Volvo XC60 vs Audi Q5

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Volvo XC60 vs. Audi Q5
Volvo XC60
Audi Q5
At a Glance: XC60 vs. Q5

The 2022 Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 both pack a performance punch and offer premium interior amenities that make any drive around McMurray and Pittsburgh, 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!

PASSENGERS

PASSENGERS

5 | 5
XC60 vs Q5
MAX CARGO SPACE

MAX CARGO SPACE

63.3 cu. ft. | 54 cu. ft.
XC60 vs Q5
MAX TOW CAPACITY

MAX TOW CAPACITY

3,500lbs | 2,000lbs
XC60 vs Q5
Which is the Right SUV For You?
Volvo XC60
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.

Volvo XC60
Redefining Hybrid Power

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

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

Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60
Audi Q5
Audi Q5
ENGINE 2.0L turbocharged & supercharged 4-cylinder + electric motor 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder + electric motor
MAX COMBINED HORSEPOWER 400 hp 362 hp
MAX TORQUE 472 lb-ft 369 lb-ft
Volvo XC60
INTERIOR & CARGO

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.

Volvo XC60
Roomy Interior and Cargo Space

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

  • Volvo XC60 maximum cargo volume: 63.3 cubic feet
  • Audi Q5 maximum cargo volume: 54 cubic feet

As you can see, the Volvo XC60 has an impressive maximum cargo capacity of 63.3 cubic feet. You can easily store groceries, luggage, or gear. The Audi Q5 only has a maximum cargo capacity of 54 cubic feet. When it comes to interior options and cargo space, it's no contest: The Volvo XC60 is the clear winner.

Volvo XC60
TOWING

Luxury SUVs are so much more than eye-candy - both of these powertrains prove it! If you’re heading out to your lake house or to the beach, both the XC60 and the Q5 are up to the task of towing your boat or jet skis.

Volvo XC60
Towing in Style

Though it churns up a decent amount of torque with its top powertrain, the Audi Q5 can only tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. That maybe be enough to tow a rowboat, but it’s going to struggle with heavier items.

The XC60 on the other hand? It can tow as much as 3,500 pounds when properly equipped! You can carry your fishing boat, a pop-up trailer, and so much more!


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, can experience the 2022 Volvo XC60 firsthand when they visit our dealership. Schedule a test drive today.
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[1] The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners. See jdpower.com for more information.