Volvo XC60 vs. Acura RDX

2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Volvo XC60
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2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura RDX
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Stiff competition presents itself when it comes to these two much-loved, high-end brands – the Volvo XC60 vs. the Acura RDX. Both models show off a smooth ride and attractive styling, but a few key differences may sway you when it comes to choosing the right SUV for your lifestyle. Let’s take a look.


Volvo prioritizes safety, and the new Volvo XC60 lives up to the standards. In fact, its wealth of standard safety features include

  • Rearview Backup Camera
  • Low-Speed Collision Avoidance System
  • Blind-Spot Monitors with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Whiplash Protection via: Side-Impact and Inflatable Side-Curtain Airbags

Additionally, the Volvo XC60 earned the title “ IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus” since the award originated in 2013. The Acura RDX also secured the same award in 2017, which solidifies its safety status too. In comparison to the XC60, though, the RDX falls short on the number of safety items offered. It notably includes a front, side-impact, and side-curtain airbag system, a rearview camera, and electronic stability control and traction control systems; but the XC60 includes all those and then some. Indeed, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Blind Spot Information System, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are all standard in the XC60, unlike the RDX which lists them as upgrade options.

Cargo Volume

Every bit of storage space is precious, especially for an adventure outside of Sheridan, WY or when transporting many items. This creates a need for ample cargo space within a compact SUV. The Volvo XC60 provides 30.8 cubic feet of cargo space versus the Acura RDX’s 26.1 cubic feet. When you fold down the second row, the cargo area in the XC60 expands to 67.4 cubic feet, and the RDX to 61.3 cubic feet.

The Volvo XC60 Shine Through

Comparing the Volvo XC60 against Acura RDX proves are two impeccable compact SUVs with enduring popularity. The XC60 wins the match, thanks to its stellar safety performance and spacious cargo area. Browse through our inventory of XC60 models, and experience all of its capabilities for yourself. Our staff is ready to help you delve into all the Volvo models, gather pricing and financing information, and set up a test drive. Visit our dealership, located in Billings, MT, or contact Underriner Volvo today.