New Audi Q5 vs. New Volvo XC60 in New London

2018 Audi Q5 New London

Compare the 2018 Audi Q5 to the 2018 Volvo XC60

The Scandinavian automaker has been stepping up its game lately, with a new platform and new design language making the Volvo lineup distinct and attractive. Here at Hoffman Audi of New London, we abide by the age-old adage, 'Game recognize game,' so when we saw the recently redesigned 2018 Volvo XC60, we knew the 2018 Audi Q5 would finally have some real competition on the block.

If you're a luxury-minded driver here in the greater Hartford area, take a moment to peruse our head-to-head comparison between the new Audi Q5 and the new Volvo XC60-yeah, the 2018 XC60 is an outstanding SUV, we think drivers here in New London and our neighbors in Groton, Westerly, Hartford, CT & Warwick, RI will come to the same conclusion we did: the 2018 Audi Q5 is still the better choice.

2018 Audi Q5 Groton

2018 Audi Q5


2018 Volvo XC60

2018 Volvo XC60 New London

Two Powerful Mid-Size Luxury SUVs Square Off

  • Price: When it comes to splitting hairs, you won't find one here-both of these handsome SUVs start with an MSRP of $41,500. So, the ticket of entry is the same for both SUVs, but the attractions are not the same. Let's get into some more meaty differences.
  • Cargo Space: If you want to bring people and cargo, you'll want to go with the new Q5, which offers 26.8 cubic-feet of space behind the second row, while the new XC60 only offers 22.4 cubic-feet. The XC60 does have more cubic-feet of cargo space when you fold the second row down, but you'll have to ask your friends to catch a ride with someone else.
  • Interior Quality & Comfort: If we're talking luxury, the interior is perhaps the most important facet of your vehicle; while both of these SUVs offer elegantly designed interiors with well-sourced materials, the Q5 wins in the details, with soft-touch materials and stylish accent stitching, complementing nicely the absolutely comfort and sophistication of the design.
  • Infotainment Ease-of-Use: While the XC60 has ditched the analog controls in favor of its 9-inch touchscreen (with the exception of a few climate controls), the Audi MMI® infotainment system makes use of both analog-knob controls or the MMI® All-in-Touch touchpad, giving you more flexibility and navigability for your infotainment system.
  • Handling: While the XC60 rides on a new platform, the emphasis seems to be more on smooth, buttery rides, not responsiveness or athleticism. That's why the Q5 will appeal to luxury drivers, energetically handling curves with a sense of confidence.
2018 Audi Q5 Westerly
2018 Volvo XC60 Groton

As you can see the 2018 Audi Q5 edges ahead of the 2018 Volvo XC60 thanks to its style, performance, handling, and interior quality. One place these two SUVs were very well matched was in the 'Safety' category, and while neither has undergone its 2018 crash testing, they each offer similar driver-assist safety features that are perfect for families in the New London, CT area.

Ready to check out the 2018 Audi Q5 up close and personal? Come see your local Audi dealership, Hoffman Audi of New London. We can get you behind the wheel for a test drive so you can do a little research for yourself. Check out the capacious interior and soft leather upholstery of the 2018 Q5 before taking it for a test drive and enjoying the responsive suspension and rewarding drive.


Hoffman Audi of New London

490 Broad Street
Directions New London, CT 06320

  • Sales: 860-447-5040
  • Service: 860-447-5060
  • Parts: 860-447-5090

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