2020 Volvo XC90
Features & Specs
2020 Acura MDX
Up to 400 hp
Horsepower
Up to 321 hp
Standard
Blind-Spot Monitoring
Available
Four-zone automatic
Climate Control
Tri-zone automatic
Available
Front Seat Massage Functionality
Not Available

2020 Volvo XC90 vs 2020 Acura MDX

Are you torn between a 2020 Volvo XC90 and a 2020 Acura MDX? If so, we can understand why. Both vehicles come with seating for six by way of second-row captain's chairs or seven. The Volvo XC90 and the Acura MDX also offer a wide array of luxurious features as well as hybrid models. Find out which is the right model for you by continuing on down below to our comparison where we break down everything each SUV has to offer!

2020 Volvo XC90 Power & Handling

Volvo offers the 2020 XC90 as both a gas-powered model and a plug-in hybrid model. The powertrain lineup consists of the T5, T6, and the T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid. The T5 consists of a 250 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that makes 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes paired with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The T6 is powered by a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain comes standard with all-wheel-drive. The same 2.0-liter engine as the T6 is paired with an 87-hp electric motor and battery for the T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid. The hybrid pumps out an impressive 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Acura MDX Power & Handling

The 2020 MDX is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that outputs 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The engine uses a nine-speed automatic transmission to shift gears. The engine can also be equipped with either front-wheel or all-wheel-drive. There is also the MDX Sport Hybrid which uses a 3.0-liter V6 and three electric motors. This setup grants the Sport Hybrid 321 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque. The Sport Hybrid comes standard with all-wheel-drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

2020 Volvo XC90 Features & Design

The luxury 2020 Volvo XC90 exceeds expectations when it comes to the number of features that come with each trim level. The base Momentum is anything but basic and comes fully loaded with heated washer nozzles, rear parking sensors, a power tailgate, roof rails, four-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic sunroof that lets in copious amounts of light. That's not all either the Momentum also comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, a 10-speaker sound system, and a 9-inch touchscreen. The Inscription adds ventilated front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, and a premium sound system. The Luxury package adds heated rear seats, front seat massage, and a heated steering wheel.

2020 Acura MDX Features & Design

The 2020 Acura MDX comes in one trim level that can then be outfitted with a variety of packages. The base model known as the Standard comes with a sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, tri-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, smartphone integration, and keyless entry. The first available package is Technology, which adds blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors, and 20-inch wheels. Next is the Advance package, which requires the Technology package. This package adds wider wheels, a heated steering wheel, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, and ventilated front seats. The Entertainment Package can be paired with either the Technology package or the Advance package and adds a premium sound system.

Conclusion:

While the 2020 Acura MDX put up a good fight, we have to give this one to the 2020 Volvo XC90. No other SUV on the market comes with as many driver assistance features standard as you'll find in a Volvo. The XC90 also offers Scandinavian styling and a copious amount of luxurious features that simply can't be beaten. We hope you will come on down to see us here at Volvo Cars Mall of Georgia to take the 2020 Volvo XC90 out for a test drive to experience the luxury of the XC90 for yourself!

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