Compare Acura RDX vs. Volvo XC60

Compare the Acura RDX against the Volvo XC60. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the RDX stacks up against the XC60 in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new RDX or XC60. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2011 Acura RDX 2011 Volvo XC60
2011 Acura RDX 2011 Volvo XC60
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • FWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology Package
FWD 4dr 3.2L
  • FWD 4dr 3.2L
  • FWD 4dr 3.2L w/Moonroof
  • AWD 4dr 3.2L
  • AWD 4dr 3.2L w/Moonroof
  • FWD 4dr 3.2L R-Design w/Moonroof
  • AWD 4dr 3.2L R-Design w/Moonroof
  • AWD 4dr 3.0T w/Moonroof
  • AWD 4dr 3.0T R-Design w/Moonroof


MSRP $32,895 $32,900  
Invoice $30,647 $30,926
Avg. Paid $19,926 $21,019

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 8.1  
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.9
Performance 8.5 8.4
Interior 7.5 8.2
Cost to Own 8.6 8.6
Safety 9.0 9.7
Reliability 4.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

  • Good cargo-carrying capacity
  • Agile handling
  • Many standard features
  • Spacious interior
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Above-average reliability rating
  • Some low-rent interior materials
  • Turbocharged engine not thrifty on fuel

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.3L/- TBD - Gas I6 3.2L/195
MPG 19 City / 24 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 5 Door Wagon  


Wheelbase(in) 104.3 109.2  
Length, Overall (in) 180.7 182.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.6 74.4
Height, Overall (in) 65.1 67.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard  
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3743 3958  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.4 99
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 54.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 39.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.3 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 60.6 67.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 27.8 30.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Standard  
Leather Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6
Displacement 2.3L/- TBD - 3.2L/195
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 6000 240 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 4500 236 @ 3200
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Turning diameter 39.2 38.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5


Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.