Compare The Volvo XC60 vs. The Competition

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Easily Compare the Volvo XC60 with Other Luxury SUVs in Austin

Comparing luxury vehicles can be a hassle as there are many things to consider, from safety features to engine specs to cabin dimensions. Our Volvo dealership helps car shoppers compare vehicles so that they can make an informed decision and enjoy the model they buy. We often help drivers compare the new Volvo XC60 for sale in Austin, and this stylish luxury SUV stands out in many ways. Below, we compare the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Lexus NX so that drivers can find the perfect fit for their next vehicle.

What Luxury SUV Class is the Volvo XC60 Part Of?

The new Volvo XC60 is a luxury mid-size SUV that blends an elegant exterior with a spacious cabin. You'll enjoy a sporty feel and capability through tough driving conditions and tasks, such as when towing. The Volvo XC60 and the models we're comparing it with each have seating for five passengers and ample cargo space, so they're versatile options for Lakeway drivers with a lot on their plate.

Volvo XC60 vs. BMW X3

  • The Volvo XC60 has a sleeker exterior style than the BMW X3 with a little less length, but that doesn't impact cabin space. This new Volvo SUV offers Bee Cave more passenger space than the BMW SUV, and the XC60 has clear advantages in key areas, such as the amount of legroom in both rows.
  • This luxury SUV category does a great job of exciting car shoppers with agile handling and smooth acceleration, and those traits shine in the Volvo XC60. It offers a tighter turning radius than the BMW X3. The Volvo XC60 has a more extensive engine lineup with a 295-horsepower engine that bests the 248-horsepower engine of the X3.
  • If you're looking for modern engine options, the Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid option has an electric driving range of 35 miles and plenty of power for towing and more. The BMW X3 does not have a plug-in hybrid engine option.
  • Feature-wise, the Volvo XC60 and BMW X3 have many similarities with items such as driver-assist technologies and Apple CarPlay standard. The Volvo SUV does provide a more extensive standard feature package, offers finer materials such as Nappa leather seats, and has items such as a 360-degree camera view that the BMW X3 doesn't.

Volvo XC60 vs. Audi Q5

  • Having a spacious cabin makes a huge difference when it comes to passenger comfort and how many different ways you can use your luxury SUV. Comparing the cabins of the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 near Pflugerville will show that the Volvo SUV provides more passenger space in vital areas, such as front legroom and rear-row shoulder room, as well as a greater max cargo capacity than the Audi SUV provides.
  • Both of these luxury SUVs have two engines available. The Volvo XC60 provides much more power, 258 pound-feet of torque and 247 horsepower, with its standard engine than the Audi Q5 does, 201 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The XC60 also has the more powerful optional engine at 295 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque with the Audi Q5 optional engine only reaching 261 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.
  • The standard feature packages of the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 are again similar with popular features such as Apple CarPlay and forward collision warning. The Volvo XC60 stands out from the new Audi SUV with its available amenities, which range from items such as an air suspension to four-zone climate control to a 360-degree camera view , not in the Q5.

Volvo XC60 vs. Lexus NX

  • Drivers wanting a capable luxury SUV ready for weekend adventures, children's sports games, and more will find that the Lexus NX lacks the space of the Volvo XC60. The XC60 impresses with dimensions such as 56.3 inches of rear shoulder room and 38 inches of rear legroom, which easily outclasses the 54 inches of rear shoulder room and 36.1 inches of rear legroom in the Lexus NX.
  • The Volvo XC60 helps drivers adjust to trips with a roomy cargo area that can expand to up to 63.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The Lexus NX has a max cargo space of 46.9 cubic feet, which means leaving a lot of items behind or having to make multiple trips.
  • The standard engine of the Volvo XC60 has impressive efficiency to go with terrific power and performance. The standard engine of the Lexus NX does not make for an exciting ride as the 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque provide a sluggish feel without much of a bump in efficiency. Plus, the Volvo XC60 can tow up to 3,500 pounds while the Lexus SUV tops out at 2,000 pounds.
  • Several features of the Volvo XC60 reduce all sorts of hassles and make for more enjoyable experiences for every passenger. Items such as four-zone climate control and a screen display for the instrument cluster allow for greater control and customization, and you won't find such systems in the Lexus NX.





Visit Us to Experience the New Volvo XC60 for Yourself

We know how tough deciding between luxury SUVs can be, so we hope that this Volvo XC60 comparison helped with your search. You can see this offer for yourself when you visit our dealership, and our staff can answer any questions you have. There are many other luxury SUVs near San Marcos in our new Volvo inventory, so search through those if you're not sure the XC60 is the one for you.

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