Comparison - Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid 2020 - vs - Audi SQ5 Sportback 2021

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2019 Audi SQ5 – The Modern Day Sport Sedan?
Make: 
Average Price: 
$
73,300
Updated: 
28 Oct 2019
‎£
57,705
Updated: 
21 Dec 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
18.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal White Metallic
#CBD0D3
Denim Blue Metallic
#5D7A8B
Bright Silver Metallic
#E2E2E2
Onyx Black Metallic
#010101
Osmium Grey Metallic
#627C8B
Ice White
#FBFDFE
Thunder Grey Metallic
#586377
Pebble Grey Metallic
#938E88
Pine Grey Metallic
#393B37
Birch Light Metallic
#DADADA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2019, the XC90 has no major powertrain updates but some new standard features and updated option packages. Every model now has updated infotainment software, third-row seating, heated washer nozzles, a 12-volt outlet in the cargo area, and four-zone climate control, among other things. The higher trim levels have a Harman/Kardon premium stereo, navigation, sun shades in the rear side windows, and a tailored dashboard and upper door panels.

Pros
Astonishingly beautiful,
solid driving dynamics,
safety by Volvo.

Cons
Can approach starter-home prices,
minor powertrain flaws,
base trim lacks the lineup’s best features.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a standout effort from the Swedish brand, offering style, luxury, and practicality in a way many other luxury SUVs don’t.

Pros
Svelte Swedish looks
Less-is-more interior
Tablet-like infotainment
Wide variety of models and trims
Standard safety tech

Cons
Not worth six figures at top end
Base powertrain lacks oomph
Rear seats could use more support
Questionable materials in places

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Base AWD models get heated seats and four-zone climate control.R-Design and Inscription models get new Harman Kardon stereo.Convenience and Momentum Plus packages eliminated from lineup.Advanced and Multimedia packages added to options.The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a three-row luxury SUV with broad appeal. At base trim levels, it's full of high-tech safety features and luxurious cabin materials, and it even starts at a reasonable price.

PROS
Elegant styling inside and out
Precise handling that inspires confidence
Spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV
Many standard safety technology features

CONS
Overly busy ride quality for a vehicle in its class
Some touchscreen controls can be hard to use
Excessive road and engine noise
Difficult to stop smoothly

By: 
edmunds.com

Like the regular Q5, the high-performance SQ5 receives a host of exterior updates, including an all-new Sportback variant, for 2021 to freshen its look. New exterior lighting elements, a tweaked grille and bumpers, and new wheel designs differentiate it from last year's model. The top-spec Prestige gets OLED taillights as standard, and two new colors join the palette: Ultra Blue and District Green.

Pros
Handsomely-equipped cabin,
comfortable ride,
decent fuel economy for a performance SUV.

Cons
Not overly spacious,
turbo V-6 doesn't match rivals' horsepower,
handling not as sharp as it could be.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Sportier Sportback does well to not compromise on practicality, but you’ll pay a premium for odd looks.

Pros
Impressively practical despite the roof,
interior is still top of the class

Cons
It will give you an existential crisis.
What is it all for?

By: 
topgear.com

All-new model for 2021.Has a sleeker style than the regular SQ5.Comes standard with an adaptive sport suspension.Part of the first Q5 Sportback generation introduced 2021.

Pros
Impressively comfortable ride for a sport-tuned SUV
Luxurious but restrained interior design
Nimble handling

Cons
Infotainment system is distracting to use
Less overall storage space than standard SQ5

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Engine type: 
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
472ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
516ft-lbs
at 3 250rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 6 000rpm
336hp
at 3 950rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Multi-function steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Cargo floor mats
cooled storage compartment
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.90in
Width: 
79.10in
Height: 
69.90in
Front Track: 
65.70in
Rear Track: 
65.80in
Wheel Base: 
117.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
37.00in
Front Hip Room: 
56.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
85.70cu.ft
51.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.80cu.ft
17.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5105.00lbs
4431.00lbs

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: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium Leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Four zone climate control
3-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning
Exterior mirrors, electrically adjustable, heated and folding, automatically dimming on both sides

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
600 Watts Stereo Output
14 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Speed sensitive wipers
Power glass sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Speed sensitive wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0 In.
20"
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

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
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Cornering lights
Remote anti-theft alarm system
LED Headlamp
self-leveling headlights
pre-collision safety system

Options

Packages: 
Advanced Package
Luxury Package
Exterior Options: 
21" 8-Multi Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Charcoal Headliner
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System
Integrated Center Booster Cushion 2nd Row
Heated Steering Wheel & Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Blond, premium leather
#C1C0BE
Charcoal, premium leather
#464648
Amber, premium leather
#855E45
Slate, premium leather
#484848
Maroon Brown, premium leather
#645552
Slate, Sueded Microfiber
#484848
Midnight Zinc, Sueded Microfiber
#FFFFFF