Comparison: 2018 Volvo XC60 vs. 2018 Audi Q5

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When you’re looking for a compact SUV, both Volvo and Audi indulge buyers. Both the 2018 Volvo XC60 and the 2018 Audi Q5 are excellent options when shopping for a compact SUV and we’re here to put them head to head.

The Volvo XC60 clearly pulls out in front of its competition. We feel confident that in the end you too will favor of the 2018 Volvo XC60. If that's the case, come in and visit us at Capital Volvo in Albany, New York and we will set you up with one of our excellent sales team members and you will see for yourself why the 2018 Volvo XC60 is the superior compact SUV.

2018 Volvo XC60

The 2018 XC60 is standard with a 2.0-liter inline-4 paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission on all models. The T5 model is the XC60’s turbocharged unit, rated at 250 horsepower. Moving on to the T6 version of the XC60, you will be met with the supercharger that makes 316 horsepower. Lastly, the range topping T8 model puts an electric motor and a 10.4-kwh battery pack under the hood, making 400 horsepower and up to 20 miles of electric-only range. Every model of the 2018 XC60 is standard with AWD.

The fuel efficiency as estimated by the EPA for the 2018 XC60 is 22 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, and 24 MPG combined.

2018 Audi Q5
The Audi Q5 has a 2.0 liter turbo 4 paired to a 7 speed transmission that makes 258 horsepower. Another engine option available in the Q5 is a turbocharged V6 which is also paired to a 7-speed transmission on their SQ5. This engine and transmission combination makes 354 horsepower.

The EPA estimated fuel efficiency for the 2018 Q5 is 23 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, and 25 MPG combined.

Features & Technology
2018 Volvo XC60
The 2018 Volvo XC60 is offered in three different trims which can be paired to your preferred drivetrain. Starting with the momentum trim your XC60 will come equipped with leather upholstery, LED headlights, 18 inch wheels, keyless ignition, three drive modes, 9.0 inch infotainment interface, 10-speaker audio, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, power tailgate, and a rearview camera.

The XC60 R-Design comes with all the standard features on the Momentum, adding sports seats, black mesh grille, hands free tailgate, 12.3 inch digital display, 19 inch wheels, navigation, and paddle shifting. The Inscription trim adds a stitched dashboard, driftwood trim, 19 inch wheels, navigation, and four zone climate control.

2018 Audi Q5
With the options available for the 2018 Q5, there is a lot of customizability. The first trim is the Premium package, including standard features of leather upholstery, xenon headlights, sating finish roof rack lower speed automatic emergency braking, and a proximity key.

The Premium Plus model adds features for a power panoramic moonroof, LED headlights, blind-spot monitors, and automatic braking when backing up. The Prestige model is top of the line adding 20 inch alloy wheels and 19 speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.

In terms of style, safety, and technology, the 2018 Volvo XC60 is the superior vehicle. Come check out the XC60 for yourself at Capital Volvo in Albany, New York.

2018 Volvo XC60
Starts at $41,500 MSRP**

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