2018 - Would you buy this SUV again?

#1
Looking to trade my 2017 Subaru Forester XT Touring for a fair loaded XC60. How has the reliability been? Any concerns you have about your vehicle? Would you buy it again? Likes/Dislikes? Consumer Reports gives it a poor reliability rating...otherwise, I love the vehicle and torn between the 18 XC60 AWD or the the 2019 Acura RDX Advance Package.

Any help or thoughts/input is greatly appreciated. Thank you all, in advance, for your support!
 
#3
We have owned the XC60 t6 for a month now with zero regrets . We to checked out the Acura as we have in the past its a lot cheaper and seemed pretty comparable until you look a little deeper, really little tech for a high end SUV. Also my big complaint is that Acura is always changing the look and engine to what's seems every year trying to find their identity . Don't want a car that in six months is last years model that has little to do with the past one. Really like the approach of a 7 year run with minor changes . So saw the projected reliability and wonder how true that is CR has always leaned towards Japanese Cars. So with Volvo there are two engines for the US market plus the Hybrid so I would say a lot more engineering went into that and the engines have been out for awhile with almost zero complaints. Take note how CR praises tesla for their display and says Volvo's is distracting ?? Volvo stands behind their products more than most. What other manufacture gives a fix it once lifetime warranty?
 
#4
Looking to trade my 2017 Subaru Forester XT Touring for a fair loaded XC60. How has the reliability been? Any concerns you have about your vehicle? Would you buy it again? Likes/Dislikes? Consumer Reports gives it a poor reliability rating...otherwise, I love the vehicle and torn between the 18 XC60 AWD or the the 2019 Acura RDX Advance Package.

Any help or thoughts/input is greatly appreciated. Thank you all, in advance, for your support!
I just joined the forum but may be able to help since I leased both a loaded 2019 XC60 Inscription ($67k list) and a 2019 Acura RDX Advance ($48k list). You may have already decided on one or the other, but here goes. I've owned Acuras for years, this is my first Volvo. The RDX is an excellent car—I had a 2016 and the new one is much improved. The Advance has all the bells and whistles of the XC60, and Acura has done a great job of sweating the details. The XC60 is also a great car, and is clearly a step above in luxury and performance. But it also cost almost $20,000 more. If value is important to you (as a Subaru owner, I think it would be) the Acura is an excellent choice. For me, it came down to dealers and wanting something different and more luxurious in choosing the Volvo. We have two homes—the Acura is at one, where we have an excellent local dealer. The Volvo is at the other, where the Acura dealer stinks (and availability of the SH-AWD Advance is scarce), we know the Volvo dealer (who had just what we wanted in stock) and we had more reason to have something more prestigious.

I will say that both cars are really excellent in many ways, each has their pluses and minuses, and you should be happy with either. Be forewarned that the tech in both needs considerable time to master (and I've been in a tech business since 1988). They each have their own logic and very different interfaces, so check that out in detail. And if you're leasing, the RDX is no bargain yet (neither was the 2019 XC60 but a leftover 2018 could be).

Hope that helps!
 
#5
Thanks, TominPS...money was not the issue for us as I, too, make a very good living as an EE. The XC60 we were looking at was a loaded T5. I just can't see spending more than about $50K on a car that will lose a ton of value after driving it off the lot and we don't keep our cars very long. We loved both and, for the money, the Acura won hands down. Bought a loaded Advance and felt like the HUD was superior, the engine and tranny were more refined and the ventilated seats here in FL were a plus. I totally agree on both infotainments having pluses and minuses. We have both mastered the system in the Acura after just a few days and find the interface to be clever and intuitive. I miss not having a touchscreen but Volvo's implementation does have its issues (like most implementations). I will look at Volvo's again, in the future, as we get new cars every few years due to my incurable disease...Carbuyingitis.
 


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