2019 Volvo XC40 vs. Audi Q5 near Boston, MA


Have you been researching luxury SUVs for drivers in the Boston, MA area? You've probably considered the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2018 Audi Q5, but which one is better suited for your needs? The following page highlights the key differences between the Volvo XC40 and Audi Q5 to help you make an informed decision. If you have initial questions before reading further, contact the specialists at 128 Volvo in Boston, MA at (877) 462-2050.

For the purposes of this comparison, we will be taking a closer look at the 2019 Volvo XC40 Inscription, starting at $39,750 MSRP, and the Audi Q5 Premium, starting at $41,500 MSRP.

Interior and Exterior

Are interior and exterior design elements important to you in selecting your new luxury SUV? Both the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2018 Audi Q5 offer attractive design options, but the Volvo XC40 stands out from the competition with more impressive features. You should be aware of the following differences when it comes to interior and exterior design:

  • Both models have power-adjustable driver's seats, but only the XC40 adds a memory feature
  • Only the XC40 has a folding parcel shelf that increases the cargo space
  • A leather-wrapped steering wheel is only included with the Volvo XC40
  • Headlight high pressure cleaning is available in a package with the Volvo XC40, however it is not available at all with the Audi Q5

2019 Volvo XC40 and Audi Q5 Interior

Performance and Capability

With your luxury SUV, you shouldn't have to sacrifice performance for more interior space. Both the 2019 XC40 and 2018 Q5 offer similar sized engines and all-wheel drive, but the XC40 is far more fuel efficient. The Volvo XC40 also includes capless fuel filling, selectable drive mode settings, and electrical power steering personalization. Check out the table below for Volvo XC40 and Audi Q5 engine specs.

2019 Volvo XC40


2018 Audi Q5

2.0L I4 T5


2.0L I4

248 HP


252 HP

258 lb.-ft.


273 lb.-ft.

31 MPG

MPG highway

27 MPG

Safety and Technology

Your new luxury SUV should be equipped with the latest safety and technology features available. Learn about the key differences between each SUV below to find out which one has the features you want most.

  • A 360-degree camera is only included with the Volvo XC40
  • The Volvo XC40 has a 9-in. touchscreen, while the Audi Q5 has a smaller 7-in. touchscreen
  • A 12.3-in. digital driver display is included with the Volvo XC40, while the Audi Q5 only offers a 5-in. driver information system
  • Navigation is only included with the Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo XC40

Schedule a Volvo XC40 Test Drive

Have you determined that the 2019 Volvo XC40 is the luxury SUV you want to accommodate your daily drive? Head over to the new inventory at 128 Volvo in Boston, MA to find the model that's right for you, or learn more about what the 2019 XC40 has to offer in our model research pages. You can subscribe to the Volvo XC40 through our Care by Volvo Program. Schedule a test drive in any model available by calling (877) 462-2050.

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