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Comparison: 2019 Volvo XC60 vs 2019 Acura RDX

Comparison: 2019 Volvo XC60 vs 2019 Acura RDX

The below midsize luxury crossover SUV comparison specifically puts the Volvo XC60 against the Acura RDX. Volvo and Acura both produce safe, luxury vehicles. However, the Volvo XC60 offers three different engine options, plenty of technology features, and innovative safety features. When you are in the Lee’s Summit area, visit Premier Volvo Cars Overland Park to test drive the new Volvo XC60.

Performance

2019 Volvo XC60

Powered by the T5 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to an 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission with front-wheel drive, the XC60 base model generates 187-hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. The Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription trims offer an upgraded all-wheel drivetrain which kicks out 248-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The XC60 earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg when driving around the Kansas City area. A 316-hp T6 engine and a 400-hp plug-in hybrid version which can achieve up to 59 MPGe are available.

2019 Acura RDX

The RDX is equipped with 2.0-liter VTEC turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drivetrain. This powertrain produces 272-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and achieves an estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. The all-wheel-drive option earns an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 21 mpg city.

Technology

2019 Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 includes plenty of standard technology features including the 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, Spotify integration, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a 10-speaker 220-watt premium sound system, two USB ports, and the Volvo On Call app for remote access. A 12.3-inch touchscreen, navigation, head-up display, keyless entry, hands-free tailgate, and a 15-speaker 1100-watt Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system are available.

2019 Acura RDX

Standard technology features on the RDX consist of a 10.2-inch center display with True Touchpad Interface™, Apple CarPlay™ integration, Siri® Eyes Free, Bluetooth®, HD Radio®, one USB port, and a 9-speaker premium audio system. Optional features include navigation, Song by Voice®, a head-up display, and a 16-speaker 710-watt ELS Studio 3D premium sound system.

Safety

2019 Volvo XC60

Volvo is at the forefront of vehicle safety employing its innovative WHIPS™ and SIPS™ whiplash and side impact protection systems respectively, standard in the XC60. A blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, run-off road mitigation, active bending lights, hill start assist, start/stop technology, and an advanced airbag system come standard. Oncoming lane mitigation, lane keeping aid, an interactive 360-degree surround view camera, Park Assist Pilot, and Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive technology are optional.

2019 Acura RDX

A collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and road departure mitigation are safety features included in Acura Watch™. A multi-view rear camera, auto high-beam headlights, forward collision warning system, and lane departure warning are also standard. Available features include a blind spot information system, rear cross-traffic monitor, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view camera system.

Pricing

2019 Volvo XC60

Starting at $39,800 MSRP

2019 Acura RDX

Starting at $37,400 MSRP

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