2018 Volvo XC60 vs 2019 Acura RDX Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2019 Volvo XC60

2019 Volvo XC60

Headroom

  40.8 in.

Rear Hip Room

  55.4 in.


2019 Acura RDX

2019 Acura RDX

Headroom

  40 in.

Rear Hip Room

  50 in.

2019 Volvo XC60 vs 2019 Acura RDX

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Sure, Volvo has built its sterling reputation on practicality; they can still do fun. The 2018 Volvo XC60 is every bit the safety conscious luxury SUV you would expect from Volvo. The comfort, tech, safety and style you associate with Volvo is there. With three engine specs, adaptive suspension, and an athletic posture, the hair-raising fun is there, too. The XC60 gives you all of the versatility you need with a lot of extras you want.

To truly appreciate the XC60's qualities, why not compare it to another high-flying SUV? Acura, Honda's luxury brand, has a certified hit on their hands. The 2019 Acura RDX has caused a stir since it was released. The redesigned RDX wants to market itself in the performance SUV category that the XC60 occupies. Both the XC60 and RDX are attractive vehicles, but which is the more attractive option? Here are a few things to consider.

Performance

Volvo is often seen as a company that makes safe, comfortable vehicles. The XC60 is often racing away from its competition. The Acura has one engine, a capable 257hp 4-cylinder turbo. The 2018 Volvo XC60 has a 250hp 4-cylinder engine (that goes faster than the Acura from 0-60) as well as a 316hp 4-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engine. The Volvo XC60 also offers a Twin-Engine Hybrid system that takes the turbo and supercharged system and adds a sophisticated, race inspired 87hp hybrid engine to boost acceleration even further. The results are stunningly fast acceleration and very wide smiles from drivers. The XC60's adaptive suspension system and available all-wheel drive ensures you will never struggle to find grip on the road, in any weather condition or around any set of corners.

Features

You can't always drive with the pedal to the metal, though. Let's face it, even in an exciting SUV like the XC60; there will be downtime. Worried about traffic boredom? How about a brilliant 9" Sensus touch-screen to keep you plugged into your entertainment? How about intuitive menus and refined smartphone integration? The XC60 comes with Harman Kardon Premium Sound standard and an upgrade to Bowers & Wilkins for the most precise audio outside of a concert hall. Volvo has thought of everything to make your life easier and more enjoyable, including a power liftgate to make packing and unpacking easier. The Acura offers many of these comforts, but not with the same level of refinement as the XC60.

Safety

Of course, even a fun Volvo is still a Volvo. The brand that built its reputation on having the safest cars on the road continues to be the industry leader in car safety. The RDX offers things like blind-spot monitoring as standard with no additional features. The XC60 offers forward-collision intervention, adaptive cruise control, 360º camera views and electronic stability control as standard. Then they add in pedestrian and bike monitoring, automatic braking and adaptive steering assist ensuring you get where you're supposed to go without incident. If the worst should happen, the XC60's x airbags and energy absorbing reinforced steel frame will keep you as safe as any car on the road can.

Why not spice up your commute? The 2018 Volvo XC60 gives you all of the versatility you need out of an SUV while also throwing in a thrilling performance, advanced technology and confidence boosting safety features. Get everything you want from an SUV and look good doing it with the 2018 Volvo XC60. Contact your local dealership to schedule a test drive today!


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