2024 Maserati Grecale vs 2024 Audi SQ5 Sportback

Maserati Grecale Trofeo vs Audi SQ5 Sportback Technik at Maserati of London

Driving enthusiasts in the market for a performance-oriented compact luxury SUV are surely considering the popular Audi SQ5 and the all-new Maserati Grecale. Both vehicles offer attractive styling, thrilling driving dynamics and impressive SUV practicality. Continue reading below as our team of Maserati experts here at Maserati of London explore how these two luxurious performance SUVs stack up against one another, in terms of performance, interior comfort and technology.


Both SUVs come equipped with 3.0-litre turbocharged engines, mated to 8-speed automatic transmissions and the respective brands’ intelligent all-wheel drive systems. The similarities end there, however, as the Grecale Trofeo’s twin-turbocharged design boasts markedly higher power outputs, at 523 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque, versus the SQ5 Sportback’s 349 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. The Maserati also posts a higher top speed and 0-100 km/h acceleration time, at 285 km/h and 3.6 seconds, respectively, compared to the Audi’s 250 km/h and 5.0 seconds.

Specifications Maserati Grecale Trofeo Audi SQ5 Sportback 
Engine 3.0L Turbo Nettuno V6 3.0L Turbo V6
Horsepower 523 349
Torque (lb-ft) 457 369
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain Q4 AWD Quattro AWD
Top Speed (km/h) 285 250
0-100km/h Acceleration Time (s)  3.6 5.0

Interior Comfort & Luxury

When it comes to cabin design and comfort, the SQ5 Sportback embraces a modern, minimalist interior layout, with genuine metal accents and Audi’s signature angular design. On the other hand, the Grecale’s Italian-designed cabin features an elegant dashboard layout, sumptuous natural leather upholstery with contrast stitching, and exposed carbon fibre trim accents. Comfort features such a heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated leather wrapped steering wheel are available in both SUVs.

Safety & Technology


When it comes to cabin technology, the Grecale Trofeo & the SQ5 Sportback both offer advanced technology features that luxury SUV owners have come to expect. 


The 2024 Maserati Grecale’s technology features include: 

  • Head-Up Display 
  • 8.8-inch Comfort Display
  • 12.3-inch TFT Driver Digital Cluster
  • 21-Speaker Sonus Faber High Premium Sound System
  • 12.3-inch Maserati Intelligent Assistant Touchscreen 


The 2024 Audi SQ5 Sportback’s technology features include: 

  • Audi Drive Select 
  • Top View Camera System
  • 12.3-inch High-Definition Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus
  • 19-Speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System
  • 12.3-inch Audi MMI Centre Touchscreen Display with Navigation

If you’re in the market for a high-performance luxury SUV, you’d be hard pressed to find one that’s as stylish, exclusive and exhilarating as the 2023 Maserati Grecale. Get behind the wheel of one of our in-stock Grecale models by stopping by our London, Ontario showroom at 980 Wharncliffe Road South, Unit #2.