Comparing the 2015.5 Volvo XC60 with the BMW X3 and Audi Q5

According to the sales figures, the 2015.5 XC60 is the most popular Volvo in our lineup. There are many reasons why the XC60 is preferred among Volvo customers. There is only one that stands out above all - its uncanny ability to stay on the road. Not just with its patented all-wheel drive system, but with the most advanced safety technology ever created for a vehicle of its type.

The XC60 may be seen as a vehicle apart from the crowd. However, this innovative vehicle gets cross-shopped a lot by other models. Therefore, a comparison has been made to help guide customers towards choosing the right vehicle. The XC60 is pitted against the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 - two very popular vehicles in its class. How does the XC60 fare?




Volvo XC60 T5 AWD


BMW X3 xDrive28i


Audi Q5 Premium

Engine (Standard)

2.5Liter I-5 - 250HP

2.0Liter turbocharged I-4 - 240HP

2.0Liter turbocharged I-4 - 220HP

Combined Fuel Economy

21 MPG

24 MPG

23 MPG

Curb Weight

4,251 lbs.

4,150 lbs.

4,090 lbs.

Cargo Space (Second Row Seat Down)           

67.4 cu ft.

63.3 cu. Ft.

57.3 cu. Ft.

Base Price




Numbers can only tell part of the story. The point about the XC60 is its safety technology and history. No other vehicle in its class can match the XC60's ability to keep everyone safe on the road - and off. Small wonder that it is a  Top Safety Pick + award winner from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Let's not forget how spacious the XC60 is inside for passengers and their worldly goods - for a week away from home!


To be the best SUV on the road, it is has to be safe, secure and responsive. The Volvo XC60 is exactly that. Check it out soon! 

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