Volvo XC60 Competitive Comparison

Why Choose the 2021 Volvo XC60 Over the Competition?

If you're in the market for a luxury mid-size SUV that's dynamic, agile, and engineered around safety, look no further than the Volvo XC60.

Volvo offers a variety of buying options including purchase, lease, or a flexible subscription program called Care by Volvo.


Blending innovation and performance, the Volvo XC60 offers drivers with four unique powertrain choices:

  • T5 FWD/AWD (250-horsepower & 258 pound-feet of torque)
  • T6 AWD (316-horsepower & 295 pound-feet of torque)
  • Recharge T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid (400-horsepower & 472 pound-feet of torque)
  • Recharge T8 eAWD Polestar Engineered (415-horsepower & 472 pound-feet of torque)

The Recharge Plug-In Hybrid option allows you to combine a powerful driving experience with fuel efficiency. Utilizing both powertrains expands your driving range to 520 miles on a single tank with 57 MPGe. Charging is made easy by plugging directly into your household outlet. Here is a video that shows how easy it works!


Our most advanced intelligent safety solutions with driver assist features protect you and your passengers as a result of decades of innovation. These solutions include Driver Assist with Cross Traffic Detection, Intelligent driver assist system, Blind Spot Detection System (BLIS), Lane Keeping Aid, Park Assist Camera, and City Safety with Collision Warning. Here is a video that shows how City Safety with Standard Pedestrian Detection works to keep those both inside and outside the vehicle safe.


Boasting four distinctive model configurations, the XC60 comes available in a variety of engaging trim levels, including the Momentum, Inscription, R-Design, and Polestar Engineered.

Hand-crafted with precision and meticulous attention to detail, the 2021 Volvo XC60 sports a Scandinavian-inspired design that's accentuated by its luxurious interior and suite of standard performance-based features. At first glance, you'll notice the XC60's aerodynamic exterior design, which speaks volumes to its fast and efficient on-road capability. The Panoramic Roof is standard on the XC60 and provides passengers with a sky video for their ride. Check out the experience here. Featuring Thor's Hammer LED headlights in the front and radiant LED taillights in the back, the XC60 basks in its illumination and provides drivers with an unparalleled sense of clarity when traversing the open highways after the sun goes down. Here is a video that shows the spaciousness of the XC60 with flat folding rear seats.


Taking a closer look at the intelligent technology features dispersed throughout the XC60's cabin, it's no surprise that this luxury SUV sets itself apart from the competition. Setting the standard when it comes to connectivity, the XC60 allows you to Connect to Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ and control popular apps like Waze navigation from the 9" Sensus Touchscreen. Reimagined to give drivers incomparable capability behind the wheel, the XC60 makes it easy to take phone calls, switch between driving modes, and toggle various infotainment features without ever taking your hands off the wheel. Here is a video that showcases the Pilot Assist technology available.

2021 Volvo XC60 FWD

2021 Audi Q5 AWD

2021 BMW X3 RWD

2021 Mercedes GLC RWD

2021 Lexus NX FWD

Base MSRP$44,000$43,300$43,000$43,200$37,510
Standard Active BLISStandardWarning OnlyWarning OnlyOptionalWarning Only
Rear Collision MitigationStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableOptionalNot Available
Panoramic MoonroofStandardOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Auto-Dimming Exterior MirrorsStandardOptionalDriver Side OnlyDriver Side OnlyStandard
LED Headlights w/ Active BendingStandardNot AvailableOptionalNot AvailableOptional
Keyless Entry w/ Hands Free Power TailgateStandardOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Standard UpholsteryLeatherLeatherLeatheretteLeatheretteLeatherette
Spare TireStandardStandardOptionalOptionalStandard
Warranty Maintenance36 mo./36K036 mo./36K012 mo./10K
Width83.3 / 78.784.3 / 74.584.4 / 74.482.5 / 74.483.9
38.0 / 38.040.2 / 37.741.1 / 38.537.8 / 38.537.4 / 38.0
41.5 / 38.041.0 / 37.8*40.3 / 36.440.8 / 37.342.8 / 36.1
Shoulder Room
58.2 / 56.357.7 / 56.557.6 / 56.057.3 / 56.557.3 / 55.3
Curb Weight4,0084,0453,9313,8893,940
MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)22 / 29 / 2523 / 28 / 2525 / 29 / 2722 / 29 / 2522 / 28 / 25
Source: Data is from Autoplanner (October 2020) for all car models shown.
*With Sunroof

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