2021 Volvo XC60
Features & Specs
2021 Audi Q5
Adaptive Cruise Control
Available on Higher Trim Levels
Parking Assistance
250 hp
Standard Engine Power
248 hp

2021 Volvo XC60 vs 2021 Audi Q5

When choosing an SUV for you and your family, there are a lot of things to consider but before you get down to the finer details like picking a trim level or packages, you have to choose a model. With so many luxury SUVs on the market these days, it can be difficult to locate the one that best suits your needs. That is why we had our team, here at Volvo Cars Mall of Georgia, choose two of the most prominent models on the market and compare them. By pitting them against each other, comparing their powertrains and features, we can help you determine which one suits your lifestyle the best. Keep reading to learn more about these SUVs and all that they have to offer!

2021 Volvo XC60 Power & Handling

There are three powertrain options offered for the XC60 in the 2021 model year. The base engine, named the T5, is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that produces 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The second powertrain option, named the T6, is a 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder that delivers 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The third and final powertrain option is called the Recharge. Using the T6 engine in conjunction with a battery pack and electric motor, this powertrain generates 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque. All engine options are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive while all-wheel drive is available, standard on some trims.

2021 Audi Q5 Power & Handling

There are also three engines offered for the Q5. The standard engine is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that pumps out 261 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The second powertrain, a plug-in hybrid, utilizes the standard engine with a battery and electric motor to generate 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The final engine is a 3.0L turbocharged V6 that creates 349 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. All engines are paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.

2021 Volvo XC60 Features & Design

The XC60 comes in three trim levels. The base Momentum trim is outfitted with a host of modern features like leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, adaptive LED headlights, a 10-speaker sound system, a 9-inch touchscreen, Apple and Android smartphone integration, a hands-free tailgate, and a panoramic sunroof. This trim is also outfitted with advanced safety features like rear automatic braking, lane keeping assist, and forward collision mitigation. There are numerous packages available for this trim, the Premium, Advanced, and Climate that add features like navigation, a 360-degree parking camera, a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, and heated front and rear seats. The upper two trims come with many of the features from the available packages as well as a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a four-zone automatic climate control, an air suspension, ventilated front seats, ambient interior lighting, and so much more!

2021 Audi Q5 Features & Design

There are three Q5 trim levels to choose from. The base trim comes outfitted with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power liftgate, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, tri-zone climate control, Apple and Android smartphone integration, and a power liftgate. The upper two trims add adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera, larger wheels, a panoramic sunroof, navigation, a head-up display, and a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system.


Now that we have taken a good look at both the 2021 Volvo XC60 and the 2021 Audi Q5, we know which model you need to drive home and that is the XC60! The Audi offers a good powertrain lineup but the Volvo offers a more powerful plug-in hybrid model. The XC60 also comes loaded with tons of features that the Audi doesn't offer. To check out the 2021 Volvo XC60 in person, come on down to Volvo Cars Mall of Georgia in person today!

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