When you want a high-class experience from your vehicle, it's time to start shopping luxury SUVs! In this car comparison, we want to give Burlington, Essex Junction, and South Burlington drivers a closer look at the Audi Q8 and Volvo XC90.

These midsize SUVs really stand out in a popular segment. Which is ideal for you: the all-new Audi Q8 or its competition from Volvo? Read on and discover for yourself-and reach out to us to learn more!

Q8 vs XC90: A Rip-Roaring Performance

It wouldn't be a luxury vehicle without muscly engines, would it? The 2019 Q8 and XC90 both come fitted with potent powertrains under the hood. In the base Volvo, you'll find a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder that has 250 horsepower on tap.

With that kind of get-up-and-go, you'll rocket down the Vermont roads with ease. However, the Audi SUV has an engine even more powerful waiting in the wings: a 3.0L turbo V6 that offers 335 horsepower. You can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.6 seconds!

The Audi has another ace up its sleeve: standard quattro® all-wheel drive (AWD). While the Volvo XC90 also offers AWD for more traction, you won't find it in the base configuration.

In the Cabin: Interior Elegance

The Audi Q8 and Volvo XC90 are dressed to the nines. Authentic leather and rich wood accents give these SUVs a sophisticated air. With heated, cooled, and massaging front seats, you can rest and rejuvenate as you drive to your destination.

The materials are truly top-notch. The Volvo offers Linear Walnut inlays, fashioned from highly textured, open-grain North American Walnut. It's a fine feature, but it's only available on upper trims.

In the Audi Q8, you'll have a wider selection of customizable inlay options. Most of them are available on the base trim, too. Choose from beautiful shades and materials like:

  • Eucalyptus Wood Natural Basalt Gray
  • Eucalyptus Wood Natural Lava Brown
  • Fine Grain Ash Natural Brown Wood
  • Gray Oak High-Gloss


The 2019 Q8 and XC90 share a similar philosophy when it comes to technology. Both offer you a full slate of features to keep you connected wherever you go.

With intuitive MMI® (Audi) and Sensus Connect (Volvo) infotainment systems, you'll have everything from navigation to smartphone integration at your fingertips. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are standard in both vehicles.

Only the Audi system has a dual-screen setup. With a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen and an 8.6-inch lower touchscreen, you can see twice as much at one time. The lower screen offers handwriting recognition as well, so you can write your entry rather than type.

Audi Q8 vs Volvo XC90: Choose Your Luxury SUV

Now that you've read our car comparison, what do you think of the 2019 Audi Q8 and Volvo XC90? These luxury SUVs offer first-class comforts and capabilities to Burlington, Essex Junction, and South Burlington drivers.

While both vehicles impress, we think shoppers will be especially taken by the cabin elegance, technology prowess, and performance mastery of the Q8. Schedule a test drive at Audi South Burlington and see how you feel!

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