2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Volvo XC60

October 25th, 2017 by

2017 Acura RDX

Reviewers of the 2017 Acura RDX repeatedly cite its good value, comfort, power and numerous standard features. That’s why drivers tell us at Speedcraft Acura that they are choosing the 2017 Acura RDX after comparing it against the 2017 Volvo XC60.

U.S. News and World Report, which ranks the 2017 Acura RDX at No. 3 out of 14 luxury compact SUVs, cites the 2017 Acura RDX’s “peppy and capable” V6 engine and smooth, quiet ride. The Car Connection, the car review website, says the 2017 Acura RDX has “just the right amount of versatility and practicality,” and is “one of the smoothest, most responsive-driving compact crossover SUVs.” Edmundslikes the elevated rear seat, which provides good legroom and views, generous storage for luxury compact SUVs and more features that its competitors.

2017 Acura RDX Means Efficiency

The Acura RDX and the pricier Volvo XC60 are about the same size, although the Acura is slightly narrower, making parking a bit easier. The 2017 Acura RDX also has more head and legroom in the front. Although the Volvo XC60 has a good ride, downsides cited by CarConnection.com are its aged styling and limited legroom in the rear. It also notes that the Volvo XC60’s “plethora of powertrains and options can take the $36,000 base price well over $50,000,” and that it’s “not particularly efficient.”

By contrast, the 2017 Acura RDX boasts a Variable Cylinder Management™ system, which automatically changes the engine to run from six to three cylinders during steady highway driving. This helps the RDX earn 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway for all-wheel drive models and 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for front-wheel drive models.

Luxury is Standard for 2017 Acura RDX

Here are some of the 2017 Acura RDX standard luxury features: heated front seats, second-row air conditioning vents, a power tailgate and multi-view rear camera. The 2017 RDX with Technology Package has numerous upgrades including Acura’s dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display HD Radio®, blind spot information and rear cross traffic monitor. At the top of the range is the Advance Package, which includes rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, and an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, along with standard AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies.

Perhaps Edmunds.com sums it up best, “This stylish Acura is one of our favorites thanks to its fuel-efficient, yet powerful V6, comfortable interior and long list of standard features.”

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors