Compare Volvo SUVs vs. Audi SUVs

See How the XC40, XC60, & XC90 Compare to the Q3, Q5, & Q7

Here in Minneapolis, you know that our selection of new Volvo models has the latest technology, premium style features, and plenty of space to handle life in Minnetonka. When it goes against another luxury brand, how does the Volvo XC40, XC60, and XC90 compare? The Audi Q3, Q5, and Q7 are the top contenders for the coveted spot of favorite SUV in our area, so it makes sense that you should have the information that you need to make the right decision for you.

Volvo vs. Audi: A Quick Breakdown of Key Differences

  • Across the board, you'll pay more for the Audi SUVs than you would for the Volvo SUVs.
  • The Volvo SUVs offer you better fuel economy than the Audi SUVs can.
  • The Volvo XC90 offers you more cargo space than the Audi Q7, while the other SUVs are all neck and neck in terms of rear space.
  • The Q5 and Q7 don't offer a hybrid option, while the XC60 and XC90 do have that option available.
  • Both models offer an AWD option for your commute in Golden Valley.
  • Base horsepower in the Volvo SUVs stand out ahead of the Audi SUVs in most cases.

Volvo Technology that Audi Cannot Offer

When you drive a Volvo XC40, XC60, or XC90, you're getting exclusive features like massaging seats, available refrigeration compartment, and the Volvo Sensus Infotainment System. Audi doesn't provide massaging seats or a refrigeration compartment, and its infotainment system is the MMI System. Leather seats are available on all models, along with smartphone integration from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Both brands can offer leather seats for premium comfort while driving through St. Paul, and they can also offer you capable performance and efficiency. The Audi SUVs don't offer you a hybrid option, which means you can't benefit from a maximum of 62 MPGe on the XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid option. The XC60 T8 e-AWD Plug-In Hybrid gives you up to 59 MPGe, and the XC40 will be offering a new hybrid option soon.

On the Volvo XC40, you can use the Care by Volvo option and enjoy a maintenance plan, premium insurance, a mileage allowance per year, and an easy upgrade process in as little as 12 months. This subscription service is like leasing but gives you a shorter window before a trade-in for a brand-new Volvo SUV. Imagine getting behind the wheel of a new Volvo model every year and watching your friends turn green when you roll up in Eden Prairie with the latest gadgets and features.

The Audi brand doesn't offer a comparable subscription service, and you'll be limited to the basic warranties and coverage that you get unless you want to spend more to spring for additional security. The Volvo brand also offers a Harman Kardon Premium Sound System, while Audi's upgraded system is by Bang and Olufsen. Both brands can offer you a panoramic sunroof on select model trims, but the Audi SUVs don't offer you rear seat entertainment without costing a significant amount just to equip the vehicle for supporting tablets, which you have to buy separately. The Volvo brand provides better availability of their rear seat entertainment options.

To learn more about how the Volvo XC40, XC60, and XC90 can compare to the Audi Q3, Q5, and Q7, visit us today and test drive one of our sleek, shiny new Volvo SUVs. You'll get to see firsthand how these models can hold their value, turn heads, and perform to the best of their abilities. When you're ready for the financing talk, we'll guide you through the pros and cons of selecting a new Volvo lease, loan, or the Care by Volvo Subscription Service.

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