2018 Volvo XC60 vs. Its Competition

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2018 Volvo XC60 slugs it out with some very familiar luxury crossovers.

The Audi Q5 has become the class default setting.

It’s more distinctively styled this time, and has more efficient powertrains, minus the turbodiesel of course.

The RDX doesn't have the same spaciousness as the XC90, and its V-6 and infotainment offerings are dated in this class.

The GLC-Class rides more smoothly, has AMG editions and more opulent interior trim.

Meanwhile, the X3 is new for 2018, too, and we’re waiting on a first drive.

There’s also a compact Jaguar E-Pace on the docket for early 2018.

2018 Volvo XC60 T82018 Volvo XC60
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2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive2019 INFINITI QX50
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2018 Acura RDX2018 Acura RDX
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2018 Audi Q52018 Audi Q5
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2018 BMW X3 (X3 M40i)2018 BMW X3
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class (Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe)2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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Quick Specs
With the new 2018 XC60, Volvo has cached all the XC90’s good data, and trimmed some fat from its code.
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a beautiful package of technological innovations—in places visible and not visible.
Consider the 2018 Acura RDX if you’re after a budget-conscious crossover that rides and drives well.
The Audi Q5 is certainly the segment's most modern offering, delivering a high degree of technology, comfort, and conservative style.
The 2018 BMW X3 ventures into M territory, but doesn’t lose sight of its SUV duties.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium 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 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
T5 AWD MomentumPURE FWDFWD2.0 TFSI PremiumxDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleGLC 300 SUV
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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