The 2019 Volvo XC40 vs. the 2019 Acura RDX - Which luxury crossover reigns supreme?

Take a brief ride around Trevose these days, and we can almost guarantee you'll see a wealth of luxury crossovers on the open road. Of course, that's no great surprise given the perks that the segment offers. Luxury crossovers combine the fit and finish that premium cars, along with immense capability that's always been endemic to crossovers and SUVs. In fact, few vehicles on the road today exemplify this fusion quite like the new 2019 Volvo XC40. And just to show you how well it does so, we've made a brief comparison that pits the 2019 Volvo XC40 against another popular luxury crossover, the 2019 Acura RDX.


Now, for a lot of folks here in Trevose, it's all about picking at car that's powerful and engaging to drive. Take a look at the performance records of both the 2019 Volvo XC40 and the 2019 Acura RDX, and you'll find both are stellar on all almost all fronts. In fact, we'll even concede that the 2019 Acura RDX has a little bit more horsepower overall than the 2019 Volvo XC40.

But what the Volvo XC40 may lack in raw muscle, it more than makes up for in terms of maneuverability. You see, while the new 2019 Acura RDX is tooled for comfort, it lags behind significantly in terms of overall responsiveness. In fact, many critics have noted that even the supposedly "sporty" 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec feels more like a lamb than a lion on the open road.

By comparison, even though the 2019 Volvo XC40 R-Design is smaller in stature, it more than lives up to its sporty style with a sport-tuned suspension, steering-wheel mounted shift paddles, and even cornering lights so you can carve through winding roads even on the darkest nights.

Tech & Features

While luxury may have once been defined purely by high-quality materials and exemplary fit and finish, nowadays technology is an increasingly influential factor in luxury car design.

Luckily, while the new 2019 Volvo XC40 certainly isn't lacking in those first two qualities, it positively pummels the 2019 Acura RDX on tech and feature availability.

You see, while both the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2019 Acura RDX feature outstanding and responsive infotainment systems, only the 2019 Volvo XC40 offers an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot on its available equipment list.

Plus, it stands to be mentioned just how thoroughly well-thought out the interior of the 2019 Volvo XC40 is. With space for nearly everything you might need, including door pockets big enough for a laptop bag, hanging hooks strategically placed throughout the cabin for coats, purses, and groceries, and even a waste bin integrated into the center console for small trash like wrappers and tissues, the 2019 Volvo XC40 is a masterclass in upscale yet functional interior design. So much so in fact, that the 2019 Acura RDX simply pales in comparison on overall interior quality.

Of course, that's not to say that the 2019 Volvo XC40 isn't handsomely appointed on the outside. In fact, those more stylistically inclined will love the fact that the 2019 Volvo XC40 features color contrasting two-tone paint schemes, providing a chic, modern aesthetic in an otherwise stuffy field of luxury crossover competitors. And suffice it to say that the 2019 Acura RDX doesn't measure up in this regard either, given that it's solid color paint schemes barely stray from the stock standard slate of colors.

Interested in learning more about why the 2019 Volvo XC40 is such a dominant force in Trevose?

If so, then you're going to want to pay us a visit here at Faulkner Volvo Cars Trevose. With our outstanding selection of new 2019 Volvo XC40 models for sale here in Trevose, we're confident you'll find the car of your dreams when you're shopping with us. Drop in today and let us take you on a tour of our new Volvo showroom.



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