2019 Audi Q5 vs 2019 Volvo XC60
2019 Audi Q5 2019 Volvo XC60
  273 ft-lbs. 258 ft-lbs.
Curb Weight
  4057 lb. 4109 lb.
Front Head Room
  41.7 in. 38.0 in.

2019 Audi Q5 vs 2019 Volvo XC60

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The 2019 Audi Q5 is a standout in the compact luxury crossover SUV market, but you understandably want to make a thorough comparison against other SUVs in the same automotive class. The Q5 was refreshed from bumper to bumper in the 2018 model year with the introduction of the second generation. This SUV is commonly compared to the 2019 Volvo XC60, which entered its second generation in 2017. While seemingly comparable with a superficial review, an in-depth look at the Q5 versus the XC60 reveals substantial differences that will impact your SUV purchase.

Exterior Features and Design

As is the case with all Audi vehicles, the 2019 Q5 SUV has a solid stance on the road that exhibits its unique combination of sophistication and exceptional performance capabilities. It sits low to the ground while maintaining horizontal contouring and character lines. The slight bend of the hood leads into the recognizable Audi grille and sets off the rear-sloping roof of the Q5. This roof fades into an integrated, sporty spoiler along with a fin-style antenna and a proud liftgate that protrudes outward to expand cargo space. The base trim features 18-inch wheels with a dynamic design, all-season tires, Xenon headlights with an LED daytime running feature and more. In comparison, the 2019 Volvo XC60’s hood is more elongated while the roofline has a more moderate slope. It’s hood and side panels have elegant contouring without character lines. Some of its features at the base trim level are a panoramic roof, rain sensors and integrated washers in the front and rear wipers.

Interior Features

The impressiveness of these two SUVs carries on as you slide behind the wheel. Depending which of the three trims you select for the 2019 Q5, your SUV may be outfitted with pre-sense intuitive safety features, CARE connectivity, Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the smartphone interface, an innovative virtual cockpit, a navigation system, a panoramic sunroof, rear cross-traffic assistance, vehicle exit assistance, adaptive cruise control, an upgraded Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound capabilities, traffic jam assist, active lane assist, a heads-up display, a top-view camera, and numerous other advanced features. The XC60 from Volvo comes with a dual-zone auto climate control system, heated front seats, front seat memory with higher trim levels, a 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, and several additional features.


While both of these compact crossover SUVs impress you with exceptional performance capabilities, there are important differences between them. At the base trim level, the turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI engine in the Audi Q5 for 2019 provides you with 252 horsepower, and it has rapid acceleration up to 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds. Its equipment includes an automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, an enhanced suspension system, and several other features. The XC60 for 2019 is loaded with a 2.0-liter Turbo, 4-cylinder engine that generates 250 horsepower. The base trim also comes with all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission.

To make a more accurate comparison of these two SUVs, stop by our dealership for a test drive. With our large inventory featuring all Q5 trims for 2019, you can conveniently compare all powertrain options available and explore the many standard and optional features for each trim. Our sales agents are ready to answer your questions about the new Audi Q5 so that you can feel confident about your SUV selection.