The Volvo XC60 is the Swedish car company's first foray into the compact crossover segment—the same niche that includes the BMW X3, Land Rover LR2, Acura RDX, and Infiniti EX35.
Happily, the Volvo entry is one of the handsomest of the bunch, comes standard with all-wheel drive and surprising off-road specs, and adds to the brand's reputation for safety with a new twist.
The Volvo XC60 hammers home the point of driver safety, with an elegant, sophisticated style.
Other luxury brands go more sporting with their compact crossovers; the Acura RDX is a turbocharged wagon with a techno-infused interior, not much cargo space and a whizzy, nervous appeal.
The Infiniti EX35 takes the all-wheel-drive version of the handsome G37 sedan, gives it a sexy rear end, and mostly forgets about utility in the name of crisp handling.
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|2011 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings||2011 Acura RDXBrowse Used Listings||2011 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|AWD 4-Door 3.2L||FWD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All wheel drive|
|5 Door Wagon||4 Door||4dr SUV|
|Automatic,||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/manual shift|
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|2011 Volvo XC60 vs. 2011 Acura RDX||2011 Volvo XC60 vs. 2011 Audi Q5|