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2020 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Review

New 2020 Audi SQ5

2020 Audi
SQ5

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New 2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Volvo
XC60

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MSRP*
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$52,900
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$41,700 to $55,000
Invoice* $49,728 $39,198 to $51,700
MPG - City 18 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 23 27 - 29
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi SQ5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volvo XC60. The Audi SQ5 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC60.

Convenience
With the Volvo XC60, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi SQ5, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi SQ5 is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC60. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Audi SQ5 and the Volvo XC60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi SQ5 is about the same width as the Volvo XC60. When looking at overall length, the Audi SQ5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC60.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi SQ5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volvo XC60.

Handling
The Audi SQ5 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC60, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi SQ5 is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC60 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Audi SQ5 greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC60.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi SQ5 and the Volvo XC60. The Audi SQ5 has less cargo space than the Volvo XC60, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi SQ5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60.