Comparing the Volvo XC60 to the Audi Q5 in Fife

Which Luxury Compact SUV is better for you?

When we take a closer look at the luxury compact SUV segment, there are many options to explore. Both the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 have made some major changes over the years. You'll be equipped with two rows of seating in both models, as well as all-wheel drive as standard. But what makes the differences? Here at Volvo of Tacoma at Flite, we want our Puyallup shoppers to feel their best in a vehicle that makes them feel bold and confident. The Volvo XC60 will do just with important differences that set it apart for the Audi Q5, let's explore these key differences.


Interior Comfort

No matter if it's a road trip to Seattle or your daily commute to Federal Way, you want to be able to settle into a premium cabin that keeps you comfortable no matter the distance. The overall width of the Volvo XC60 is more than the Audi Q5 giving you more room to stretch out. The seats are specifically designed to be supportive and morph to you your shape, so you don't feel pressure and get out of the vehicle feeling sore.

Powertrains and Efficiency

Both the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 share a lot in common when it comes to underneath the hood. The Audi Q5 features a 3.2-liter V06 and Quattro all-wheel drive as standard, although the Volvo XC60 does come equipped with an eight-speed transmission while the Audi Q5 only comes with a seven-speed transmission, which means the Volvo XC60 comes with more driving versatility. The Volvo XC60 now comes with a 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six that pumps out an impressive 281 horsepower, making it a better performer.

Safety Features

Newer Volvo XC60 models come equipped with a host of standard safety features that make your drive that much more confident. You'll be equipped with top safety technologies like City Safety and Run-off Road Mitigation, a head-up display and much more, all coming standard as part of their IntelliSafe program.

Both models do come with standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, as well as side-impact airbags. If you are looking for more standard safety equipment that is easy-to-use than we suggest the Volvo XC60.

Interior Design Features

When it comes to design, this is a more personal preference to shoppers, but we find that the unique design of the Volvo XC60 brings it out on top. Once you settle into the cabin, you'll be greeted by more simplicity and calming interior in comparison to the Audi Q5. The touchscreen is better integrated into the dash making it safer and easier to use.

The Volvo XC60 also features quite tuning technology that does a better job at hushing the busy roads of Seattle. The goal of the XC60 is to create an oasis for the driver. There are diamond-cut finishes throughout the cabin that adds an additional touch of luxury. This detail can be found on the stunning control shifter and has been specifically designed for Volvo.


We hope that this helps you get excited about buying a Volvo XC60. This compact luxury SUV really does have it all, and much more. It is athletic, stunning to look at, and even reliable. And now, you can even opt for hybrid options for maximum fuel efficiency. While the Audi Q5 does share many features if you are truly looking for the best bang for your buck, you'll save money with the Volvo XC60 without having to make sacrifices. We encourage you to visit Volvo of Tacoma at Fife for a test drive to check out our new inventory.

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