When we compare the Volvo XC60's and the Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the Volvo XC60 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value and overall quality score. The Volvo XC60 and Volvo XC90 have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Volvo XC60's and the Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the Volvo XC60 is a better car than the Volvo XC90.
Volvo XC60 vs. Volvo XC90 Pricing
A used 2024 Volvo XC60 ranges from $47,580 to $59,140 while a used 2024 Volvo XC90 is priced between $56,917 to $72,734. For a new model, the Volvo XC60's price is between $48,099 and $60,490, with the Volvo XC90 priced between $58,374 and $74,714.
Volvo XC60 vs. Volvo XC90 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Volvo XC60 loses 54.6 percent of its value and the Volvo XC90 loses 48.9 percent of its value. This means the Volvo XC90 retains 5.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Volvo XC60.
Volvo XC60 vs. Volvo XC90 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Volvo XC60 is 8.2 out of 10 while the Volvo XC90's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Volvo XC60 being ranked 13 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the Volvo XC90 being ranked 3 out of 67.
Volvo XC60 vs. Volvo XC90 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Volvo XC60 is 7.9 out of 10. For the Volvo XC90 the reliability rating is 8.5 out of 10. This gives the Volvo XC90 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Volvo XC60.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Volvo XC60 and the Volvo XC90 makes 247 horsepower. The XC60 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 504 miles. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles.This gives the Volvo XC60 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Volvo XC90 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Volvo XC60, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Volvo XC90, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Volvo XC60 and the Volvo XC90 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.