When comparing the 2018 Volvo XC90's and the 2018 Acura MDX's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The 2018 Acura MDX has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. The 2018 Volvo XC90 and 2018 Acura MDX have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Volvo XC90's and the 2018 Acura MDX's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Acura MDX is a better car than the 2018 Volvo XC90.
2018 Volvo XC90 vs. 2018 Acura MDX Pricing
A used 2018 Volvo XC90 ranges from $26,699 to $45,607 while a used 2018 Acura MDX is priced between $22,981 to $37,500.
2018 Volvo XC90 vs. 2018 Acura MDX Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Volvo XC90 loses 55.4 percent of its value and the 2018 Acura MDX loses 60.3 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Volvo XC90 retains 4.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Acura MDX.
2018 Volvo XC90 vs. 2018 Acura MDX Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Volvo XC90 is 8.4 out of 10 while the Acura MDX's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Volvo XC90 being ranked 2 out of 6 Best Hybrid Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows and the Acura MDX being ranked 1 out of 6. Out of 3 Best Hybrid Luxury 7-Seater SUVs, the Volvo XC90 is ranked 2 and the Acura MDX is ranked 1. The Volvo XC90 is also ranked 4 out of 25 Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs while the Acura MDX is ranked 2 out of 25. The Volvo XC90 is also ranked 4 out of 23 Best Hybrid Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Acura MDX is ranked 2 out of 23.
2018 Volvo XC90 vs. 2018 Acura MDX Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Volvo XC90 is 7.6 out of 10. For the Acura MDX the reliability rating is 9.5 out of 10. This gives the Acura MDX an advantage in reliability compared to the Volvo XC90.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Volvo XC90’s base engine makes 400 horsepower, and the 2018 Acura MDX base engine makes 321 horsepower. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 415 miles. The MDX is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 524 miles. This gives the 2018 Acura MDX the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2018 Volvo XC90. The XC90 uses electricity, premium unleaded, and the MDX uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are hybrid SUVs, the 2018 Acura MDX has the advantage of offering more front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room. The 2018 Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2018 Volvo XC90 and the 2018 Acura MDX have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.