2023 Volvo XC90 Vs. 2023 Acura MDX: Specs, Size, Performance

2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2023 Acura MDX

If you're looking for a luxurious new three-row SUV for sale, you'll want to compare two top options: the 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2023 Acura MDX. These spacious SUVs stack up nicely in many areas, but the deeper you look, one holds significant advantages over the other.

We invite you to see our Acura MDX vs. Volvo XC90 review to learn how these three-row luxury SUVs compare in key areas like performance, efficiency, dimensions, and features. By the end of this Volvo XC90 vs. Acura MDX comparison, we hope you've determined which model is your preferred next automobile.

Volvo XC90 vs. Acura MDX Performance and Efficiency

Luxury SUV buyers seek next-level performance, capability, comfort, and amenities when shopping for a vehicle, so let's start our Volvo XC90 vs. Acura MDX review in the performance arena. The 2023 Volvo XC90 comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor, providing a mild hybrid powertrain setup that generates 258 pound-feet of torque and 247 horsepower.

Model 2023 Volvo XC90 B5 AWD 2023 Acura MDX
Horsepower 247 @ 5,500 rpm 290 @ 6,200 rpm
Towing Capacity 4,000 lbs2 3,500 lbs2
EPA-estimated MPG (combined) 251 221
Seating Capacity Up to 7 Up to 7
Torque 258 lb-ft 267 lb-ft
Cargo Space 85.7 cu ft 95.0 cu ft
Length 195 in 198.4 in
0-60 7.3 sec 5.5 sec

Unlike the highly advanced performance hybrid powertrain of the 2023 Volvo XC90, the 2023 Acura MDX uses a more conventional engine: a 3.5-liter V-6. With 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque on tap, the new Acura MDX certainly holds its own against the Volvo XC90 in the power department. It also comes standard with an automatic transmission and AWD.

However, the new Volvo XC90 has another trick up its sleeve. Opt for the 2023 Volvo XC90 B6 AWD edition, and performance is upgraded to 295 horsepower.

But how does fuel efficiency fare with these models? When you compare the standard model of the Acura MDX vs. Volvo XC90, you find that the Volvo vehicle boasts a substantial advantage in gas mileage.

Select a 2023 Volvo XC90 as your family's next SUV to enjoy up to an EPA-estimated 22/28/25 MPG1 (City/Highway/Combined) rating that tops the Acura MDX.

Acura MDX vs. Volvo XC90 Dimensions

Another critical factor for luxury SUV shoppers is interior space. Whether you're planning to transport up to seven occupants or fold two rows of seating for more cargo capacity, a three-row luxury SUV like the Volvo XC90 or Acura MDX could be the right choice for you.

The overall length of these two luxury SUV models is similar, but the 2023 Volvo XC90 rides on a longer wheelbase at 117.5 inches, compared to the shorter 113.8-inch wheelbase of the 2023 Acura MDX. The result is more space between the Volvo SUV's front row and cargo hold than the Acura SUV. This is especially noticeable in the third row of the Volvo XC90 compared to the Acura MDX.

The 2023 Volvo XC90 provides 31.9 inches of third-row legroom compared to just 29 inches in the Acura MDX. While both SUVs offer seating for up to seven, you can promote a more comfortable journey for all your passengers when you select the new Volvo XC90 and its roomy third row.

Compare Acura MDX and Volvo XC90 Cabin Amenities

The 2023 Volvo XC90 offers an array of premium features inside its luxurious interior that you won't find available in the Acura MDX. Premium Nappa leather seating and heated and ventilated front seats with a multi-point massaging feature help ensure that you arrive at every destination refreshed and ready for what's next.

An air purifier protects you and other occupants from particulate matter while sound deadening and a laminated panoramic moonroof with a power sunshade keep the cabin quiet and serene. Fire up the available Bowers & Wilkins® high-fidelity audio system to experience next-level sound through this high-powered 1,410 watt sound system featuring 19 precision-tuned speakers and an innovative fresh-air subwoofer.

Other amenities you won't find on the Acura SUV include Volvo XC90 features like the Pilot Assist advanced driver aid and the stunning crystal gear shifter made exclusively for Volvo cars.

Explore New Volvo XC90 Options Near You

Now that we have compared the 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2023 Acura MDX, isn't it time for a closer look at the new Volvo XC90 for sale?

You can explore our Volvo car dealership's new Volvo inventory online to get a better idea of your options for securing a Volvo XC90 or any other new Volvo car or SUV model.

With attractive Volvo XC90 lease and finance offers available, now is the time to consider upgrading to one of these luxurious and advanced new SUVs at your local Volvo car dealership.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Acura MDX bigger than the Volvo XC90?

The Volvo XC90 is taller, wider, and rides on a longer wheelbase than the Acura MDX. The Acura MDX is slightly longer overall, but due to the Volvo XC90 SUV's longer wheelbase, the Volvo SUV model provides substantially more third-row legroom than its rival from Acura. We invite you to tour and test drive a new Volvo XC90 at our Volvo car dealership to explore its size and dimensions.

Is a Volvo car more expensive to maintain than an Acura vehicle?

The cost to maintain a Volvo car like the 2023 Volvo XC90 is similar to an Acura automobile like the 2023 Acura MDX. According to Edmunds, the 2023 Volvo XC90 has a five-year average maintenance cost lower than the 2023 Acura MDX SUV's maintenance costs over the same period. Repair costs could be more for the Volvo SUV, with total maintenance and repair costs being similar between the two models.

Which is bigger, the Volvo XC90 or the Acura MDX?

The Volvo XC90 and Acura MDX are similarly sized, with the Volvo SUV model being wider, taller, and based on a longer wheelbase than the Acura MDX. However, the Acura MDX is a little longer than the Volvo XC90. Still, with their similar dimensions, you'll enjoy seven-passenger seating and substantial cargo capacity in both models. The Volvo XC90 might feel bigger due to its greater third-row legroom.

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1The fuel consumption figures are based on WLTP data obtained under specific testing conditions. The real-life fuel consumption achieved under real conditions varies depending on driving behavior and other external factors.

2When properly equipped.

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