The 2019 Volvo XC60 has been updated to include heated front seats. On top of that, it also features driver modes in its various trim levels. There are also plenty of features added to advanced trims.

In the case of the 2020 Acura MDX, expect no major changes made from its predecessor. It is loved for its composed handling. Seating up to seven people, there are other things to know about this ride.

Design & Style

Constructed with sportiness and modernity in mind, you will praise the 2019 Volvo XC60 for every detail found in it. The sturdy body is supported by its 18-inch wheels. The grille assembly is remarkable as well. It has a panoramic moonroof, LED headlights and taillights for that more contemporary vibe. The upscale cabin has been designed with comfort of passengers in mind.

Seating up to six people on its leather seats, passengers of the 2020 Acura MDX gets comfort from its 12-way power-adjustable front seats. The back seat has been cramped up though as there is less legroom that makes taller passengers feel stiff during a long ride.

Technology & Safety

The 2019 Volvo XC60 impresses in terms technology and safety features. There is a nine-inch touchscreen for its Sensus infotainment system, supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Advanced systems such as the run-off road mitigation and protection, oncoming lane mitigation, and driver drowsiness monitor are standard for this car. Other driver aids that can be found in the list of basics are collision mitigation with active braking, automatic braking after a collision, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, as well as large animal, pedestrian, and cyclist detection.

The 2020 Acura MDX is fitted with an eight-inch upper screen and a 7-inch lower touch screen. Standard features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, six USB ports, Bluetooth interface, an eight-speaker stereo, and Siri Eyes Free. Among its driver aids are automatic high beams, rearview camera, lane departure warning, and the AcuraWatch suite featuring adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and lane keep assist, among others.


There is a 3.5-liter, V6 engine under the hood of the 2020 Acura MDX. This can result in a yield of 290 horsepower. The XC60, on the other hand, comes in three engine configurations - the T5 with 250 horsepower, the four-cylinder T6 resulting in 316 horsepower, and the T8 which gives it a result of 400 horsepower. The XC60 scores high in terms of fuel efficiency with 22mpg (20mpg for the MDX) for city driving, and 29mpg (27mpg for the MDX) for highway driving.

The Bottom Line

This comparison has shown the many facets with which the XC60 wins its battle over the newer Acura MDX. With a design and a long list of technology and safety features, it deserves all the praises that it gets. The same its true for having a fuel efficient and power set of engines.

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