2017 Volvo XC60 vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2017 Volvo XC60 competes in a crowded field with other luxury competitors.

While its price may not be as steep as some, its styling isn't as sharp.

The Audi Q5 is nearly as old, and will be replaced next year, although its turbo-4 is a little more refined than the XC60's new unit.

The RDX doesn't have the same spaciousness as the XC90, although its tech is a little sharper.

Both the BMW X3 and GLC-Class are more expensive, but also relatively smoother rides and can be be more opulently trimmed.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Volvo XC60 is a near-luxury contender at near-luxury prices. Its safety might be its biggest strong suit, which it rightly deserves.
The 2017 Acura RDX is one of the smoothest, most responsive-driving compact crossover SUVs—even though it prioritizes practicality.
The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age.
The 2017 BMW X3 continues its run as one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market—even in the face of much newer competition.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name    
T5 FWD DynamicFWD2.0 TFSI PremiumsDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleGLC 300 SUV
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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