2020 Volvo XC90 vs. Its Competition

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Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The Audi Q7, BMW X7, and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class are the big three in this segment, all offering three rows of seating, impressive luxury and tech features, and trademark German quality for a premium over other brands.

Acura’s aging MDX is a step behind in many areas, but its reliability and optional hybrid powertrain are impressive.

The Lexus RX is the most popular option of the bunch, but many are turned off by its bold styling and lack of performance chops.

Its third-row seat is laughably small, too.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Volvo XC90 gets a few tweaks, but remains a stylish, practical, and safe luxury SUV.
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well.
The 2020 Audi Q7 is brimming with tech and comfort, a surefire way to stay comfortable in any school parking lot.
The 2020 BMW X7 is the upper-crust seven-seat SUV that finally answers the question: What if I want to spend more for a BMW?
The 2020 Lexus RX gives up on old standbys like somber style and silence, and casts its lot with a more rowdy crowd.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
EPA Class     
Standard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WDN/ASmall SUV 2WDN/A
Style Name     
T5 FWD Momentum 7 PassengerFWD 7-PassengerPremium 45 TFSI quattroxDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleRX 350 FWDGLS 450 4MATIC SUV
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility4MATIC
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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