2019 Volvo XC60 vs 2019 Audi Q5
2019 Volvo XC60 2019 Audi Q5
Starting MSRP *
  $39,800 $42,950
Cargo Space
  63.3 cu. ft. 53.1 cu. ft.
  8-speed shiftable automatic 7-speed automated manual

2019 Volvo XC60 vs 2019 Audi Q5

Serving Houston, TX

In 2019, the Volvo XC60 ranks #3 among small SUVs. The 2019 Audi Q5, one of its competitors, ranks #5. While the numbers alone give you some clue that the XC60 is an exceptional SUV, there's much more to learn about the XC60 and why it's a standout car. Inside and out, the XC60 sets itself apart from the crowd. It has always been an attractive vehicle, but this year it gets even better. New for 2019, the XC60 adds heated seats and a heated steering wheel. The base trim gets additional technology, which comes in the form of a now-standard 12V power outlet in the back. Always keeping safety in mind, Volvo also adds power-operated child safety locks to the 2019 XC60 as well. Along with these all-around changes, the XC60 has some trim-specific changes too. While the 2019 Audi Q5 also gets some new standard features this year, it doesn't have quite the same level of interior luxury that you'll find in the Volvo XC60. The best way to see what the XC60 offers is to take one for a test drive yourself. Therefore, we encourage you to contact our dealership to learn more and arrange a time to try the contemporary and well-equipped XC60.

Interior Features

When you first see the 2019 XC60, it is apparent that you're looking at a one-of-a-kind car. The XC60 stands out for its distinctive appearance that effortlessly blends Scandinavian design and contemporary appeal. The Volvo XC60 has a polished and classy look that includes large wheels and dramatic wheel arches. While these features highlight its prowess as an SUV, other elements add a touch of city-ready elegance, such as clean lines, roof rails, and chrome accents. LED headlights with a hammer shape, automatic high beams, and lights that bend in your direction of travel are other notable features. In the back, dual chrome exhaust tips add to the vehicle's unique style. All around the car, lightweight materials give the XC60 shape and style without weighing it down. The Audi Q5, in comparison, doesn't have the same standout exterior design that makes the 2019 XC60 so original.


As one of the most recognized names in the world for safety, it's probably no surprise that Volvo made the XC60 safer than ever in 2019. This year, the XC60 gets some new trim-specific safety amenities. This includes the addition of blind-spot monitoring in two trims, the Inscription, and the R-Design. Crumble zones and a rigid steel structure around the cabin area are notable safety features of the XC60. It also comes with a number of driver-assist safety aids on all trim levels, including road run-off mitigation and run-off protection, which reduces the likelihood of serious injury if the car does go off the road. While the Audi also has some safety amenities, it doesn't have the same standout suite of safety features that you'll find in the Volvo.


The Volvo XC60 is also a class leader in performance and handling. The base engine is a four-cylinder turbo-powered engine with a 2.0L displacement. This engine has a top power output of 250 HP. It also creates up to 258 LB-FT of torque. The second engine available on the XC60 is a four-cylinder that generates 400 HP. This engine, which is turbo-charged, produces 472 LB-FT of torque. It is also a 2.0L engine with four cylinders. Both engines are matched to an all-wheel drive system. The Audi, in contrast, tops out at 349 HP.

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