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Acura RDX vs. Volvo XC60

In comparing the Acura RDX to the Volvo XC60, the Acura RDX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Volvo XC60 has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Acura RDX versus the Volvo XC60, the Acura RDX is a better car than the Volvo XC60.

Acura RDX versus Volvo XC60 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura RDX ranges from $34,685 to $45,499 while a used Volvo XC60 from the same model year range is priced between $37,989 to $50,278. For a new model, the Acura RDX's price is between $39,944 and $50,842, with the Volvo XC60 priced between $47,016 and $62,995.

Acura RDX versus Volvo XC60 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura RDX is 8.6 out of 10 while the Volvo XC60's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Acura RDX being ranked 1 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs and the Volvo XC60 being ranked 5 out of 29. Out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the Acura RDX is ranked 67 and the Volvo XC60 is ranked 14.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura RDX’s base engine makes 272 horsepower, and the Volvo XC60 base engine makes 247 horsepower. The RDX is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 479 miles. The XC60 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 564 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/compact SUVs, the Acura RDX has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room. The Volvo XC60 has the advantage in the area of trunk space. The Acura RDX and Volvo XC60 are comparable in regards to rear head room and rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Acura RDX has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity than the Volvo XC60.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,944 - $50,842

Used Asking Price:

$34,685 - $45,499

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$47,016 - $62,995

Used Asking Price:

$37,989 - $50,278

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

7.9 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 29
1 / 29
5 / 67
8 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 29
5 / 29
11 / 67
14 / 67

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

SH-AWD, w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD w/Advance w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC, w/Tech, SH-AWD w/Advance, SH-AWD w/Tech, Base, SH-AWD PMC Edition

Trim Levels

B5 Ultimate Dark Theme, B5 Plus Bright Theme, B5 Core, B5 Ultimate Bright Theme, B6 Ultimate Dark Theme, B6 Ultimate Bright Theme, B5 Plus Dark Theme

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

280 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

247 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 28 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

376 / 479 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 30 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

432 / 564 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Cargo Space:

29.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

58.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

133.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Cargo Space:

37.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

120.7 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3777 lbs

Width:

74.8 inches

Height:

65.7 inches

Length:

187.4 inches

Wheelbase:

108.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4023 lbs

Width:

83.3 inches

Height:

65.3 inches

Length:

184.6 inches

Wheelbase:

112.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

235/55R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18