It might seem like comparing Volvo XC40 vs Audi Q5 would be tough, but closer inspection makes the Audi Q5 look shockingly outdated and underequipped.

Volvo vs. Audi SUV: Efficiency

While the 2019 Volvo XC40 starts at $33,200, the Audi Q5 demands at least $41,500 - what makes that $8,300 gulf even harder to bear is that the Audi continues costing more as you drive.

Just check out how fuel economy ratings break down:

  • Highway MPG: Up to 33 mpg as standard with the Volvo vs. just 27 mpg with the Audi.
  • Combined MPG: Up to 27 mpg as standard with the Volvo vs. just 25 mpg with the Audi.

Whether forcing you to stop for gas more frequently on trips between San Antonio and Dallas or driving up the cost of navigating around Houston, Audi Q5 efficiency ratings are a serious drawback.

Volvo vs. Audi SUV: Standard Features

Both the 2019 Volvo XC40 and the 2018 Audi Q5 come with a wide range of standard features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone connectivity. However, only the Volvo includes the following features across all trim levels:

  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Provides a strong and reliable connection to the internet without making you dig into your smartphone's data plan.
  • 9-Inch Touchscreen: A larger screen makes it easier to control anything from infotainment to safety features.

Volvo vs. Audi SUV: Safety Technology

Modern drivers demand top of the line safety from their luxury SUVs, which is why the 2019 Volvo XC40 offers:

  • Lane Keeping Aid with Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Active Bending Lights
  • Pilot Assist - Driver Assistance Drive System w/Adaptive Cruise Control

These features help you keep safe whether taking corners at night or cruising the highway, but none are available with the Audi Q5.

Drive the 2019 XC40 at Volvo Cars of Austin

From interior features to cutting-edge technology, the new Volvo XC40 leaves the Audi Q5 lagging far behind. Contact us today to find out more or arrange a test drive.

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