Compare 2018 Volvo XC60 vs 2018 Acura RDX

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