Volvo XC60 vs Lexus RX Model Comparison at Volvo Cars Cincinnati East

It's certainly no secret that midsize luxury crossover SUVs have exploded in popularity throughout the last decade. Buyers appreciate their tremendous versatility and sharp styling paired with a premium interior that's packed with advanced technology. The award-winning Volvo XC60 sets the benchmark that all midsize luxury SUVs strive to emulate. To help illustrate why the XC60 remains the best choice in the segment, Volvo Cars Cincinnati has assembled this in-depth comparison with one of its top competitors - the Lexus RX. Let's take a closer look.

2022 Volvo XC60 vs 2022 Lexus RX

Volvo XC60
Lexus RX

2022 Volvo XC60 B5 Momentum AWD


2022 Lexus RX 350 AWD Base

$44,950 ✓


22 / 28 / 24 ✓

MPG (city/hwy/combined)

19 / 26 / 22
18.7 feet ✓

Turning Radius

22.6 feet
Standard ✓

Roof Rails

Standard ✓

Wireless Phone Charging

9.0-inch ✓

Standard Touchscreen Size

Standard, Driver ✓

Seat Memory

Driver & Passenger ✓

Heated Front Seats

Standard ✓

Power Sunroof

63.3 cubic feet ✓

Max Cargo Capacity

56.3 cubic feet
3 Years / 36,000 Miles ✓

Scheduled Maintenance

1 Year / 10,000 Miles

Right from the very start, the Volvo XC60 enjoys a significant price advantage over the Lexus RX 350 when comparing base trim levels, each equipped with all-wheel drive. This exceptional value continues to grow when you compare fuel economy figures. The XC60 tops the RX 350 across all three MPG ratings, helping you get the most out of every mile, thanks in no small part to the standard Volvo 48-volt hybrid system. A turning radius that's nearly 5 feet shorter than the RX helps the XC60 easily maneuver in or out of a tight parking space, and it's worth noting that a larger cargo area is something you can't get on the Lexus RX 350 at any price.

Volvo XC60 R-Design Interior
Volvo XC60 Cargo Capacity

Standard roof rails expand the impressive cargo-carrying capabilities of the XC60 even further while Lexus shoppers will have to shell out additional cash for the same feature. Once you step inside, you'll discover an array of premium standard features not found on the Lexus RX, including a larger standard infotainment touch screen and wireless smartphone charging both included as standard equipment on the Volvo XC60. 

Comparing the seating amenities of both SUVs, the advantage again goes to Volvo. The XC60 comes standard with heated front seats along with a driver's seat memory function to help you find your ideal driving position. You'll also enjoy a standard power sunroof to enjoy fresh air and sunlight on the way to your destination. The XC60 is also the far better option for those who enjoy extended weekend getaways thanks to its massive 63.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Finally, you'll enjoy peace of mind from knowing that your first three scheduled maintenance visits are covered by Volvo. For comparison, Lexus only includes one scheduled maintenance visit.

Car and Driver Editors' Choice Award

Car and Driver Editors' Choice Award - Volvo XC60

The 2021 Volvo XC60 won the Car and Driver Editors' Choice award for Best Compact Luxury SUV. Car and Driver praised the handsome interior and exterior styling, impressive fuel economy, and cutting-edge safety technology in particular, calling the Volvo XC60 an "upscale and thoughtfully designed package."

Volvo XC60 Styling

Winner - Volvo XC60

Now that we've counted the results, the obvious winner of this competitive comparison is the Volvo XC60. Lexus cannot compete with the exceptional value, luxurious interior amenities, efficiency, safety, and versatility found on every XC60. Ready to experience the XC60 for yourself? Our team at Volvo Cars Cincinnati East is standing by to help you choose the right model for your lifestyle.