The XC60 was Volvo's first foray into the compact and midsize crossover segment, and they got this one right the first time.
While a Swedish badge may not have quite the same cachet as a German one, the XC60 is a solid competitor for cars like the Audi Q5, Land Rover LR2 and BMW X3.
The X3 is a smooth-riding, luxurious alternative, but it feels small inside.
The Audi Q5 out-handles the XC60, and it gets better fuel economy, too.
The RDX is more conservative than past models after last year's redesign.
The Infiniti QX50–formerly the EX37–is far less practical than the XC60, but is also far more performance-oriented.
Finally, the Land Rover LR2 is the right size, but it's more about off-roading than family time.
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|2014 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings||2014 Acura RDXBrowse Used Listings||2014 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2014 BMW X3Browse Used Listings||2014 INFINITI QX50Browse Used Listings||2014 Land Rover LR2Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Small Station Wagons||N/A|
|FWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV||FWD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium||AWD 4-Door xDrive28i||RWD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel||All Wheel||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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