vs. 349) and 147 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 369) than the SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6.

The Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 369) than the SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is faster than the Audi SQ5:

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport SVR

SQ5

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

4.3 sec

5 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

12.8 sec

13.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109.9 MPH

111 MPH

101.8 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the SQ5 (22 city/28 hwy vs. 19 city/24 hwy).

The Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The SQ5 must run its internal combustion engine to move.

The Range Rover Sport Diesel’s standard fuel tank has 4.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the SQ5 (22.7 vs. 18.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 9.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the SQ5 (27.6 vs. 18.5 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

For better stopping power the Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the SQ5:

Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8

SQ5

Front Rotors

15 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13 inches

The Range Rover Sport stops shorter than the SQ5:

Range Rover Sport

SQ5

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

112 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

For better traction, the Range Rover Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the SQ5 (275/40R22 vs. 255/45R20).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Sport offers optional 22-inch wheels. The SQ5’s largest wheels are only 21-inches.

Suspension and Handling

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

The Range Rover Sport V8 has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The SQ5 doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover Sport uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the SQ5, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover Sport’s wheelbase is 3.9 inches longer than on the SQ5 (115.1 inches vs. 111.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Sport is 2.7 inches wider in the front and 2.8 inches wider in the rear than on the SQ5.

The Range Rover Sport’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (48.4% to 51.6%) than the SQ5’s (54.3% to 45.7%). This gives the Range Rover Sport more stable handling and braking.

The Range Rover Sport SVR handles at .89 G’s, while the SQ5 Prestige pulls only .88 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Range Rover Sport SVR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the SQ5 Prestige (25.2 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 25.7 seconds @ .73 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport SVR has a 2.6 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the SQ5 (10.8 vs. 8.2 inches), allowing the Range Rover Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Range Rover Sport’s minimum ground clearance is 2.7 inches higher than on the SQ5 (10.9 vs. 8.2 inches).

Chassis

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the Range Rover Sport HSE is quieter than the SQ5 Prestige (70 vs. 76 dB).

Passenger Space

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

The Range Rover Sport offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the SQ5 can only carry 5.

The Range Rover Sport has 3 inches more front shoulder room and 3 inches more rear shoulder room than the SQ5.

Cargo Capacity

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

The Range Rover Sport’s cargo area provides more volume than the SQ5.

Range Rover Sport

SQ5

Third Seat Removed

27.5 cubic feet

25.1 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

59.5 cubic feet

53.1 cubic feet

Towing

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

The Range Rover Sport’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the SQ5’s (7716 vs. 4400 pounds).

Ergonomics

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

The Range Rover Sport has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The SQ5 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

Unlike the driver-only memory system optional at extra cost in the SQ5, the Range Rover Sport has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The Range Rover Sport’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The SQ5 doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Range Rover Sport has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the SQ5 only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Range Rover Sport has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The SQ5 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

Optional air-conditioned the front and second row seats keep the Range Rover Sport’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The SQ5 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

The Range Rover Sport offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The SQ5 doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Range Rover Sport’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The SQ5 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

© 1999 - 2019 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. This vehicle comparison and all of the content in it are provided only by license from Advanta-STAR Automotive Research Corporation of America. If you are not a legally licensed user of this vehicle comparison, it is against federal law to access it, copy it, forward it or use it in any manner whatsoever. Any unauthorized use of this vehicle comparison is a violation of U.S. and international law and is punishable criminally and civilly. 6IUEX-0KENZ 45.55.47.189 2019/12/14

The Range Rover Sport was selected by Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine as their 2014 4x4 of the Year. The SQ5 has never been chosen.

© 1991-2018 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved.

How much is your car worth?

Get the best value for your car from an Asbury dealership.

Featured Videos