Audi Q5 Vs. Volvo XC60 Comparison: Cargo Space, Horsepower, Specs

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Taking the reins of a luxury-focused, high-tech mid-size SUV is an easy decision; comparing the Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 comes next. These two models stand at the forefront of this popular segment. They seem similar at first glance, but a closer look reveals the whole story. When you stack up the differences between a Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5, you'll find that the new Volvo XC60 takes a more thoughtful approach to the virtues that matter most.

The Volvo XC60 SUV's extra standard horsepower, eco-friendly efficiency, spacious seating arrangements, exclusive features, and timeless design are just beginning. As the first Volvo dealer in North Carolina, we're proud to offer this latest chapter in the brand's history. Read on to see its advantages over the Audi Q5, and visit us for a test drive.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 Price

Before diving into the intricacies of a new Volvo XC60 for sale, you should know it provides all the advantages you're about to see at a lower starting price. Specifically, the 2022 Volvo XC60 has a starting price of $42,650 MSRP1, while the 2022 Audi Q5 has a starting price of $43,300 MSRP1.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 Interior Design & Spaciousness

Cutting-edge doesn't have to be bound to a specific time; a true masterpiece will be just as impressive in years to come. While the design world is a subjective space, our opinion is that the Audi Q5 interior has a gadget-first focus. In the Audi Q5 vs Volvo XC60 interior comparison, both vehicles have high-tech interiors, but the Volvo XC60 blends its advancements with a sleek, timeless design.

The variety of facets and sharp angles in an Audi Q5 may prove cluttered for some. With regard to clutter, the Volvo XC60 interior can objectively provide a spacious advantage.

The 2022 Audi Q5 can only offer 54 cubic feet of cargo capacity when the rear seats are folded. The Volvo XC60 provides up to 63.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. As you sit inside, you'll find that the Volvo XC60 offers an extra 0.6-inches of front legroom and 0.3-inches of rear headroom; Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 rear legroom is tied with 38-inches of space.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 Interior Design & Spaciousness
Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 Features & Horsepower

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 Features & Horsepower

Comparing the Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 reveals something special; the Volvo XC60 offers many of the Audi Q5 SUV's optional benefits as standard features at a lower starting MSRP. These standard advantages of a Volvo XC60 include a wireless smartphone charger, driver's seat memory, and a panoramic moonroof (the Q5 has an optional sunroof).

They both offer standard features like auto-folding heated door mirrors, a power-operated liftgate, a rearview camera, and connectivity like Apple CarPlay®.

The digital gauge cluster is another advantage. The Volvo XC60 has a standard 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument display, while the Audi Q5 provides a standard 7-inch digital display and analog gauges.

Safety features make our Volvo XC60 deals truly confidence-inspiring. The Volvo XC60 offers standard benefits like a blind-spot monitoring system, a lane-keep assist and lane departure warning, rear parking assistance, automated emergency braking, road-sign info, hill descent control, and more.

You'll also enjoy more standard power and efficiency in your Volvo XC60.

Volvo XC60 Horsepower

The standard powertrain is the B5 FWD; it makes 247 horsepower and delivers up to an EPA-estimated 23 MPG city / 30 MPG highway2. You can add AWD or jump to the B6 AWD powertrain with 295 horsepower and up to an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city / 28 MPG highway2. Finally, the T8 eAWD (found in the Volvo XC60 Recharge) develops up to 455 horsepower and delivers up to an EPA-estimated 57 MPGe3.

Audi Q5 Horsepower

The Audi Q5 comes standard with just 201 horsepower. This standard powertrain (40 TFSI) delivers up to an EPA-estimated 23 MPG city / 29 MPG highway2. The upgraded 45 TFSI powertrain only makes 261 horsepower. Despite being a plug-in hybrid competitor to the powerful Volvo XC60 Recharge, the Audi 55 TFSI e powertrain only makes 362 horsepower.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity

We'll round our comparison off with a slight win for Audi; Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 towing capacity reveals that the Q5 can tow more. Specifically, when properly equipped, the Audi Q5 can tow up to 4,400 pounds, while the Volvo XC60 can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

But, the Audi Q5 towing capacity lacks a certain innovation. That would be the available Volvo XC60 folding tow hitch. It slides away out-of-sight to preserve your Volvo SUV's sleek lines when not in use and easily operates with the touch of a button.

With an available 360-degree camera system, using your Volvo XC60 towing capacity can be a sleeker and more intuitive experience.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity

2022 Volvo XC60 2022 Audi Q5
Engine 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine
Horsepower 247 - 295 HP 201 - 261 HP
MPG (city/hwy) 23 / 30 23 / 29
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs. 4,400 lbs.
Seating Capacity 5 5
Cargo Space 63.3 cu. ft. 54.1 cu. ft. max
Exterior Length 185.4 in. 184.6 in.
Exterior Width 74.9 in. 74.5 in.
Head Room (F/R) 38.0 in. / 38.0 in. 38.1 - 39.6 in. / 37.7 - 39.3 in.
Leg Room (F/R) 41.5 in. / 38.0 in. 40.9 in. / 38.0 in.

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To recap the Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 SUV battle, the Volvo XC60 pulls ahead with a lower starting price, extra standard benefits, more horsepower, spacious interior measurements, timeless interior design, and many exclusive features. We hope this guide helps your luxury SUV search; visit us today for a test drive to discover all the other advantages of a Volvo XC60.

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1Prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Base Price or Starting At price and excludes destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees.

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3This is a hybrid plug in vehicle. Since electricity is not measured in gallons, a conversion factor is used to translate the fuel economy into miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe will vary for many reasons, including but not limited to, driving conditions, how and where you drive, how you maintain your vehicle battery-package/condition, and other factors. For more information, including information on MPGe, see