Compare 2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Volvo XC60

2018 Acura RDX
2018 Volvo XC60
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 20 28 $34,184 $36,000
FWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 20 28 $35,416 $37,300
AWD 19 27 $35,605 $37,500
AWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $36,837 $38,800
FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 28 $37,689 $39,700
FWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 28 $38,921 $41,000
AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $39,110 $41,200
AWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 27 $40,342 $42,500
FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 28 $40,531 $42,700
AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 27 $41,952 $44,200
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T5 AWD Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 AWD Momentum 22 28 $39,010 $41,500
T5 AWD R-Design 22 28 $42,112 $44,800
T6 AWD Momentum 21 27 $42,206 $44,900
T5 AWD Inscription 22 28 $42,582 $45,300
T6 AWD R-Design 21 27 $45,308 $48,200
T6 AWD Inscription 21 27 $45,778 $48,700
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Momentum N/A N/A $49,726 $52,900
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid R-Design N/A N/A $52,828 $56,200
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Inscription N/A N/A $53,298 $56,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,184
$39,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,000
$41,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$692 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
Consider the 2018 Acura RDX if you’re after a budget-conscious crossover that rides and drives well. With the new 2018 XC60, Volvo has cached all the XC90’s good data, and trimmed some fat from its code.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65 65.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 65.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 8.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 112.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 17.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 17.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 68.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 30.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
279 @ 6200 250 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4900 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/120
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.22
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Volvo XC60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
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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