2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Volvo XC60

When it comes to medium-sized SUVs, you can guarantee you will find many car buyers looking at Audi and Volvo, as the Europeans are designing great vehicles. This makes it hard to choose from those on the market, and auto buyers in Eastchester New York need to weigh up both choices. Read our review as we show you why you should purchase an Audi Q5 over the Volvo XC60

Design & Style

The Audi has a shapely belt-line, with fine curves while the LED headlamps compliment the tweaked grille. LED headlights also finish off the shapely rear. The interior of the Audi is where it is all happening and where the company is top of the league. Leather upholstery is standard, while the seats are powered adjusted. There is an excellent sound system, yet you can upgrade to the 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. Upgrade and get the Virtual Cockpit with its 12.3-inch screen, that handles Google Earth maps and digital gauges.

This Volvo is different visually to its predecessors, not looking so clunky. Its LED headlights shadow the high grille making the XC90 seem taller than it actually is. Inside there is leather upholstery, front power seats, and a 9-inch infotainment system. You can enjoy your music through its 10-speaker sound system. Upgrades will get you sports seats, a 12.3-inch digital display, and a Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

Technology & Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance, and most car manufacturers make airbags standard in their vehicles. The Volvo has forward-collision warnings, and automatic emergency braking fitted too. You can upgrade to their Pilot Assist system that allows the car to take over steering and acceleration for a moment. Blind spot monitors are also an option, as are surround-view cameras.

The Audi is fitted with standard airbags and stability control, while is also will close all windows and the sunroof if it detects a collision is imminent. It will also apply emergency braking at speeds below 52mph. You get a back up camera fitted too, while upgrades can include blind spot monitors, rear automatic braking, and rear cross traffic alert.


The Q5 has a sporty 2.0-liter inline engine with turbo 4-cylinders. It pulls 258 hp with 273 lb-ft of torque. Standard all-wheel drive is fitted to complement its 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearing. There is also a V6 engine, pulling 354hp with 369 lb-ft of torque, with 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The Volvo has a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that pulls 250 hp on all-wheel drive and 8-speed. The larger engine model offers 316hp.

The Bottom Line

It's fairly obvious that if you are looking for a reasonably priced medium-sized SUV, that is luxurious, comfortable and feature-laden, then the Audi Q5 is the car for you.

Ready to Schedule an Audi Q5 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 Audi Q5 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Classic Audi. We are located in Eastchester New York and proudly serves car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an Audi Q5 test drive appointment.


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