Compare Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60

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2011 Audi Q5 2011 Volvo XC60
2011 Audi Q5 2011 Volvo XC60
quattro 4dr 2.0T Premium
  • quattro 4dr 2.0T Premium
  • quattro 4dr 2.0T Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.2L Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.2L Prestige
FWD 4dr 3.2L
  • FWD 4dr 3.2L
  • FWD 4dr 3.2L w/Moonroof
  • AWD 4dr 3.2L
  • AWD 4dr 3.2L w/Moonroof
  • FWD 4dr 3.2L R-Design w/Moonroof
  • AWD 4dr 3.2L R-Design w/Moonroof
  • AWD 4dr 3.0T w/Moonroof
  • AWD 4dr 3.0T R-Design w/Moonroof


MSRP $35,200 $32,900  
Invoice $32,736 $30,926
Avg. Paid $27,597 $21,019

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.1  
Critics' Rating 9.7 8.9
Performance 8.8 8.4
Interior 8.6 8.2
Cost to Own 8.2 8.6
Safety 9.7 9.7
Reliability 2.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • Luxurious and well-crafted interior
  • Spacious interior
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Above-average reliability rating
  • Cargo and passenger space trails some competitors
  • Turbocharged engine not thrifty on fuel

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain All wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I6 3.2L/195
MPG 20 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy



Body Style 4dr SUV 5 Door Wagon  


Wheelbase(in) 110.5 109.2  
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 182.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 74.4
Height, Overall (in) 65.1 67.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional  
Panoramic Roof Optional
Running Boards Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4090 3958  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional  


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.5 99
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 39.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 39.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 57.3 67.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 29.1 30.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard


Cloth Seats Standard  
Leather Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard  
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I6
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.2L/195
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 4300 240 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 236 @ 3200
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic,
Turning diameter 38.1 38.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 18.5


Suspension Type - Front 5-link independent steel spring MacPherson Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.