2019 Volvo XC60 vs. 2018 Audi Q5

2021 Volvo XC60 vs. 2021 Audi Q5: Head to Head Comparison

Bring your family along for the trip in either the sophisticated 2021 Volvo XC60 or the glamorous 2021 Audi Q5. Both are five-passenger SUVs that offer plug-in hybrid capabilities, making them premium drives. Below, the McLaughlin Volvo Cars team has put together an XC60 vs. Q5 comparison to help you in your research.

If you're intrigued by the 2021 Volvo XC60, explore our XC60 models for sale in Moline, IL, and consider one of our XC60 offers. Have questions? Reach out by phone at (866) 982-1024.

For comparison, the 2021 Volvo XC60 Inscription starts at $61,000 MSRP, while the 2021 Audi Q5 Premium Plus has a starting MSRP of $55,800.

2021 Volvo XC60 parked on some gravel at a beach

Comparison of the Volvo XC60 & Audi Q5

Volvo XC60 & Audi Q5 Differences

Do you want to upgrade your daily drive with a new luxury SUV, but aren't sure which model has all the features you're looking for? Two popular options for drivers near the Quad Cities area are the 2019 Volvo XC60 and the 2018 Audi Q5. The experts at McLaughlin Volvo Cars in Moline, IL have created the following page to help you determine which luxury SUV model is right for your lifestyle. If you'd prefer to speak directly to a product specialist, contact our Volvo dealership near the Quad Cities at (866) 982-1024.

For the purposes of this comparison, we will be taking a closer look at the 2019 Volvo XC60 R-Design, starting at $46,050 MSRP, and the 2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus, starting at $45,500 MSRP.

Interior Comfort

Both luxury SUVs provide a long list of interior comfort features, however only one model has what it takes to make every trip enjoyable. Only the Volvo XC60 includes available heated rear seats and steering wheel. Additional interior comfort features included with the 2019 Volvo XC60 are as follows:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Front center armrest storage
  • Power driver's seat with memory
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls

A Volvo XC60 infotainment system side by side with a Audi Q5 Infotainment system

Infotainment System

Intuitive infotainment is an important part of any luxury SUV. The 2019 Volvo XC60 is equipped with Sensus Connect® infotainment, controlled by a large 8-in. touchscreen. The 2018 Audi Q5 features a smaller 7-in. display, and includes the MMI® infotainment system.

Cargo Space

When it comes to passenger capacity, both the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 seat five passengers. However, the 2019 XC60 provides more interior cargo space to accommodate your active lifestyle. View the table below for exact specifications for both SUVs.

2019 Volvo XC60


2018 Audi Q5

63.3 cu.-ft.

Max. Cargo Capacity

60.4 cu.-ft.


Max. Passenger Capacity


A crash test of a 2019 Volvo XC60

Safety Features

Whether you're running errands or taking the kids to school, your luxury SUV should give you peace of mind knowing you and your passengers are protected. The 2019 Volvo XC60 is available with a 360-degree surround view camera, along with active bending headlights and a blind spot information system. While the 2018 Audi Q5 offers similar features, the 2019 XC60 is superior. You can also expect the following safety features with the XC60:

  • City Safety with steering support
  • Rear collision mitigation support
  • Daytime running lights with daytime sensor
  • Rear park assist

A 2019 Volvo XC60 driving out of a garage and a 2018 Q5 driving through a water puddle


A similar size engine powers both the 2019 Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5, however, select XC60 performance features aren't available with the. From selectable drive mode settings to an eight-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission, the 2019 Volvo XC60 provides an exciting and efficient driving experience. Complete engine specs for both SUVs can be found in the table below.

2019 Volvo XC60


2018 Audi Q5

2.0L I4 T5


2.0L I4

250 HP


252 HP

258 lb.-ft.


273 lb.-ft.


MPG city/highway


2019 Volvo XC60 for sale in Moline, IL

Have you decided that the 2019 Volvo XC60 is the luxury SUV you want to add to your daily drive? Head over to our Volvo XC60 inventory to find the perfect model for you, and then schedule a test drive by calling McLaughlin Volvo Cars near the Quad Cities at (866) 982-1024.

A silver 2019 Volvo XC60 parked on the street of a city

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