Why Should You Buy a 2019 XC60 Instead of an Audi Q5?

There are many luxury SUVs on the market and roads around the Upper Valley, and when you want one that is perfect for the area due to its capability and performance, the 2019 Volvo XC60 is one you should consider. A luxury two-row SUV, the new Volvo XC60 stands out among this category of vehicle as it excels in the qualities car shoppers expect, like cargo space and versatility, while adding more in the form of auto tech and stunning style.

We know many around Hanover, NH shopping for a luxury SUV, so to help those looking at two-row models, we compared the 2019 Volvo XC60 with the 2019 Audi Q5. See how these luxury SUVs differ in size, performance, and features below!

Good looks, high-quality cabins, loads of space, and intelligent technologies should be expected from both the 2019 Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5, but the former is more versatile and provides more than the Audi SUV. Another aspect to consider is that the Volvo XC60 has more options so that you can better customize it to your liking. See specific differences of the new XC60 and Audi Q5 when you read on.

The XC60 VS. The Q5


Engine Specs

The first difference in customization of these two luxury SUVs shows with the engines available to New London, NH drivers. The 2019 Volvo XC60 has three available engines while the Audi Q5 only provides one, and that lone Audi engine can't keep up with any of the XC60's. The standard four-cylinder of the new Volvo XC60 has more horsepower than the Q5's four-cylinder while getting more miles per gallon on the highway, so those commuting on 91 will find the Volvo XC60 has them stopping for gas less than the Audi Q5.

Of course, some drivers will prefer one of the other Volvo XC60 engines, whether it’s the supercharged 316-horsepower option or the plug-in hybrid one. The supercharged four-cylinder in the Volvo has much more horsepower and torque than the Audi Q5, but if you want to enjoy a green luxury SUV, the Volvo XC60 T8 models have a plug-in hybrid with a net horsepower of 400 and ability to drive solely using the electric motor. In short, the Volvo XC60 is easier to customize and enjoy than the Audi Q5.


The 2019 Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 are both two-row SUVs with a spacious cargo area and seating for five, but the cabin of the XC60 is larger than the Q5. The 2019 Volvo XC60 has more legroom for the two rows, for an easier time transporting five adults, and it has a greater max cargo capacity with the seats down than what the Audi Q5 provides. Need to put a ski rack on your luxury SUV? Those heading to Sunapee will find that the Volvo XC60 comes standard with roof rails while only the highest Audi Q5 trim level has them, so skiers will get more value and use from the new XC60.


The feature lists of these luxury two-row SUVs near Hanover are extensive as they both come standard with everything from Apple CarPlay to driver-assisting forward collision warning systems. But, the 2019 Volvo XC60 goes further than the Audi Q5 as the Volvo SUV also comes standard with the Blind Spot Information System, a surround view camera, auto dimming interior mirror, and navigation system, which aren’t in the base Audi Q5. Want the most out of your driving experience? There are several features available with the Volvo XC60 but not the Audi Q5. For example, the Volvo XC60 offers backrest massage seats that will reduce all tension after a long day at work.

Experience the 2019 Volvo XC60 at Volvo Cars of Lebanon!

We think that car shoppers from White River Junction and beyond will find that the 2019 Volvo XC60 has some clear advantages over the 2019 Audi Q5. If you'd like to see and enjoy those advantages in person, our Lebanon Volvo dealership serves drivers around the Upper Valley with wonderful models and a customer experience that will have you enjoying your search!