Compact crossover buyers are spoiled for choice. If you’ve whittled your shopping list to the 2018 Volvo XC60 and the 2018 Audi Q5, you’re on the right path. Both of these five-seat luxury crossovers benefit from beautiful attention to detail, comfortable interiors, high marks for safety, and they’re even available in blisteringly fast configurations.
We rate both the 2018 XC60 and the 2018 Q5 at 7.5 out of 10, a reflection of their shared attributes. The XC60 wins out for Volvo’s newfound emphasis on style, while the Q5’s refined engines earn it the nod for performance.