Luxury performance SUVs are a thrilling way to experience the roads of Burlington, South Burlington, and Essex Junction. You and your family may appreciate vehicles like the 2019 Audi SQ5 and Volvo XC60, two leaders in this oh-so-niche segment.

In this car comparison, you'll see these SUVs go head-to-head as we compare performance, technology, and cabin features. See which one is a match made for your driveway! Call us at Audi South Burlington to learn more!

SQ5 vs XC60: Athletic Performance

You'll find the 2019 SQ5 and XC60 athletic and comfortable to drive. Their finely tuned suspensions absorb road imperfections with ease, and body movements are kept in check as you curve along winding streets.

As you might expect, the Audi SQ5 comes standard with quattro® all-wheel drive. This iconic Audi system sends power to the wheels with the most grip and offers more traction as you whip around corners. The Volvo XC60 offers a solid all-wheel drive system, too, but you won't find it standard on the model.

The Audi SQ5 is ready to rumble with a standard 3.0L TFSI® 6-cylinder engine. With 349 horsepower on tap, you can accelerate to 60 MPH in as little as 5.1 seconds! The base engine in the Volvo XC60 is a bit weaker, though-you'll need to upgrade beyond the 250-horsepower turbo 4-cylinder for real thrills.  

Technology Features for the Roads

As luxury vehicles, the Audi SQ5 and Volvo XC60 offer comprehensive technology suites. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard in both, so you'll have the power of your smartphone wherever you go. Display your messages, maps, music, and more on the multimedia screens in front of you.

You won't need to look far from the road for your most important information. These SUVs offer available customizable, 12.3-inch digital instrument panels that show the data you need most.   

The Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System in the Audi really stands out in terms of sound quality. This optional system serves up 19 speakers and 755 watts of power for multidimensional acoustics! The XC60's Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound system is solid but offers far fewer speakers-just 15, in fact.

Cabin Comfort & Style

Slide into the 2019 SQ5 or XC60, and you'll be greeted by supportive seats. The power driver's seats with lumbar adjustments make every drive feel a bit more relaxing.

For that frigid winter weather, heated front seats are standard in the Audi SQ5. The Volvo XC60 makes them standard on all-wheel drive models, though not on the models that use front-wheel drive. Heated steering wheels are available in both.

These SUVs offer beautiful leather upholstery, though only the Audi SQ5 makes it standard. For the same quality in the Volvo XC60, you'll need to upgrade beyond standard leatherette.   

Audi SQ5 vs Volvo XC60: Choose Your Performance SUV

There's no doubt about it: The 2019 Audi SQ5 and Volvo XC60 are solid entries in their segment. If you're in the market for a luxury performance SUV, you'll like what they add to your Burlington, Essex Junction, or South Burlington drive.

However, the SQ5 stands out as a true performance-tuned model, even on its base trim level. It offers an impressive set of features across the board. Schedule a test drive at Audi South Burlington and see what you think!

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