2016 Volvo XC60 vs. Its Competition

2014 Volvo XC60

The 2016 Volvo XC60 keeps the same list of competitors it's had for a while now.

In its seventh year, recent styling, engine, and equipment upgrades keep it a solid competitor for smaller SUVs from German and English luxury brands.

The Audi Q5, equally long in the tooth, still outhandles the XC60—and it's got a fuel-efficient diesel option too.

The latest incarnation of the BMW X3 handles well, and offers a smooth ride and luxury, at the expense of interior room.

The recently redesigned Acura RDX is much more mainstream now, targeting the heart of the luxury crossover market at a good price point.

The Infiniti QX50 (nee EX37) is a low-volume contender that gains some much-needed back-seat space this year.

The newest contender is the Land Rover Discovery Sport, which replaces the LR2 with a larger, more luxurious, seven-seat mid-size crossover that offers a compelling mix of qualities.

2014 Volvo XC602016 Volvo XC60
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2016 Acura RDX2016 Acura RDX
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2015 Audi Q52016 Audi Q5
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2016 BMW X32016 BMW X3
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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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Quick Specs
8.8
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.
7.8
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.
8.4
The 2016 Audi Q5 offers one of the greatest range of powertrain choices in its class, ensuring that almost anyone can find a version of this handsome small crossover to fit their tastes.
8.2
The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers.
7.8
The 2016 Infiniti QX50 finally lives up to its billing as a sport-utility vehicle—with a tilt toward the sporty side.
8.2
The 2016 Discovery Sport takes most of Land Rover’s rugged, go-anywhere ability set and makes it part of an attractive, well-designed crossover wagon that suburban families are going to be happy with every single day of the year.
MSRP From     
$36,600$35,370$40,900$38,950$34,450$37,455
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Station WagonN/A
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-EFWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumRWD 4-Door sDrive28iRWD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door SE
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 Volvo XC60 vs. 2016 Acura RDX2016 Volvo XC60 vs. 2016 Audi Q52016 Volvo XC60 vs. 2016 BMW X32016 Volvo XC60 vs. 2016 INFINITI QX502016 Volvo XC60 vs. 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport