Comparison - Volvo XC60 T6 R-design 2017 - vs - Audi Q8 Hybrid 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
51,000
Updated: 
27 Feb 2017
$
76,550
Updated: 
25 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue
#2D58A0
Gray
#7E8790
White
#FFFFFF
Red
#971715
Black
#000000
Color: 
Galaxy Blue metallic
#446C78
Glacier White metallic
#BEC0BF
Orca Black metallic
#080809
Samurai Gray metallic
#9A9A9C
Dragon Orange metallic
#DC7C18
Navarra Blue metallic
#404A8F
Daytona Gray pearl
#546465
Cobra Beige metallic
#F0E3D3
Carrara White
#E5E4E0

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Volvo XC60 ranks 9 out of 14 Luxury Compact SUVs. The 2017 Volvo XC60 provides a fuel-efficient and powerful engine lineup, a smooth ride, top-notch safety scores, and plenty of space for passengers and cargo. However, many of its rivals offer a lower price, better reliability ratings, and sportier driving dynamics.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Volvo XC60 has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 71 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 provides a fuel-efficient and powerful engine lineup, a smooth ride, top-notch safety scores, and plenty of space for passengers and cargo. However, many of its rivals offer a lower price, better reliability ratings, and sportier driving dynamics.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is an excellent choice for drivers who want a comfortable, spacious, and fuel-efficient luxury compact SUV. Its cabin is luxurious, with top-notch materials that match those in pricier rivals. Cargo space is excellent for the class, even topping the amount of usable space in some luxury midsize SUVs.

Pros
Fuel-efficient, powerful engines
Largest overall cargo volume in the class
Top-notch safety scores

Cons
Below-average reliability ratings
Tricky-to-use infotainment system
Pricier than many competitors

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is a near-luxury contender at near-luxury prices. Its safety might be its biggest strong suit, which it rightly deserves.

The XC60's looks have aged in a hurry—inside and out.

The XC60 feels a step behind others in its class, but we're not sure what to blame

Four adults will fit comfortably in the XC60, with all the Ikea they can handle too.

Volvo has earned—and kept—its reputation as one of the safest automakers on the planet.

The options list is fairly comprehensive, but some good features are bundled in pricey packages.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 powertrain lineup is simpler now, but the results are largely the same.

Pros
Superlative safety
Impressive standard equipment
Good ride
Great front seats

Cons
Not particularly efficient
Aged styling
Leg room is limited in rear

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Even though the 2017 Volvo XC60 is beginning to show its age, it's still a competitive compact SUV thanks to its top safety scores, spacious interior and solid performance.

For 2017, the Volvo XC60 simplifies its trim level and feature structure. Last year's 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine has been replaced by a turbocharged four-cylinder and all-wheel drive is available across the lineup.

Despite what you might think about an SUV powered by a small four-cylinder engine, the XC60 T5 should be more than adequate for most drivers. If you're regularly loading it to capacity with people and cargo, we recommend the more powerful T6. Fuel economy suffers slightly, but probably not enough to be a deal-breaker. Regardless of engine choice, the eight-speed transmission delivers smooth shifts and the available all-wheel drive makes it a capable handler in cold weather climates.

Pros
The efficient four-cylinder engines are more powerful than you'd think; top safety scores and integrated booster seats make the XC60 a great choice for families; cargo space is generous; all seats provide long-distance comfort.

Cons
Interior design and infotainment system are beginning to show their age; handling isn't as capable as some newer competitors.

By: 
edmunds.com

Volvo has officially killed off the five-cylinder engine from its lineup with the introduction of a 2.0-liter turbo-four for the T5 AWD variant of the 2017 Volvo XC60. New 18- and 20-inch alloy wheel designs have also been added. All T6 variants now come standard with all-wheel drive.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is a compact luxury crossover that slots below the larger seven-passenger XC90. Front-wheel drive comes standard with all-wheel drive optional on all but the T6 AWD and T6 R-Design models on which it’s standard.

Look for a second-generation XC60 to debut in the near future riding on Volvo’s new SPA architecture and possibly add a plug-in hybrid variant.

A front-drive XC60 T6 ended up in last place in a comparison test because it suffered from a rough ride because of the large alloy wheels and an interior that didn’t feel well built compared to its competitors. When we later drove the 2016 XC60 with all-wheel drive, we had a more favorable impression.

Pros
Comfortable seats
Spacious interior
Good safety ratings

Cons
Dated infotainment system
Transmission gets confused
Rough ride with larger alloy wheels

By: 
motortrend.com

The ultimate Audi crossover is convincingly sporty and properly useful.

Pros
Suave and tech-savvy cabin,
sporty and comfy ride,
more useful than Audi sedans.

Cons
Pricier than the more pragmatic Q7,
distracting touchscreens,
less fun to drive than Audi sedans.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Audi Q8 is a luxurious, comfortable SUV but it isn't as sporty as its looks suggest, nor is it as practical as a Q7.

Pros
Imposing looks
Indulgent interior
Advanced technology

Cons
Numb handling
Limited versatility
Unproven ride comfort

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Audi's Q7 is undoubtedly a practical three-row SUV, but maybe you find it to be a bit plain Jane when compared against sleeker rivals such as the Land Rover Range Rover or Porsche Cayenne.

Pros
Comes well-equipped with many standard features
Comfortable ride and seats for all passengers
High-quality cabin
Front and rear seats offer all-day comfort

Cons
Less practical than the related Q7
New infotainment system can be distracting to use
Throttle response is too slow in the default driving mode
Limited interior storage space

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 2 100rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 370rpm
Horsepower: 
302hp
at 5 700rpm
335hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.00Feet
43.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.80in
196.30in
Width: 
74.40in
78.50in
Height: 
67.40in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
9.10in
8.70in
Front Track: 
64.00in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
109.20in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
36.40in
40.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
59.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
67.40cu.ft
67.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.80cu.ft
28.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4175.00lbs
5004.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Reclining Rear Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Keyless Ignition
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
650 Watts Stereo Output
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0
21 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
Adaptive Headlights
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Dusk Sensing Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Climate Package
Driver Assistance Package
Sarder Brown Design Selection Package
Luxury Package
Adaptive Chassis Package
Year One Package
Cold Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
22" Summer Tires
22" Contrast Gray Partly Polished Wheels
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Red Brake Calipers
Paint Protection
Interior Options: 
Heated Front Seats
Dual Outboard Two-Stage Child Booster Seats W/Power Child Locks
Dual Screen Rear Seat Entertainment System (Rse)
Audi Beam-Rings
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Beam-Quattro
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Black Alcantara Headliner
CD/DVD Player
Interior Protection Package
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Black Cloth Headliner

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#373737
Color: 
Black with Rock Gray stitching
#3F3F3F
Okapi Brown
#735143
Pando Gray with Rock Gray cross stitching
#606463
Pando Gray with Rock Gray cross stitching
#AD9980