The RX 350 and MDX are both very refined with a smooth ride and good handling; the MDX feels a little sportier behind the wheel, while the RX 350 is the choice for those looking for high-tech features.
All of the vehicles mentioned have very good results in crash tests, with the MDX designated an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2009.
The 2009 Volvo XC70 is also very similar in size to Subaru’s Outback, another wagon that adds ground clearance and enough off-road ability for deep snow or rutted trails.
Compared to the XC70, the Outback starts at a much more affordable price, and while its base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides only modest performance, the Outback feels sportier than the XC70 with either the turbocharged or six-cylinder engine.
|2009 Volvo XC70||2009 Subaru Outback||2008 Acura MDX|
|$37,250Browse Used Listings||$22,295Browse Used Listings||$40,195Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas V6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Mid-Size Station Wagon||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door Wagon 3.2L w/Sunroof||4-Door H4 Manual||4WD 4-Door|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||4 Wheel Drive|
|5dr Wagon||4 Door Wagon||4 Door|