2011 Audi
Q5 Premium Plus
vs. 2012 Volvo
XC70 T6

2012 Volvo XC70 T6

10.0

Winner

Volvo XC70 T6

starting from

$39,475

Reasons to buy the Volvo XC70 T6

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Sporty performance
14.3 lb/hp
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Average power
300 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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9.4

starting from

$43,375

Reasons to buy the Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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More airbags
6
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Average range in the city
356 miles
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Average range on the highway
455 miles
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2012 Volvo XC70 T6 Winner: XC70 T6
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  • Almost the same
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2012 Volvo XC70 T6 Winner: XC70 T6
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  • The best price we've seen is $3,900 cheaper (around 10% less), $39,475 vs $43,375
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, quite rare for this class
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both come standard with roof rails
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both come standard with satellite radio
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Overall 9.4 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Not Available vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the XC70 T6; not available on the Q5 Premium Plus
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Cost

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MSRP $43,375 vs $39,475 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 17 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Longer basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 130 ft vs 135 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.5 s s @ 93.0 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.85 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs 130 mph

Safety Features

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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Q5 Premium Plus has a good number of airbags, but the XC70 T6 is just OK (missing Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Optional Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Q5 Premium Plus; optional upgrade on the XC70 T6
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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Horsepower 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 300 HP @ 5,600 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, quite rare for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs Turbocharger The XC70 T6's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.9 lb/hp vs 14.3 lb/hp The XC70 T6 is a sporty car, while the Q5 Premium Plus is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.1 ft vs 37.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 455 miles vs 407 miles The Q5 Premium Plus has OK highway range, but the XC70 T6 is very limited
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Cargo space 57.3 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.2 ft3 vs 54.0 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Standard vs Standard Both come standard with roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers 10 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

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