Volvo XC90 vs Audi Q8 and Audi Q7 Lansing MI

The New Volvo XC90 vs The Competition at Crippen Volvo

If you're looking to compare the Volvo XC90 against the Lexus RX, Lexus GX, Audi Q8, Audi Q7 and the BMW X5 Crippen Volvo has you covered. We've put together a comparison of these SUVs to help our Lansing, MI customers today. We work with customers from Dewitt to Charlotte, MI and want to make sure you get the information you need before you buy.


Volvo XC90

Audi Q8

Audi Q7

Lexus GX

Lexus RX

BMW X5
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder3.0 L V62.0-Liter In line 4-Cylinder4.6-Liter V83.5-Liter V63.0-Liter In line 6-cylinder
Horsepower316335329301308523
Torque295 pound-feet369 pound-feet325 pound-feet329 pound-feet267 pound-feet553 pound-feet
Highway MPG262225182826
Transmission8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic6-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic

The XC90 vs. The Q8

  • The XC90 is more than $15,000 less than the pricier and smaller Audi Q8.
  • The XC90 averages an impressive 27 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Q8 only averages 22 miles per gallon on the highway. 
  • Both models come standard with all-wheel drive to tackle the rain, sleet, and snow with ease. 
  • The XC90 comes fitted with a turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine, while the Q8 has a turbocharged six-cylinder engine. 
  • The XC90 has a better turning diameter than the Q8 for added agility as you tackle the streets of Mason, MI.
  • The XC90 has 41.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second-row of seats, while the Q8 only has 30.5 cubic feet of torque.
  • The XC90 has 9.4 inch of ground clearance and the Q8 only has 5.8 inches of ground clearance.
  • The XC90 holds up to seven passengers, while the smaller Q8 only holds up to four passengers.
  • The XC90 comes with an available hybrid engine option, while the Q8 doesn’t.

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The XC90 vs. The Q7

  • The more affordable XC90 comes it thousands less than the Audi Q7.
  • The XC90 has a better fuel economy than the Q7 to take you further without constant trips to pump.
  • All-wheel drive is standard for both models for the added traction and control you need while off-road. 
  • Safety features in the new XC90 include Pro Assist semi-autonomous driving, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping aid, Volvo On-Call, airbags, and a rearview camera.
  • If you’re looking for power, the XC90 is your best option. The XC90 comes standard with a 250-horsepower turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine, while the Q7 packs a 248-horsepower turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine.
  • The XC90 weighs less than the bulkier Q7.
  • Both models come sitting a set of standard 18-inch wheels.
  • The XC90 comes with available features like a 12.3-inch digital dashboard, a premium Bowers & Wilkins audio system, ventilated Nappa leather front seats, heated rear seats, and even a rear-seat refrigerator.

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The XC90 vs. The GX

  • The XC90 comes in at thousands less than the GX, allowing you to get the power and luxury you want without breaking the bank.
  • The XC90 is also much more efficient than the GX. The XC90 averages up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway, while the GX only averages 18 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • The XC90 comes standard with all-wheel drive and the GX has standard four-wheel drive.
  • The XC90 has a standard and efficient turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine, while the GX’s standard eight-cylinder engine isn’t turbocharged.
  • Both models come standard with 18-inch wheels. Larger wheel options are available for both models as well.
  • The XC90 has a longer wheelbase than the GX for the added stability you need on the road.
  • The XC90 also has a higher ground clearance than the GX as well.
  • Both SUVs have seating for up to seven passengers.

The XC90 vs. The RX

  • The XC90 and RX are comparably priced to help East Lansing get the luxury they crave within budget.
  • The XC90 has a better city and highway fuel economy than the RX to help you go further between fuel refills.
  • Both models come with all-wheel drive standard.
  • The XC90 has seating for up to seven passengers, while the RX only seats five passengers.
  • The XC90 has a longer wheelbase than the RX as well.
  • The XC90 comes with more cargo space than the RX to hold all your luggage and more.
  • The XC90 comes with a standard turbocharged inline-four-cylinder, while the RX packs a standard six-cylinder engine.

The XC90 vs. The X5

  • The XC90 is almost $10,000 less than the more expensive BMW X5 with all of the luxury, performance, and innovation East Lansing drivers want.
  • The XC90 is also more fuel efficient than the X5 so you can drive further without constant trips to the pump.
  • Both models come standard with all-wheel drive for added control and traction on the terrains of Dewitt.
  • The XC90 comes with a lighter and more efficient turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine, while the X5’s standard six-cylinder engine isn’t turbocharged.
  • The XC90 weighs much less than the bulkier X5 for added agility and performance.
  • The XC90 has a better turning radius than the X5.
  • The XC90 has more cargo space than the X5 so you can load up all of your luggage and gear with ease.
  • The XC90’s wheelbase is longer than the X5’s for added stability when you need it most.
  • The XC90 seats up to seven passengers, while the X5 only holds five.

XC90 Engine Options:

  • 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission producing 258 pound-feet of torque. This configuration averages up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • 316-horsepower supercharged/turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission producing 295 pound-feet of torque. This configuration averages up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • 400-horsepower supercharged/turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder + electric motor hybrid paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission producing 472 pound-feet of torque. This configuration averages up to 58 miles per gallon equivalent with a fully charged range of 17 miles.

Visit Crippen Volvo Today!

Make your way to Crippen Volvo to learn more about the new Volvo XC90 today. Let us walk you through our vast new XC90 inventory and pair you with the new XC90 of your dreams in no time. We take pride in being one of the leading Volvo dealers from East Lansing to Mason, MI and look forward to getting you back on the road today Visit our finance center to learn more about our loans and leasing offers as well. Our finance associates are here to make sure you get the best financing offers based on your credit. Fill out a finance application online to get the ball rolling today. Contact Crippen Volvo for directions today and stop by for a test drive.

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