2021 Volvo XC60 vs 2021 Infiniti QX50 Comparison in Torrance, CA

When shopping for your next new luxury small SUV, you'll find a lot of great options including the latest 2021 Volvo XC60 and the 2021 Infiniti QX50. So, which one would be a better investment in your needs and desires? Below, we offer some help deciding with a side-by-side comparison of what separates these two luxury SUVs. At first glance, it may seem like you could save a bit by going with the Infiniti QX50, but look just beyond the starting MSRP, and we think you'll agree that you get so much more for your money with a new Volvo XC60. See what we mean below, then contact us about a test drive at Volvo Cars South Bay.

Volvo XC60 gearshift and steering wheel side view

2021 Volvo XC60 vs Infiniti QX50: Interior Comparison

Inside, both luxury small SUVs offer a comfortable amount of space for up to five passengers along with generous cargo capacities whether the rear seat is upright or folded. You'll also find they share features you would expect in this segment such as automatic dual-zone climate control, power seats, and quality sound systems. However, consider a few important advantages that you'll also get standard on any Volvo XC60. Standard features like leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, and auto-dimming mirrors will all cost extra as upgrades in an Infiniti QX50. The simple fact of the matter is that once you spend the money to upgrade the Infiniti QX50 to just match an entry-level Volvo XC60, you'll find that there's a lot more value in the Scandinavian design upon which every Volvo is developed.

Closeup of Volvo XC60 signature headlight

2021 Volvo XC60 vs Infiniti QX50: Convenience & Connectivity

It's no surprise that you'll find advanced touchscreen displays in the center stack of both models, but there are a few important distinctions to be aware of. While the new 2021 Infiniti QX50 comes standard with a dual screen system, the Volvo XC60 intuitively presents comfort, information, and entertainment controls on a single screen for a cleaner look and easier interface. What's more, the 12.3" digital driver display provides all the information that traditional gauges provide plus much more. The latest Infinity is still relying on traditional analog gauges.

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2021 Volvo XC60 vs Infiniti QX50: Performance Comparison

These small luxury SUVs provide a similar amount of power with similar curb weights to each other, so it may seem like their performance would also feel similar from behind the wheel. At least that's what we thought during our initial glance at the numbers. While we truly came to understand the performance differences from behind the wheel, there are a few distinctions we can point out here. For instance, the Volvo XC60 comes standard with adjustable power steering that allows for more ease when negotiating tight parking lots and a firmer feel for the freeway. It's a level of adjustability you won't find in the Infiniti. You'll also find that the overall ride quality and handling is better in the small luxury SUV from Volvo. It has to do with their impressive Dynamic Chassis. When you take one for a test drive is where you'll truly discover the difference.

Side profile of white Volvo XC60

2021 Volvo XC60 vs Infiniti QX50: Safety

When you think of a Volvo, there's a good chance that you think of an especially safe vehicle. That's because Volvo has defined automotive safety around the world for generations. In fact, it was Volvo that first developed the three-point seatbelt. And, instead of patenting it, they released it to the world because saving lives is what's most important. It's a level of safety that continues to lead the industry, and this comparison is a great example.

Recently, the Volvo XC60 earned the prestigious 2020 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, which is an accolade that doesn't come with the Infiniti QX50. But crash impact safety is only the beginning of what you should expect from a small new luxury SUV. That's why every Volvo XC60 is equipped with advanced driver assistance that includes automatic-dimming interior and exterior mirrors. You can't get a passenger auto-dimming mirror from Infiniti. Other standard safety features in the Volvo XC60 that aren't available in the Infiniti QX50 include power child locks, power-folding rear headrests, rear collision mitigation support, Active Bending headlights.

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2021 Volvo XC60 vs Infiniti QX50: Summary

From Kelley Blue Book to MotorTrend and Car and Driver, independent industry authorities continue to sing Volvo praises. It's a level of acclaim you simply won't find from Infiniti, and this comparison of the 2021 Volvo XC60 and Infiniti QX50 illustrates the point well. Not only will you get more features and better safety in a Volvo, but it will also hold its value better over time. Come see us for a test drive to discover more and be sure to check out our updated incentives at Volvo Cars South Bay in Torrance, CA.

2021 Volvo XC602021 Infiniti QX50
$41,700Starting MSRP*$37,950
250Standard Horsepower268
22 City - 29 HighwayEntry-Level Fuel Economy (MPG)23 City - 29 Highway
StandardAdjustable Power SteeringNot Available
StandardAuto-Dimming MirrorsAvailable Upgrade
StandardPower-Folding Exterior MirrorsNot Available
StandardLeather UpholsteryAvailable Upgrade
StandardRain-Sensing WipersAvailable Upgrade
StandardPanoramic SunroofAvailable Upgrade
StandardRoof RailsAvailable Upgrade

*As a model year progresses, changes may occur in some of the specs, features, options and pricing. The manufacturer reserves the right to make such changes. Prices listed are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Options may vary by region. See your Authorized Volvo Dealer for details.