Volvo XC60 Recharge vs. Audi Q5 Comparison

Volvo XC60 Recharge vs. Audi Q5

The battle of the Volvo XC60 Recharge vs. Audi Q5 is a matchup between two plug-in hybrid luxury SUVs. Each can function well as a family-friendly vehicle that helps you save money at the pump. Only one, however, will be the better match for you and your needs. We'll explore some differences between the two models, ranging from their respective dimensions to the available trims.

Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 Recharge: Trim Options

The Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid SUV is available in three trims, while the Volvo XC60 Recharge has four options from which to choose. Already, the Volvo vehicle is off to a stronger start. The three options for the Audi SUV are:

  • Audi Q5 Premium 55 TFSI e quattro
  • Audi Q5 Premium Plus 55 TFSI e quattro
  • Audi Q5 Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro

As one climbs the tree of available trims, the vehicle becomes more luxurious. The Premium Plus and Prestige models have a panoramic moonroof and active lane assist technology. The top-tier Prestige gets ventilated front seats. The next segment of our Volvo XC60 Recharge vs. Audi Q5 matchup is the Volvo trim options:

  • Volvo XC60 Recharge Core
  • Volvo XC60 Recharge Plus
  • Volvo XC60 Recharge Ultimate
  • Volvo XC60 Recharge Polestar Engineered

Every model of the new Volvo XC60 Recharge has a panoramic moonroof, along with Lane Keeping Assist and Oncoming Lane Mitigation. The Volvo XC60 is rife with safety features, including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts and a road sign information system.

Volvo XC60 Recharge vs. Audi Q5: Performance

The 2023 Volvo XC60 Recharge is powered by the T8 eAWD powertrain, which pairs a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a powerful battery-and-motor system for 455 horsepower and 523 pound-feet of torque. This configuration comes standard with all-wheel drive and roars from 0 to 60 in just 4.5 seconds. It also enjoys an EPA-estimated 63 MPGe (Combined).1

The Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that also pairs with a plug-in hybrid battery-and-motor architecture. This offers drivers 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It comes with all-wheel drive, like the Volvo XC60 Recharge, but only makes the 0 to 60 sprint in 5.0 seconds. The Audi Q5 with the plug-in hybrid powertrain earns an EPA-estimated 61 MPGe (Combined).2

When we compare Volvo XC60 Recharge and Audi Q5 powertrains, we see that the Volvo setup is simply better. It has better horsepower and torque ratings and a faster 0 to 60 time. The Volvo XC60 Recharge also has a superior fuel economy rating. This round of the matchup goes decisively to the Volvo XC60.

Volvo XC60 Hybrid vs. Audi Q5: Dimensions

The Volvo XC60 Recharge is 185.4 inches long, 78.7 inches wide, and 65.3 inches tall. These numbers combine to offer you a spacious interior space for you and your family to enjoy. Folks in the front row of our new Volvo XC60 Recharge for sale will enjoy 38 inches of headroom, 58.2 inches of shoulder room, and 41.5 inches of legroom. Back seat riders will have 38 inches of headroom, 56.3 inches of shoulder room, and 38 inches of legroom.

The Audi Q5 hybrid is 184.3 inches long, 65.5 inches tall, and 74.5 inches wide. It offers drivers 39.6 inches of front headroom and 40.9 inches of front legroom. Back seat occupants get 39.3 inches of headroom and 38 inches of legroom. The Audi Q5 Hybrid vs. Volvo XC60 dimensions are quite comparable. This round is a wash in our books.

2023 Volvo XC60 Recharge

Horsepower: 455 hp
0-60: 4.5 seconds
EPA-estimated MPGe: 631
Seats: 5
Length: 185.4"
Width: 78.7"
Interior Benefits:
  • 10 speaker sound system
  • 9" infotainment touchscreen
  • 2 LCD monitors
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®
  • Volvo Cars App Remote Services
Standard Safety Features:
  • Backup camera
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Front and rear collision mitigation
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind spot assist
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2023 Audi Q5

Horsepower: 362 hp
0-60: 5 seconds
EPA-estimated MPGe: 612
Seats: 5
Length: 184.3"
Width: 74.5"
Interior Benefits:
  • Audi sound system
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • MMI touch display
  • 2 rear USB ports
  • 2 LCD monitors
Standard Safety Features:
  • Audi Connect CARE
  • Front and rear collision mitigation
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Audi Pre-sense City

Volvo XC60 Recharge vs. Audi Q5 Hybrid: Conclusion

The Volvo XC60 Recharge is faster and more fuel-efficient than the Audi Q5. It also gets better fuel economy numbers and has a more compelling lineup of standard safety features than its Audi rival. In short, the Volvo XC60 is the superior luxury SUV. The only part of our Volvo XC60 Recharge vs. Audi Q5 review that didn't go to the Volvo machine was the comparison of the dimensions. You'll see this Volvo victory repeated in other matchups – check out our Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Audi Q4 e-tron matchup to see this for yourself.

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Which is bigger, the Volvo XC60 Recharge or the Audi Q5?

The Volvo XC60 Recharge is 185.4 inches long, whereas the Audi Q5 is 184.3 inches long. These dimensions, like the height and width, are comparable. One place where the Volvo XC60 Recharge is significantly larger than the Audi Q5, however, is maximum interior cargo space. With the back row down, the Volvo XC60 Recharge offers 63.3 cubic feet of storage, whereas the Audi SUV has 54 cubes.

How do the Volvo XC60 Recharge safety features compare to the Audi Q5?

The Volvo XC60 Recharge standard safety features lineup is more impressive than that of the Audi Q5. The Volvo XC60 Recharge comes with safety features only available on upper-level Audi Q5 times, including lane-keeping assistance technology. While new safety tech is not a substitute for safe driving, it does help you and your loved ones navigate the dangers of the road.

Which has more cargo space: Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 Recharge

The Volvo XC60 Recharge has more available cargo space than the Audi Q5. With the rear row down, the Volvo SUV has 63.3 cubic feet of storage space, whereas the Audi vehicle has just 54 cubic feet available. On the other hand, the Audi SUV has slightly more cargo space with these seats up, featuring 26 cubes to the 22.4 cubes in the Volvo trunk area.

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1This is a hybrid plug in vehicle. Since electricity is not measured in gallons, a conversion factor is used to translate the fuel economy into miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe will vary for many reasons, including but not limited to, driving conditions, how and where you drive, how you maintain your vehicle battery-package/condition, and other factors. For more information, including information on MPGe, see

261 combined MPGe (Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.