2017 Lexus RX vs. 2017 Volvo XC90

2016 Lexus RX vs. 2016 Volvo XC90 Comparison In the luxury mid-size SUV class, there are a number of appealing options. If you’re looking for an SUV that starts in the $40,000-$50,000 range, you’ve probably come across the 2017 Lexus RX and the 2017 Volvo XC90 as options. Although both are fine SUVs, there are some clear differences between them.

Interior & Design

2016 Lexus RX Interior Seats2016 Volvo XC90 Interior Rear Seats

One of the most repeated compliments of the 2017 Lexus RX is that its interior is unmatched as far as comfort and quality. Impressing at first sight with a cabin full of premium materials, it only gets better when you sit down. Both the front and rear seats offer not only comfort, but also tons of leg and head room. The 2017 Volvo XC90 is also replete with premium materials and is certainly comfortable in its own right. The XC90 does have the advantage of a third row of seating, but that comes at a cost of less leg room for front and rear seat passengers. Unless you’re hauling a large family around, the RX is probably your best bet in this arena. Its edgier exterior design is also made to attract those luxury buyers looking for a sportier SUV, and not something more traditional such as the XC90.

Technology & Safety

2016 Lexus RX Technology & Dashboard2016 Volvo XC90 Technology and Safety

Both the 2017 RX and 2017 XC90 are equipped with infotainment systems featuring similarly-sized display screens and audio systems. Both vehicles also include technology and convenience features such as Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, auxiliary inputs, USB jacks, voice recognition, dual-zone climate control and rearview camera. Both vehicles are also outfitted with all of the latest safety features, making them both IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners in 2016.


2016 Lexus RX Engine & Performance2016 Volvo XC90 SUV Engine and Performance

The 2017 RX 350 comes standard with a 3.5 liter, direct-injection V6 engine that is mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 XC90 features a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, also mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Although the engines are different, they put out similar performance, though the RX does get slightly better gas mileage than the XC90. While drivers like the handling of both vehicles, the RX has an advantage when it comes to the comfort of the ride. This is partly due to its new MacPherson struts and Adaptive Variable Suspension system that dampers firmness and steering behavior for better responsiveness.

Verdict2016 Lexus RX for sale in Wilmington, DE

While both SUVs certainly deserve their status at the top of the class, the luxurious comfort, roominess and smooth ride of the RX gives it the edge. View our 2017 Lexus RX inventory in Wilmington, DE, and then schedule a 2017 Lexus RX test drive at our Lexus dealership serving Delaware, Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA.

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