I disagree on this. My 2018 SQ5 brakes are the best I have owned. They aren't grabby, but have tremendous stopping power. I have the "normal" SQ5 brakes, not the larger sport brakes.Yeah, at the expense of brake dust and rotor wear. The stock VW pads certainly aren't as aggressive as things get, but for a street car, they're pretty good. The same is not true of the Audi pads, even with good tires, those things take forever to stop. But they'll have clean rims, so most owners are happy.