Luxury cars symbolize your status in a way that no other asset can. This is why you should be careful when making a choice. In this post, we are going to compare and contrast two popular models in the market, including the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Volvo XC60.

Design & Style

The 2021 Mazda is a 5-seater car with spacious and comfortable front seats. The rear seats are quite average in terms of space, and any tall passenger may have to adjust. The interior quality is pretty good, but not one of the nicest in class. Some of the materials may look out of proportion. There's not much on offer, in terms of cargo space.

The 2020 Volvo XC60 continues with its simple, yet extraordinary cabin design that is worth all the appreciation. There is enough room in both the rows to accommodate people of all sizes. The interior is full of high-grade materials and negligible amount of plastic. Standard features include synthetic leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats.

Technology & Safety

Mazda CX-5 comes standard with Mazda Connect infotainment system featuring USB ports, Bluetooth, HD radio, 4-speakers and 7-inch touch screen. Some basic features are missing in base model, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation system and stereo speakers. The bigger problem here is that the interface looks really outdated. As far as safety is concerned, you have a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, rear cross traffic alert and lane keep assist.

The 2020 Volvo XC60 comes standard with the award-winning Sensus infotainment system, which is critically acclaimed as one of the best in this segment. You get a bunch of physical controls along with intuitive touch screen, making the experience even more user-friendly. Drivers will have no issue controlling, while on the go. Some of the standard safety features include driver drowsiness monitoring, rearview camera, run-off road mitigation, oncoming lane mitigation, collision mitigation and lane keep assist.


With the Mazda CX-5, there are three engine options, of which the four-cylinder powertrain is standard. It can put out 187-HP of power that is only good enough for daily commute. There are plenty of options with the XC60, which has a base engine configuration of 250-HP turbocharged, and you can upgrade to the more muscular plug-in hybrid powertrain that can ramp up to 400 HP

The Bottom Line

Given the above comparison, we can safely conclude that the 2020 XC60 is one of the best vehicles in this segment. It offers an all-round appeal, not only in terms of interior styling and space, but also technology and performance.

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Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2020 Volvo XC60 now!


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