Audi Q5 diesel vs Volvo XC60 hybrid

Should you choose plug-in hybrid or diesel power for your plush SUV? We pit the powerful Volvo XC60 T8 against Audi’s Q5 40 TDI to find the answer...

New Audi Q5 diesel vs Volvo XC60 hybrid

Infotainment systems

Audi Q5

Apart from entry-level SE trim, all Q5s come with sat-nav as standard. This is displayed by a 7.0in screen that can be upgraded to 8.3in (pictured) as part of a £1395 Technology Pack. The system has an easy-to-use rotary dial controller in front of the gear selector, while the screen’s graphics are sharp. The menus are easy to navigate, while a DAB radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are standard.

New Audi Q5 diesel vs Volvo XC60 hybrid

All XC60s come with an upright, tablet-style 9.0in touchscreen that includes a DAB radio, sat-nav and Bluetooth. The graphics are sharp, but the menus take a little bit of getting used to. And even when you have, the system is fiddly to use on the move, and slower to respond to inputs than the Q5’s.

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