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Comparison: 2019 Volvo XC90 vs 2019 Acura MDX

This comparison of the 2019 Volvo XC90 against the 2019 Acura MDX will help identify the differences in the powertrains, interior features, and technology. Premier Volvo Cars Overland Park has the new XC90 in inventory, so visit us to explore this magnificent luxury midsize SUV.

Performance

2019 Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 comes with a choice between the sophisticated Momentum, sporty R-Design, and refined Inscription trims as well as three powertrains. Each powertrain incorporates a 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct-injected engine coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drivetrain. The base T5 turbocharged engine generates 250-hp and earns an estimated 28 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city. The turbocharged and supercharged T6 produces 316-hp, and the plug-in hybrid T8 churns out 400-hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. The zero-emissions T8 hybrid engine achieves a combined 62 MPGe and can drive up to 17 miles on electric power alone.

2019 Acura MDX

The MDX 3.5-liter V6 is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and has the option for either front-wheel or all-wheel-drive. This engine develops 290-hp, and with front-wheel-drive earns an estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg of highway driving and 20 mpg of city driving. The MDX Sport Hybrid model is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 teamed with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to make 321 total system horsepower.

Comfort and Convenience

2019 Volvo XC90

The seven-passenger XC90 comes standard with leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, fold-flat features for both the second- and third-rows, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, and a hands-free power liftgate. Optional are Nappa leather, ventilated front seats, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seats with a massage function, and a four-zone electronic climate control system. The XC90 delivers 85.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the first row.

2019 Acura MDX

Milano leather seats for up to seven passengers, 12-way power-adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seats, heated front seats, a 60/40 split-folding second- and a 50/50 split-folding third-row, power moonroof, and a power-operated tailgate are included. The list of options includes a heated steering wheel, second-row captain’s chairs to accommodate six passengers, and tri-zone climate control. The MDX offers up to 68.4 cubic feet of cargo area with the second and third-row seats folded.

Technology

2019 Volvo XC90

Technology is highlighted with the Sensus Connect system, a 9.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a ten-speaker high-performance audio system, navigation, and two USB ports which are included. A 12.3-inch digital driver display, voice control, a Wi-Fi hotspot, head-up display, and a fourteen-speaker Harman Kardon or nineteen-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system are available.

2019 Acura MDX

An 8.0-inch color display, 7.0-inch touchscreen, Siri® Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, Bluetooth®, Pandora® integration, an eight-speaker premium sound system, SiriusXM® satellite radio, four USB ports, and AcuraLink® for remote access to your vehicle are standard technology features. Optional features consist of a 9.0-inch display, voice recognition, Song by Voice®, HD Radio™, navigation, a twelve-speaker ELS Studio® premium sound system, and a 16.2-inch rear-seat entertainment system.

Pricing

2019 Volvo XC90

Starting at $47,700 MSRP

2019 Acura MDX

Starting at $44,400 MSRP

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