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Compare the Volvo XC60 and Lexus RX 350 near Savannah

When safety is top of mind, but so is the heady rush of hastened acceleration; when the desire for streamlined style equals the inclination for something more practical; when you want a vehicle that stands out above all, which one do you choose? Though you have plenty of options in the luxury vehicle market here in greater Savannah, the new Volvo XC60 is one of the foremost luxury SUVs currently available.

Interested in the XC60 and how it competes with some of the best luxury SUVs today? We're glad you've landed here because we're about to go through what differentiates the XC60 from one of its main competing SUVs - the Lexus RX 350.

Volvo XC60: Model Overview

Before we provide more information about how the RX 350 and XC60 compare, here's what you should know about the Volvo XC60.

  • Offers you a choice of either AWD or FWD for a tailored driving experience
  • Power ranges from 250-horsepower to 400-horsepower
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy (T5 models) clocks in at about 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway
  • Cargo capacity expands to up to 63.3 cubic feet
  • Seating affords room for up to five passengers
  • Sensus Connect Infotainment enriches every trip
  • While some safety features are options, the majority of advanced safety features are standard

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Exterior shot of the 2019 Lexus RX shown in Silver Lining Metallic

Volvo XC60 vs. Lexus RX 350

Now that you have a more concrete understanding of the basics, let's delve into how what the new XC60 offers compares to the RX 350, categorically.

Performance & Efficiency

The XC60 model lineup has three powertrain options. The first, standard on T5 models, provides an impressive 250-horsepower. The second, standard on T6 models, provides 316-horsepower. The third option, standard on T8 plug-in hybrid models, kicks out 400-horsepower. This last option offers not only more power, but also better EPA-estimated fuel efficiency ratings, providing up to 58 mpgE with the battery and engine in use, and then around 26 mpg, combined, once the battery's charge is depleted.

How does the RX 350 compare? It comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 295-horsepower. Meanwhile, fuel efficiency is estimated by the EPA to be 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway for this SUV, making the Volvo more efficient (and also available with more overall horsepower).

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Practicality & Space

The Lexus RX 350 is categorized as midsize, while the Volvo XC60 is categorized as compact. That gives the Volvo undeniably agile handling, but how does it stack up to the Lexus where practical space is concerned? As it happens, both the Lexus RX 350 and Volvo XC60 have enough seating to accommodate five passengers. You may be pleasantly surprised about cargo space, too, because the XC60's maximum 63.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity eclipses that of the RX 350 by about 7 cubic feet.

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Infotainment & Technology

The Lexus RX 350 offers an updated infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen for easy control and access of your media and music on-the-go. But the Volvo XC60, too, comes with an intuitive infotainment setup, and even boasts a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment interface. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are available in the XC60, but not the RX 350.

Safety & Security

If safety is something about which you're concerned, then the new Volvo XC60 won't disappoint. This Volvo SUV comes standard with everything from a driver drowsiness monitor to Volvo Safety City technology, which helps prevent collisions before they happen. The Lexus RX 350, meanwhile, offers Lexus Safety System+, a similar pre-collision system.

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Ready to learn more about the Volvo XC60 and how it stacks up to the rest of the competition here in Savannah? Feel free to contact us online or by phone today here at Volvo Cars Savannah for further assistance!


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