The 2021 Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 both pack a performance punch and offer premium interior amenities that make any drive around McMurray or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, unforgettable.

If you're wondering which vehicle fits your lifestyle best, keep reading this Volvo XC60 vs. Audi Q5 comparison from Bobby Rahal Volvo Cars South Hills. We're going to compare performance, cabin space, and reliability, so you know which luxury SUV is the better SUV for you.

Volvo XC60 vs Audi Q5: Performance

Under the hood, the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 both have impressive engines. Thrill-seekers and commuters alike will appreciate the peppy handling they get with the standard 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engines under the hood of either of these SUVs.

The Volvo XC60 takes things to the next level, however, with its available 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged I-4 engine. Unfortunately, the Audi doesn't offer a supercharged option. Here's how these two luxury vehicles compare in terms of performance:


Volvo XC60

Audi Q5


2.0L turbocharged & supercharged I-4

2.0L turbocharged I-4

Maximum horsepower

316 horsepower

261 horsepower

Maximum torque

295 lb-ft

273 lb-ft

Even though the Volvo delivers more all-around power than the Audi, both SUVs can still help you traverse those hilly and snowy Western PA roadways with all-wheel drive (AWD) systems.

Volvo XC60 vs Audi Q5: Interior and Cargo Space

The Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 provide craftsmanship in every corner. You can look forward to the highest-quality features in either SUV, including leather upholstery, hands-free smartphone connectivity, and power memory front seats.

However, the interior of the Volvo XC60 may be brighter with a standard open-and-tilt panoramic roof that lets you enjoy a fresh breeze. Plus, if your hands are full, the standard hands-free power tailgate makes it easy to open the trunk of your Volvo XC60. This feature is available on the Audi Q5, but only with a package upgrade.  

Speaking of cargo, let's see what each of these SUVs offers in terms of cargo volume:

  • Volvo XC60 maximum cargo volume: 63.6 cubic feet
  • Audi Q5 maximum cargo volume: 53.5 cubic feet

As you can see, the Volvo XC60 has an impressive maximum cargo capacity of 63.6 cubic feet. You can easily store groceries, luggage, or gear. The Audi Q5 only has a maximum cargo capacity of 53.5 cubic feet. When it comes to interior options and cargo space, it's no contest: The Volvo XC60 is the clear winner.

Volvo XC60 vs Audi Q5: Reliability

Getting a luxury SUV can be exciting, and you want to ensure your vehicle will be with you for a long time. According to J.D. Power's Top 10 Consumer Rated SUVs, the 2021 Volvo XC60 ranked in the top 10.1

Although both the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 are household names, only the Volvo made the list.

This rating is created by real and verified owners, so you know that you are getting a non-biased glance into what owning the Volvo XC60 or Audi Q5 is like. Based on this rating, the Volvo XC60 may provide more reliability than its competitor.

Volvo XC60 vs Audi Q5: The Verdict

So, which luxury SUV is the better buy? With its more spacious interior and added reliability, it's no wonder that the Volvo XC60 comes out on top. If you're ready to get behind the wheel of this Volvo SUV, come visit us at Bobby Rahal Volvo Cars South Hills.

Drivers near McMurray and Pittsburgh, PA, can experience the 2021 Volvo XC60 firsthand when they visit our dealership. Schedule a test drive today.

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners. See for more information.

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