2017 Volvo XC60 vs Toyota RAV4
2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Toyota RAV4
  240 hp Horsepower 176 hp
  258 ft-lbs Torque 172 ft-lbs
  8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic
  Standard Navigation Optional
  Leather Upholstery Cloth

2017 Volvo XC60 vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

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Sophisticated and sporty, the 2017 Volvo XC60 is a compact crossover SUV that offers luxurious amenities for families. The RAV4 is also a family-friendly SUV that comes with an affordable price tag. Available with two turbocharged engines and the Geartronic transmission system, the Volvo XC60 beats the Toyota RAV4 in performance. Additionally, this Volvo model is loaded with high-end technology such as the Sensus Connect infotainment system and Harman Kardon sound system.

Performance Differences

The 2017 Volvo XC60 runs on a 2.0 L turbocharged engine that whips out a maximum of 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. With a net output of 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, a 2.0 L supercharged engine is also available in this Volvo crossover SUV. Equipped with a standard 2.5 L engine that's rated at 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, the Toyota RAV4 simply doesn't match the Volvo XC60's capabilities. Thanks to the eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission system, this Volvo model also offers superb handling. This patented transmission smoothly delivers power and torque to the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Instant Traction, which is more sophisticated than the Toyota RAV4 AWD with Dynamic Torque Control. The engineers at Volvo have also integrated the ECO+ Functionality with Automatic Start/Stop into the XC60 efficient powertrain.

Which SUV Is Safer?

Featuring the Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, the Collision Warning in the 2017 Volvo XC60 is more advanced than the Toyota RAV4's Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. The Full Auto Brake will promptly stop this Volvo crossover SUV if a front crash is likely to occur. Equipped with the City Safety package, the XC60 is also safer to drive in urban settings than the RAV4. The City Safety function is only active when this Volvo moves slower than 30 mph. Driving in the XC60 on auto pilot also comes with little worries thanks to the Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist. This innovative cruise control system is more advanced than the RAV4's Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Both of these vehicles offer a system that monitors the driver's blind zone in real time. Additionally, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert is available in the Volvo XC60 and Toyota RAV4. The Road Sign Information, Distance Alert Control and Driver Alert Control are some other class-leading safety amenities that are installed in this Volvo crossover SUV.


The 2017 Volvo XC60 boasts the Sensus Connect infotainment system, which includes a GPS navigation unit with voice recognition and the Real Time Traffic Information service. The Toyota RAV4's Entune multimedia console cannot compete with the Sensus Connect platform. Thanks to the Volvo on Call, it's even possible to log on to a wireless internet network while riding in the XC60. Additionally, the Volvo on Call application offers a convenient way to remotely manage the vehicle. When it comes to entertainment, the Volvo XC60 Harman Kardon sound system delivers great acoustics. Featuring a dozen total speakers, this audio system includes the Dirac Live technology that uniformly distributes sound throughout the vehicle's entire cabin. Powered by JBL GreenEdge technology, the Toyota RAV4 best audio system only offers up to 11 total speakers.

If you're interested in test driving the 2017 Volvo XC60, visit our dealership today. Capital is your local Volvo dealer near Thomasville and Valdosta, GA. After you drive in this premium Volvo crossover SUV, you'll agree that it has more to offer than the Toyota RAV4.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.