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2020 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Review

New 2020 Audi SQ5

2020 Audi
SQ5

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New 2021 Volvo XC90

2021 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*
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$52,900
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$49,000 to $63,750
Invoice* $49,728 $46,060 to $59,925
MPG - City 18 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 23 28 - 30
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi SQ5 than in the Volvo XC90. 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 XC90.

Convenience
With the Volvo XC90, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi SQ5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC90. 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 XC90 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi SQ5 is much slimmer than the Volvo XC90, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi SQ5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo XC90.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi SQ5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC90.

Handling
The Audi SQ5 has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC90, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Volvo XC90, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Audi SQ5. The Audi SQ5 has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90.

Utility
The Audi SQ5 has less seating than the Volvo XC90, making the Volvo XC90 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi SQ5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC90.

Warranty
The Audi SQ5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90.