Compare 2016 Acura RDX vs 2016 Volvo XC60

2016 Acura RDX
2016 Volvo XC60
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 28 $34,695 $36,870
RDX AWD 4-Door AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 28 $35,916 $38,170
RDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 19 28 $40,938 $43,520
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 28 $38,169 $40,570
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 28 $39,389 $41,870
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 29 $33,287 $35,370
RDX FWD 4-Door AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 29 $34,507 $36,670
RDX FWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 20 29 $39,530 $42,020
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 29 $36,760 $39,070
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 29 $37,981 $40,370
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AWD 4-Door T5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 AWD 4-Door T5 19 26 $35,814 $38,100
XC60 AWD 4-Door T5 Platinum 19 26 $42,911 $45,650
XC60 AWD 4-Door T5 Premier 19 26 $38,869 $41,350
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 17 23 $40,091 $42,650
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E 19 27 $40,749 $43,350
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E Platinum 19 27 $44,885 $47,750
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E R-Design 19 27 $44,368 $47,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E R-Design Platinum 19 27 $48,222 $51,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Platinum 17 23 $44,227 $47,050
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 R-Design 17 23 $44,133 $46,950
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 R-Design Platinum 17 23 $47,987 $51,050
XC60 FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E 23 31 $34,404 $36,600
XC60 FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E Platinum 23 31 $41,501 $44,150
XC60 FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E Premier 23 31 $37,459 $39,850
XC60 FWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E 22 29 $38,869 $41,350
XC60 FWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E Platinum 22 29 $43,005 $45,750

Pricing

Invoice Price

$34,695
$35,814

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,870
$38,100

Monthly Payment Estimate

$615 / month
$635 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
8.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Acura RDX is a smooth and responsive crossover SUV; it’s easy to live with, as long as the back seat fits your passengers. The 2016 Volvo XC60 remains a luxury-SUV contender, though a plethora of powertrains and options can take the $36,000 base price well over $50,000.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.2 55.2

Passenger Volume (ft³)

103.5 98.6

Front Leg Room (in)

42 41.2

Front Hip Room (in)

55.7 54.2

Second Leg Room (in)

38.3 36.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 39

Second Hip Room (in)

53.8 53.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 56.7

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 39.5

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

65 67.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.4 62.4

Wheelbase (in)

105.7 109.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.7 74.4

Track Width, Front (in)

63.1 64.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.4 9.1

Length, Overall (in)

184.4 182.8

Liftover Height (in)

- 29.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

26.1 30.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

61.3 67.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

26.1 30.8

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 38.3

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- 44.5

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 70.4

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- 45.9

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 31.6

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12 11.9

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.3 12.9

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16 18.5

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.9 38.4

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 3500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

1500 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 350

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3902 4251

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 180

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

252 @ 4900 266 @ 1800

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5 L/212 2.5 L/154

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

279 @ 6200 250 @ 5400

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5

Fuel System

Sequential MPI MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 19

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.25 3.75

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.48 1.56

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 0.86

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.27 3.39

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.09 2.37

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.16

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.56 0.69

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 4.15

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RDX Volvo XC60

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.0 8.0

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating Driver

--

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

--

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

--

Rollover Rating

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