New Volvo XC60 vs. the Competition in Lansing MI

Compact SUV Showdown: See How the Volvo XC60, Acura RDX, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and Lexus RX Compare for Your Adventures in Lansing

You like the Volvo XC60. You know it's safe, sleek, and luxurious. But to what degree when you compare it to other luxury compact SUVs in Lansing and East Lansing? That's the question. If you'd like to compare the new Volvo XC60 to its luxury competition, you're in the right place!

Volvo XC60 luxury SUV stacks up to its main competitors in several key areas. If you have any questions along the way, just contact us here at Crippen Volvo - we want to make your luxury SUV buying experience simple and easy!


Volvo XC60

Acura RDX

BMW X3

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Lexus RX

Audi Q5
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder2.0 L 4-cylinder3.0-Liter In line 4-Cylinder2.0-Liter 4 turbo3.5-Liter V62.0-Liter In line 4-cylinder
Horsepower316272355255308248
Torque295 pound-feet280 pound-feet369 pound-feet273 pound-feet267 pound-feet273 pound-feet
Highway MPG292830282728
Transmission8-Speed Automatic10-Speed Shiftable Automatic8-Speed Shiftable Automatic9-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic7-Speed Automatic

Volvo XC60 vs. Acura RDX

  • The Volvo XC60 comes standard with a 250-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine but provides as much as 415-horsepower in Polestar Engineered models. The Acura RDX offers one option – a 272-horsepower four-cylinder engine.
  • The Volvo XC60 boasts up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway vs. 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway for the Acura RDX.
  • Both the Volvo XC60 and Acura RDX are available in either FWD or AWD.
  • Both the Volvo XC60 and Acura RDX offer 8.2 inches of ground clearance.
  • Both the Volvo XC60 and Acura RDX offer seating for five.
  • The Volvo XC60 offers 63.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space vs. a maximum of 58.9 cubic feet for the Acura RDX.
  • Apple CarPlay™ is standard in both the Acura RDX and Volvo XC60, but only the Volvo also offers standard Android Auto™.

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Volvo XC60 vs. BMW X3

  • The Volvo XC60 offers 250-horsepower standard vs. 248-horsepower for the BMW X3. While the BMW X3 can be equipped with up to 355-horsepower, the Volvo XC60 provides up to 416-horsepower.
  • The Volvo XC60 achieves up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway vs. an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway for the BMW X3.
  • With 2WD or AWD available in both the XC60 and the X3, both these SUVs provide the kind of capability you require to make the most of life in Dewitt or nearby. Of note is the fact that the Volvo's standard drivetrain is FWD while the BMW's is RWD.
  • With 8.2 inches of ground clearance, the Volvo XC60 sits just slightly higher than the BMW X3, which offers an 8-inch ground clearance.
  • Both the Volvo XC60 and BMW X3 provide seating for up to five.
  • The BMW X3 and Volvo XC60 are well-matched where cargo is concerned, with both providing just about 63 cubic feet of cargo space (the Volvo technically takes the lead with 63.3 cubic feet).
  • With its 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, the Volvo XC60 beats out the X3 where infotainment is concerned. For context, the X3 offers a standard 6.5 inch touchscreen interface.

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Volvo XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

  • The Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with a 241-horsepower base engine, which is almost (but not quite) right in line with the Volvo XC60 and its 250-horsepower standard engine.
  • Providing up to 22 mpg city/27 mpg highway, the Mercedes-Benz GLC offers slightly lower fuel economy estimates than the XC60 and its estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway figures.
  • The Volvo XC60 comes standard with FWD and offers AWD. The Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with RWD and offers AWD.
  • The Volvo XC60 compact SUV provides 8.2 inches of ground clearance versus just 5.7 inches of ground clearance for the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV.
  • Both the Volvo XC60 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC can seat up to five.
  • With 56.6 cubic feet of Maximum cargo space, the Mercedes-Benz GLC holds noticeably less than the Volvo XC60, which provides up to 63.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • Even though the Mercedes-Benz GLC offers an impressive 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment interface, the Volvo XC60's 9-inch touchscreen infotainment interface is arguably better still.

Volvo XC60 vs. Lexus RX

  • The Lexus RX boasts a large V6 engine that makes 290-horseopower. That's compared to the standard 250-horseopower engine standard in the Volvo XC60. But the Volvo XC60 has another ace up its proverbial powertrain sleeve – a 416-horsepower option. The Lexus RX only offers the one engine option.
  • The Lexus RX provides up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway vs. 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway for the Volvo XC90.
  • The Volvo XC60 and Lexus RX each offer 8.2 inches of ground clearance.
  • Both the standard Lexus RX and the Volvo XC60 provide seating for up to five passengers.
  • The Volvo XC60 offers a maximum cargo capacity of 63.3 cubic feet. That's impressive, especially when compared to the 56.3 cubic feet of cargo space available in the Lexus RX.
  • The Lexus RX might offer a standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that helps you stay connected during your Mason MI area travels, but the Volvo XC60 offers a larger standard 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Volvo XC60 vs. Audi Q5

  • Even base Volvo XC60 models provide a 250-horsepower four-cylinder engine that has the Audi Q5 and its 248-horsepower four-cylinder engine beat. Though the Audi Q5 offers as much as 367-horsepower, the Volvo XC60 offers up to 415-horsepower in Polestar Engineered models.
  • The Volvo XC60 boasts up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway vs. an estimated 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway for the Audi Q5.
  • AWD is available in the Volvo XC60 and in the Audi Q5 to help you make the most of your life in Lansing, whatever the weather.
  • The Volvo XC60 and the Audi Q5 offer an impressive 8.2 inches of ground clearance.
  • The Volvo XC60 and the Audi Q5 offer seating for up to five passengers.
  • With over 63.3 cubic feet of total cargo space, the Volvo XC60 offers a far superior cargo area than the Audi Q5, which offers up to 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are standard in both the Audi Q5 and the Volvo XC60.

XC60 Engine Options

We've detailed how the Volvo XC60 compares to the competition with regard to performance, but here's a more in-depth listing of its engine options.

  • T5 Powertrain: The standard Volvo XC60 powertrain is dubbed T5. It employs a potent turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 250-horsepower.
  • T6 Powertrain: The available Volvo XC60 T6 powertrain offers a significant bump in power, providing 316-horsepower.
  • T8 Powertrain: The available T8 hybrid-electric powertrain equips the Volvo XC60 with 400-horsepower by combining the T6 powertrain with two electric motors.
  • Polestar Engineered T8 Powertrain: The most potent of the available Volvo XC60 powertrains, the Polestar Engineered powertrain is essentially a T8 powertrain with sporty tuning that gives it a top-of-line 416-horsepower rating.

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