Volvo XC60 vs Lexus RX350

Which Luxury SUV is Right for You? The Volvo XC60 or the Lexus RX350?

SUVs have grown, over the years, into some of the most popular vehicles on the road. Their blooming prominence has also transformed the SUV market into one of the most competitive segments of the auto industry. Nowhere is that more true than in the luxury market. With customers already expecting the best, brands have to work harder than ever to stay on top.

For instance, in 2018 the Volvo XC60 underwent a redesign. While many of its core tenets were maintained for its longtime fans, the newest models are slimmer, more powerful, and packed full of modern features. It's more than a match for many of its competitors. If you need proof, just look at how it compares to the Lexus RX350.


The 2018 Volvo XC60

Peformance: 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (250 horsepower, 258 pounds-feet of torque, 22/28 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter turbocharged/supercharged inline-4 (316 horsepower, 295 pounds-feet of torque, 21/27 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter turbocharged/supercharged inline-4 w plug-in hybrid (400 horsepower, 472 pounds-feet of torque)

Feature Options: Panoramic Moonroof, Leather Seats, LED Headlights, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Ventilated Seating, Massage Seating, Bowers & Wilkins Sound System, Intellisafe City Safety System, Sensus Infotainment System

Starting Price: $41,500

The 2018 Lexus RX350

Performance: 3.5-liter V6 (295 horsepower, 267 pounds-feet of torque, 20/27 miles per gallon), 3.5-liter V6 (290 horsepower, 267 pounds-feet of torque, 19/26 miles per gallon, 3.5-liter V6 w/ 123-kW electric motor (259 horsepower, 247 pounds-feet of torque, 31/28 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Rain-Sensing Wipers, Dual-Zone Climate Control, HomeLink Garage-Door Opener, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Lexus Safety System+, Panoramic View Monitor

Starting Price: $45,00


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To be sure, the Lexus RX350 has some good things going for it. It offers a rich selection of features, both standard and optional. It even has a few options that the XC60 doesn't. That being said, it also comes with a higher starting price. You're paying more for the RX350 right out of the gate. The XC60's standard engine isn't as powerful as the RX350's, but it has a more impressive overall range of performance. Many drivers also prefer the XC60's softer style to the aggressive angles that define the RX350's look.

If you'd like to learn more about everything the Volvo XC60 has to offer, consider dropping us a line at Volvo of Perrysburg. The staff at our dealership serves customers in Sylvania, Toledo, Monroe, and more. We'd be more than happy to tell you everything you need to know about this impressive SUV.

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