2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Volvo XC60 Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5

Front Head Room

  41.7 in.

City MPG

  23 *


2018 Volvo XC60

2018 Volvo XC60

Front Head Room

  38.0 in.

City MPG

  22

2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Volvo XC60

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Mid-size SUVs are ideal for families just beginning to blossom. You might not need a full-size yet, and mid-size sometimes comes a little easier on the budget, plus they're by far more agile on the road and easier to park and maneuver for drivers not comfortable with the bulk and viewing angles of the full-size SUVs of the world. If you want a mid-size SUV, the 2018 Audi Q5 and 2018 Volvo XC60 are two of the ones that you should be seriously considering. Today we're going to look at three categories side-by-side to see how these two measure up head-to-head. We think you'll agree with us that the Q5 comes out just a bit ahead in several key areas. It's a five-seat luxury crossover with plenty of style and pizzazz.

Performance

The Q5 offers a turbocharged V-6 engine that spits out 354 horsepower, enough to power it ahead of the base engine of the XC60 (turbocharged to 250 horsepower). While it's true that the Volvo XC60 goes up to 400 horsepower, you're looking at some serious cash for the T8 trim. For frugal shoppers who want maximum power straight out of the gate without having to pay for it, you'll definitely want to opt for the Q5.

Safety

Safety fanatics are raving about the safety ratings for the 2018 Audi Q5. It's a Top Safety Pick in 2018 and few other vehicles are going to compete with it, and it certainly bests the 2018 Volvo XC60 in the safety department. The Q5 is 5-star safety rated across the board and one of the overall safest vehicles of 2018, for its class or any other. You get Audi Connect Care for assistance, Audi Parking System Plus, and theft deterrent radio to kick things off, and it only gets better from there. For safety, go with the Q5.

Rear-seat Space

Many people who buy mid-size SUVs have children or teenagers who will be making the rear seating a part of their lives during every trip. You need some space here, room to breathe, and overall comfort if you're going to enjoy any type of road trip. Thankfully the Q5 added additional rear seat space and cargo space so that you can always know that the backseat passengers are enjoying their trip and never having to wrestle for space. And while the Volvo XC60 offers comparable space, it still falls just a bit short in the rear-seat department. Go with the Q5.

We hope you've enjoyed reading about the 2018 Audi Q5 in comparison to the 2018 Volvo XC60. It's our firm belief that the Audi Q5 just has a stronger standard performance straight out of the gate, and while you can upgrade to higher trims of the XC60, you have to upgrade so much that really you're paying a hefty amount just to get the same things you get with the Q5 straight out of the gate. So why pay more? You can always take standard Audi features and upgrade them as well to get far superior performance, space, and safety features, and you'll still be paying about as much as you'll pay for the Volvo. We invite you down to Audi Farmington Hills to test drive the brand new 2018 Audi Q5. We know that you're going to appreciate the smooth performance, ample rear-seating space, and impressive safety suite that you'll go home with even if you just pick "standard" across the board. Call us today to schedule your test drive.


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