2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Volvo XC60

2018 Acura RDX in silver vs 2018 Volvo XC60 in gray

The midsize SUV and crossover segment of the market has no shortage of options. When drivers are looking for a luxury SUV, they have high expectations, and here at Bill Gatton Acura, we hope to help fulfill those expectations. We want to make sure that you're making a decision for your next vehicle with as much information as possible, so we put together this comparison of the 2018 Acura RDX vs the 2018 Volvo XC60. Both crossovers offer options and configurations for a wide variety of drivers, but we'll be comparing base configurations to keep things even.  

If you look at the chart below, you'll notice a few differences between the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Volvo XC60 right off the bat. To begin, the RDX's starting MSRP of $36,000* is set much lower than the Volvo XC60's at $41,500. The 2018 RDX also features a larger engine, with six cylinders as standard hardware. Drivers wanting more room should also note that the 2018 RDX offers 26.1 cubic feet** of cargo space with all seats upright, and the XC60 offers 17.8 cubic feet with all seats upright.

2018 Acura RDX Base


2018 Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum (Base Trim)

3.5L i-VTEC® V-6 Engine Base Engine Option 2.0-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

279 horsepower; 252 lb-ft of torque

Base Engine Output

250 horsepower; 253 lb-ft of torque
Standard Feature Heated Front Seating Available with Upgrade




2018 Acura RDX Base Standard Features

We mentioned above that the starting prices for both crossovers' base configurations are at noticeably different price points. The 2018 Acura RDX, with its lower asking price, still offers a larger engine as well as more space than the 2018 Volvo XC60. Which features are included in the base 2018 RDX? Some of the 2018 Acura RDX base model's standard features include:

  • Heated front seating
  • Automatic Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • Active Sound Control
  • Leatherette-trimmed sport-inspired seating
  • Acura Premium Sound System with 7 Speakers
  • Rearview camera system
  • ... and so much more

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $965 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard.

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