Compare the 2020 Volvo XC90 & Audi Q8 at Courtesy Volvo Cars of Scottsdale

Are you searching for the right midsize luxury SUV in Scottsdale? If so, you can expect to find the comfort, utility, and premium interior features that satisfy every member of your family. The 2020 Volvo XC90 near Phoenix can give you the type of luxury ride you've been dreaming of, and when compared to models like the 2020 Audi Q8, it excels in many ways. Whether you're visiting Courtesy Volvo Cars of Scottsdale for your first Volvo SUV or you've been driving one for years, you'll get to see how the XC90 stacks up against the other SUVs you've driven. To see how the 2020 XC90 compares to the 2020 Q8 in seating capacity, gas mileage, and base price, read on and find out for yourself.

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Getting luxury features shouldn't have to cost more than necessary, and the 2020 Audi Q8 tries to charge drivers more for similar features that you get in the 2020 Volvo XC90 for nearly $20k less.

The 2020 XC90 Momentum offers a high-performance audio system, panoramic sunroof, a power driver's seat with memory function, Sensus Navigation, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio connectivity for significantly less than the 2020 Q8 Premium does, though Audi uses an MMI Infotainment System.

With the 2020 XC90, you get standard safety features that include Lane Keeping Aid, Road Sign Information, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist. These are not features that the 2020 Q8 offers and its similar features will cost you more.

Rather than having a switch to control your heated rear seats, which can wear out over time, passengers can control their seat's heat settings with an intuitive touchscreen display that hides in the rear tunnel compartment of your 2020 Volvo XC90. The 2020 Audi Q8 doesn't have this option available to its rear-seat passengers.

The 2020 XC90 offers up to 85.7 cubic feet of Cargo Space, while the 2020 Q8 provides 60.7 cubic feet.

If you need seating for six or seven passengers, you should choose the 2020 Volvo XC90, which allows you the option to select a body style for either seating capacity. With the 2020 Audi Q8, you will only seat up to five passengers.

Standard safety features on the 2020 XC90 in Tempe include Automatic Braking After Collision, Blind Spot Information System and Cross-Traffic Alert, Run-Off Road Mitigation, City Safety Collision Avoidance Technology, and Brake Pedal Release. In the 2020 Q8, you can get secondary collision brake assist and a rearview camera standard. The features listed for the XC90 are not offered, and Rear Cross-Traffic Assist is only available as part of a package.


In the 2020 XC90, you have the option of a T8 Twin Engine, which combines gasoline and electric powertrains to offer a combined 400 horsepower and an estimated EPA range of 58 mpg. The 2020 Q8 doesn't offer a hybrid option, so it maxes out at 335 horsepower with its solitary 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that offers up to 21 mpg highway.

Both models offer all-wheel drive, Drive Mode Settings/Audi Drive Select, and LED headlights for optimum visibility, but only the 2020 XC90 in Mesa can offer a 4-Corner Air Suspension with FOUR-C Active Chassis as a standard feature. The 2020 Q8 only offers its Audi adaptive air suspension as part of a package that isn't offered until the Premium Plus trim level.

To learn more, contact our team to discuss a test drive in the new 2020 Volvo XC90.

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