2021 Volvo XC60 vs. Its Competition

2021 Volvo XC60
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The XC60 has the quality and charisma to run with the best in the luxury crossover arena.

That includes the BMW X3, which was also new for 2018 but doesn’t boast as nice of an interior as the Volvo.

The Acura RDX is another recently redone entry, and is now competitive again in this cutthroat class thanks to its competitive price, heap of features, and good looks.

The Mercedes GLC is likewise a favorite in the class; it has a stunning interior that some might write off as too gaudy, but no one will say a word against its bevy of potent and refined powertrains.

The Lincoln Nautilus isn’t as big as its name suggests, but certainly as audacious.

With a powerful engine and beautiful interior, this Lincoln is helping make Ford’s luxury arm relevant again.

If you’re the type who geeks out on the latest tech, Audi’s Q5 will satisfy thanks to its load of advanced gadgetry.

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2021 Audi Q5 Sportback2021 Audi Q5
2021 BMW X32021 BMW X3
2020 Lincoln Nautilus2020 Lincoln Nautilus
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Quick Specs
The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.
The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus looks great and offers impressive standard features, but doesn’t quite live up to the luxurious standards of its rivals.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
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20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
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Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
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T5 FWD MomentumFWDPremium 45 TFSI quattrosDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleStandard FWDGLC 300 SUV
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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