2019 Volvo XC90 vs 2019 Acura MDX
2019 Volvo XC90 2019 Acura MDX
MPG (City/Hwy) *
  22/29 20/27
Ground Clearance
  9.4 in. 7.3 in.
Parking Assistance
  Standard Available on other styles

2019 Volvo XC90 vs 2019 Acura MDX

Serving Houston, TX

Luxury SUVs are some of the most sought-after vehicles that are on the market today. The 2019 Volvo XC90 and 2019 Acura MDX are two of the top contenders in their class, but only one can sit at the top of the ranks. Each SUV has exceptional styling as well as stunning good looks. Let's see how each vehicle stands up when being compared and contrasted.

Exterior Appearance

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is stunning from all angles. This luxury SUV comes in four trim levels, including the Momentum, Inscription, R-Design, and Excellence. The front grille of this SUV is beautifully crafted in the center of the front fascia, and there are elegantly designed "Thor-Hammer" LEDs that encases both sides of the grille. The fog lights appear to be well-crafted into the frame, and there are subtle contours along the body. The taillights frame the vehicle's shape perfectly. In other words, this Scandinavian design at its finest. The 2019 Acura MDX has a bigger, more bruising exterior thanks to its muscular body. Acura's front grille looks impressive with its intricate design, and the front LEDs have a beautiful asymmetrical shape. Body contours can be seen on the hood and the lower side-door panels. On an overall level, the MDX falls desperately short when being compared to its competitor, but it still possesses eye-catching looks to a certain degree. Acura also offers optional packages to enhance this SUV's appearance.


The 2019 XC90 is loaded with advanced technologies. This SUV has a phenomenal nine-inch Sensus touchscreen that's very responsive. Navigation and popular apps can be accessed from this screen. The vehicle's Digital Driver Display glows in a vibrant blue color, and it can adjust to the surrounding brightness of the cabin. The XC90 has been equipped with a booming Bowers & Wilkins audio system. This 19-speaker system produces an earth-shattering sound. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have also been added for fast connections to external devices. The MDX comes equipped with heated front seats and built-in navigation. For fast pairing to external devices, smartphone users will love having access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technologies. There's a powered moonroof as well as various preventive-safety features, including Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Acura also offers an eight-inch touchscreen display.

Additional Features

The Volvo XC90 hosts an elegant interior cabin with its wooden inlays and leather-appointed seats. Up to seven individuals can seat comfortably in this cabin. The XC90's crystal-gear shifter is very innovative, and there are massage/ventilated features in the seats. With the rear seats folded down, occupants will receive up to 85.7 cubic-feet of cargo space. The Acura MDX has a lot of great features, including an intuitive cabin. Up to six people can seat in this SUV, and the second-row seats possess One-Touch Smart Slide capability. Of course, the MDX utilizes premium leather to the fullest in its cabin. Depending on the trim of choice, Acura offers three different powertrains. This vehicle also has paddle shifters.

All in all, the 2019 Volvo XC90 wins this competition because of its range of technologies and good-looks. The MDX has excellent features, but it lacks overall good-looks.

* Estimated city and highway mpg. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy combinations. Estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine and transmission combinations. Your actual mileage will vary.