If you’re in the market to upgrade to a luxury compact SUV, it can feel a bit overwhelming when beginning where to look. It’s understandable for you to consider all your options, but the reality is that not every vehicle is the same. Some are simply better than others, and at Volvo Cars of Fort Washington, we feel confident that the Volvo XC60 blows away the competition in every facet of its design.

It’s important to be able to break through the jargon of simply saying “this car is better than that one,” which is why when put up against its closest competitor, the Audi Q5, the Volvo XC60 comes out on top purely in terms of concrete data. We want our customers to have all the information they need to make an informed decision, and we’re confident in the case we make for the XC60.


The first thing that jumps out at you is the fact that the Volvo XC60 has a lower starting MSRP than the Audi Q5. You’ll spend about $3,000 less on a base level XC60 than you will a Q5, but it doesn’t end there. Even at the highest trim level, Volvo comes in lower than Audi. You can get the high level T8 Hybrid model of the XC60 for $1000 less than the Q5’s Prestige trim level.


Curiously, it seems Audi was content to limit the ceiling of the Q5’s power capability as the highest trim level maintains the same horsepower and torque ratings as the base model. However, Volvo recognized that its customers expect more when paying more. What’s more is that even the base model of the XC60 comes in with slightly higher horsepower than the Q5. Here’s a breakdown:

2019 Volvo XC60:

  • T5 Momentum: 250 horsepower, 258 pounds-foot of torque.
  • T6 Momentum (All-Wheel-Drive): 316 horsepower, 295 pounds-foot of torque.
  • T5 Inscription (All-Wheel-Drive): 250 horsepower, 258 pounds-foot of torque.
  • T8 Momentum Hybrid (eAWD): 400 horsepower, 472 pounds-foot of torque.

2019 Audi Q5:

  • Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige: 248 horsepower, 273 pounds-foot of torque.

Interior Space

When it comes to designing an SUV, utility tends to take a high priority on the list of options. It is part of the SUV acronym after all. Once again, the XC60 outclasses the Q5 by offering over 10 cubic feet more in interior space. The total comes to 63.3 cubic feet for the XC60 and 53.1 cubic feet for the Q5.

The numbers don’t lie; Volvo packs way more potential into the XC60 than Audi does in the Q5, and all for a lower MSRP. Experience more power and utility by test driving the Volvo XC60 at Volvo Cars of Fort Washington today.

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