BMW X3 Vs. Audi Q5 Vs. Volvo XC60 Comparison

BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60

Shopping for a new midsize luxury SUV? Then you're wondering about the BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 differences and looking for a review that compares pricing, performance, size, and features. That's why our team has put together an X3 vs. Q5 vs. XC60 SUV comparison chart for your convenience.

After you see how the new Volvo XC60 for sale outperforms the competition, you'll be calling our dealership to schedule a test drive and tour.

Compare Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3. vs. Volvo XC60 Pricing

The Volvo XC60 B5 FWD Momentum has the lowest starting MSRP. She starts at an MSRP of $42,650.1 The BMW X3 is available from $43,700 MSRP. Finally, in a BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 price comparison, the Audi Q5 is the most expensive at $44,100 starting MSRP.

After you decide between the Volvo XC60 vs. Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3, you'll want to pick out the Volvo XC60 powertrain that gives you the performance and fuel economy you enjoy. Choose from:

  • Volvo XC60 B5 AWD Momentum - $44,950 starting MSRP1
  • Volvo XC60 B5 FWD R-Design - $48,800 starting MSRP1
  • Volvo XC60 B5 AWD R-Design - $51,100 starting MSRP1
  • Volvo XC60 B5 FWD Inscription - $50,150 starting MSRP1
  • Volvo XC60 B5 AWD Inscription - $52,450 starting MSRP1
  • Volvo XC60 B6 AWD R-Design - $55,100 starting MSRP1
  • Volvo XC60 B6 AWD Inscription - $56,450 starting MSRP1

Which Costs More: BMW X3 vs. Volvo XC60?

When it comes to base model pricing, the Volvo XC60 costs less than the BMW. The Volvo XC60 has a lower starting price of $42,650 MSRP,1 while the BMW X3 is more expensive, starting from $43,700. Contact our Volvo Cars dealer near you for Volvo XC60 lease specials.

Volvo XC60 vs. BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 Performance Comparison

The BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 all deliver comparable performance capabilities and fuel economy numbers. Let's take a look at which new midsize SUV offers the mpg and horsepower that is right for you.

The Volvo XC60 is motivated by a direct-injected turbocharged engine that delivers 247 horsepower, 258 pound-foot of torque, and can tow up to 3,500 pounds. The B5 FWD powertrain is standard and can take you from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. When it comes to fuel economy, the Volvo XC60 delivers an EPA-estimated 23/30/26 mpg.2

The BMW X3 sDrive30i also puts out 258 pound-foot of torque from a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that can tow up to 4,400 pounds (when properly equipped) and produces an EPA-estimated 25/29 mpg (City/Highway).

The Audi Q5 manifests a bit more power from its 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 273 pound-foot of torque and also tows up to 4,400 pounds (when properly equipped).

Volvo XC60 vs. Audi Q5 Compared to BMW X3 Size and Dimensions

Now that we know more about who wins the BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 price comparison and which midsize SUV delivers the performance you desire, let's find that five-passenger SUV that gives you the passenger room and cargo space you need.

The Volvo XC60 provides her occupants with 38 inches of front headroom and 38 inches of rear headroom to keep you and your passengers equally comfortable. Her exterior dimensions are 184.6 inches long, 65.3 inches tall, and 83.3 inches wide.

The BMW X3 measures 185.9 inches long by 74.4 inches wide by 66.0 inches high. The Audi Q5 is 184.3 inches long by 65.5 inches high, and 84.2 inches wide. As you can see, the BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 are all incredibly comparable in size.

Volvo XC60

2021 Volvo XC60 

The new Volvo XC60 is a dynamic midsize SUV that arrives in a menu of exciting trim models to shop and compare. Choose from vehicles that give you the dynamic handling of AWD and the luxury of a leather interior. The Volvo XC60 is known for providing premium detailing, active driving performance cues, and a well-equipped interior with advanced comforts. If you're shopping for a new five-seat SUV, don't miss the new Volvo XC60. She starts at an MSRP of $42,650.1

  • $42,650
  • 247 hp
  • 258 ft. lb. torque
  • 22 city / 28 hwy MPG
  • 3,500 lbs. towing
  • 63.6 cu. ft. cargo
  • 5 seats

Audi Q5

2021 Audi Q5 

Starting at an MSRP of $44,100,1 the Audi Q5 luxury SUV is motivated by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 261 horsepower and 273 pound-foot of torque that can take you from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. With a top track speed of 130 mph and a max tow rating of 4,400 pounds (when properly equipped), the new Audi Q5 delivers hair-raising performance and everyday practicality. The interior boasts heated front seats and leather seat covers for enhanced luxury.

  • $44,100
  • 261 hp
  • 273 ft. lb. torque
  • 23 city / 28 hwy MPG
  • 4,400 lbs. towing
  • 54.06 cu. ft. cargo
  • 5 seats

BMW X3

2021 BMW X3 

The BMW X3 offers a choice of powerful turbocharged engines depending upon the model you choose, as well as the all-road performance of an intelligent all-wheel-drive system for challenging conditions. The new X3 also comes standard with the BMW Ultimate Care maintenance package that covers all factory-scheduled maintenance for the first three years/36,000 miles. The BMW X3 starts at $43,700 MSRP.1


  • $43,700
  • 280 hp
  • 258 ft. lb. torque
  • 23 city / 29 hwy MPG
  • n/a (towing)
  • 62.7 cu. ft. cargo
  • 5 seats
Bill Kidd's Volvo Cars - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to an Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 size comparison, we find that both vehicles are roughly the same size. The Audi Q5 is 184.3 inches long by 65.5 inches high, and 84.2 inches wide. The Volvo XC60 is 184.6 inches long, which is slightly longer than the Audi. The Volvo XC60 is also 65.3 inches tall and 83.3 inches wide with a 112.8-inch wheelbase. Overall, the Volvo XC60 is bigger than the Audi Q5.

The BMW X3 includes the BMW Ultimate Care comprehensive maintenance plan that makes all factory-recommended maintenance free for the first three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). The Audi Q5 is backed by a new vehicle limited warranty of one year/12,000 miles. The Audi Care maintenance packages are an additional purchase, making the Audi more expensive to maintain than the BMW.

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Now that you know more about the BMW X3 vs. Audi Q5 vs. Volvo XC60 differences and the many ways the Volvo XC60 beats the competition, you're ready to apply for lease deals and compare the Volvo XC models. Our dealership is here to hand you the keys for a test drive and answer all of your questions.