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2020 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Review

New 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura
MDX

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New 2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Volvo
XC60

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MSRP*
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$44,500 to $61,750
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$41,700 to $55,000
Invoice* $41,774 to $57,936 $39,198 to $51,700
MPG - City 19 - 20 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 27 - 29
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura MDX offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volvo XC60. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura MDX and the Volvo XC60.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura MDX as you will with the Volvo XC60, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC60. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura MDX and the Volvo XC60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Volvo XC60, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura MDX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC60.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura MDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC60.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC60, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Acura MDX is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC60 for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC60.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC60, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC60.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60.