Trying to choose between the Audi Q5 and the Volvo XC60? We at Audi Grapevine are here to help! Our team has put together this detailed vehicle comparison to show you how these two luxury crossover SUVs stack up against each other in the categories you care about most.

In this comparison, shoppers in the Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving, TX, areas will see how the Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 compare when it comes to performance, comfort, space, and technology. Read ahead to see which model comes out on top!

Audi Q5 vs Volvo XC60: Performance Specs

Both the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 are powered by seemingly identical 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. While they may look the same, these engines differ drastically in terms of their performance as a result of the equipment they work with.

The Q5's engine works alongside a 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology. The XC60's engine works with an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drivetrain. To enjoy all-wheel confidence, you'll have to upgrade from the base trim.

Both engines crank out roughly 250 horsepower, but the Audi Q5 has a major torque advantage: It produces 273 lb-ft of torque compared to the Volvo XC60's 258 lb-ft of torque. This translates to a towing advantage for the Q5. It can tow up to 4,400 pounds when properly equipped, while the XC60 tows just 3,500 pounds max.

Audi vs Volvo Design: Singleframe® Wins

Just when you thought you knew what to expect from a luxury SUV, the 2020 Q5 and XC60 shake things up. These crossovers promise style and athleticism with their sharp LED headlamps and character lines that run down the hood. The Audi SUV looks especially taut in terms of its sheet metal.

Step up close to the XC60 and you'll recognize that Volvo grille. While it certainly caters to classy tastes, the grille nonetheless lacks the aggressiveness of its counterpart on the Q5. The Audi Singleframe® grille dominates the front fascia in a way that isn't true of its competitor.

Moreover, we think you'll like the way the Audi grille's horizontal chrome bars meld seamlessly with the LED signature lights that flank both sides of the front fascia. It creates a unified face befitting of the four-ring logo.

Audi Q5 vs Volvo XC60: Comfort & Space

As luxury vehicles, the Audi Q5 and the Volvo XC60 are decked out in trappings of extravagance, including standard leather seating surfaces for all five seats, multi-zone automatic climate control systems, and power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support.

The Audi Q5 goes above and beyond when it comes to cargo, though: This model offers a spacious 25.1 total cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats. Choose the Volvo XC60, and you'll find a mere 22.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats. While somewhat roomy, it falls behind the Audi competitor.

Both models offer flexibility in terms of their cargo space, as well, providing split-folding rear seats to take advantage of all the potential room.

Audi vs Volvo: Luxe SUV Interior Features

Luxury SUVs promise a lavish cabin experience, and the 2020 Q5 and XC60 are no different. When you slide inside, run your hands over the premium leather seats. Both offer several rich shades that really elevate your drive-think Atlas Beige and Nougat Brown in the Audi, as well as Amber and Maroon Brown in the Volvo.

The Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 appeal to your sense of style in other ways. The Volvo offers available Driftwood inlays, a Scandinavian signature that sweeps many of the brand's vehicles. However, the Audi Q5 has a wider variety of interior inlay options to choose from at all trim levels. Choose the Q5 and consider:

  • Dark Brown Walnut Wood inlays
  • High-gloss Gray Oak Wood inlays
  • Fine Grain Ash Gray Brown Natural Wood inlays

The Walnut Wood looks especially rich and dynamic with its variations in color. Go for a look you won't find in the Volvo SUV!

Audi Q5 vs Volvo XC60: Advanced Technology

Both the Audi Q5 and the Volvo XC60 offer some impressive technology features that make it possible to be both safe and in the loop while driving. Both models sport standard infotainment systems with large displays with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, Google™ Android Auto™, and voice-command recognition.

However, the Q5 takes convenience a step further with its exclusive MMI® all-in-touch system. With this touchpad, you'll be able to utilize its handwriting-recognition technology to navigate your infotainment system. The XC60 doesn't offer anything like this in any of its trim levels.

On the other hand, the Volvo XC60 is available with the Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system. With 15 well-placed speakers, it's a game-changer in the music segment. Look to the Audi Q5 for an even more impressive system, though. Its available 19 speakers offer 3D sound for a multidimensional listening experience. Transform your cabin into your own personal concert hall!

Audi Q5 vs Volvo XC60: Which One Is Best for You?

As you can see, both the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 offer some great features. However, the Audi Q5 clearly comes out on top in every category with its commanding powertrain, spacious and comfortable interior, and many advanced technology features.

Believe it or not, this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what the Audi Q5 has in store for you. Get behind the wheel and get the full experience for yourself at Audi Grapevine. Shoppers near Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving, Texas, should give us a call today to schedule a test drive!

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