2024 Acura MDX vs 2024 Volvo XC90

2024 Acura MDX vs 2024 Volvo XC90
2024 Volvo XC90
Build Your Acura
Compare Other Models
Own Your Acura

2024 Acura MDX vs 2024 Volvo XC90

If you're in the market for a luxury SUV, you'll want to consider the 2024 Acura MDX and the 2024 Volvo XC90. Both these vehicles have a lot to offer, including advanced technology, spacious interiors, and powerful engines. Check the comparison of these two SUVs in several key areas and see which is right for you.

Notable Changes from the Previous Year

Acura MDX sees no changes for 2024, so it rolls into the new year the same SUV it was for 2023. The 2023 model was completely redesigned, including a new exterior design, infotainment system, and upgraded powertrain options.

The 2024 Volvo XC90 is a predominantly carryover model. That said, Volvo makes a handful of minor changes to the SUV's features and options menus, the most notable of which is the demise of the Dark theme and its black exterior trim pieces.

Infotainment and Technology Comparison Features

The 2024 MDX has an impressive 12.3-inch infotainment display with a touchpad controller mounted at the center console. The car also comes with a 12.3-inch digital display gauge and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.

On the other hand, all XC90s come with a tablet-like 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is pleasing to the eye. Further to that, each model of the car is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. A mobile Wi-Fi hotspot is an optional add-on.

Exterior Design and Interior Comfort Comparison

The interior of the MDX has a luxurious and premium feel, especially in the high-end trims. These trims feature French-stitched leather on the dashboard, open-pore wood mixed with metal accents, and piano-black accents.

Acura has ensured that the MDX is equipped with various creature comforts, including dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and leather upholstery. The front seats are not only comfortable but also supportive, and they can be adjusted in 16 different ways and offer massage functions. In terms of cargo space, the MDX impresses with up to 95.0 cubic feet available when the second and third rows are folded.

On the other hand, the XC90's interior is truly a work of art. It boasts an attractive design and high-quality materials throughout. Passengers will appreciate the generous amount of space, especially in the second row, which offers ample legroom and headroom. When it comes to cargo space, the XC90 doesn't disappoint either. It provides 41.8 cubic feet behind the second row and an impressive 85.7 cubic feet when the second and third rows are folded.

Performance Features Comparison

The regular MDX is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine with 290 horsepower. It's mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available as an option.

For the Volvo XC90, the B5 and B6 powertrains obtain push from the electric motor. B5 models feature a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 247 horsepower. Moving up to the B6 powertrain, available on Plus and standard on Ultimate trim levels, increases output to 295 horsepower.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features Comparison

Acura has been adding more and more standard driver-assistance tech to its cars, and the MDX provides several desirable features. Forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are all standard. The A-Spec and Advance models have additional features like a head-up display, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic emergency braking.

Volvo's commitment to safety is legendary, and its three-row crossover has a loaded roster of driver-assistance technology. Standard features include forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking. You also get blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert along with lane-departure warning. The XC90 also comes standard with adaptive cruise control. It can bring the vehicle to a complete stop in heavy traffic and resume at the push of a button.

Trim Comparison Chart

2024 Acura MDX 2024 Volvo XC90
MSRP* $67,408 $76,160
Engine litres (L) 3.5 2.0
Cylinder configuration V6 I4
Horsepower (hp) 290 295
Torque (lb.-ft.) 267 310
Fuel economy - city (L/100 km) NA 10.9
Fuel economy - highway (L/100 km) NA 8.6
Fuel economy - combined (L/100 km) NA 8.6 - 10.9
Exterior length (mm) 5,039 4,953 
Exterior body width (mm) 1,999 1,923
Exterior body height (mm) 1,725 1,770
Wheelbase (mm) 2,891 2,985
Interior cargo volume (L) 513 357
Maximum interior cargo volume (L) 513 357
Front legroom (mm) 1,057 1,039
Rear legroom (mm) 978 940
Front headroom (mm) 978 988
Rear headroom (mm) 968 978
Front shoulder room (mm) 1,572 1,466

Contact Us

Ultimately, the 2024 Acura MDX and the 2024 Volvo XC90 have much to offer. The MDX has a more spacious third row and better handling, which is why we recommend it. To reserve yours, it's best to test drive it at West Side Acura and see which if it fits your needs and budget.

*All pricing is based on Ontario MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.

Contact Us

    Contact Us