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Selected Style AWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $37,251 $40,990
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $40,924 $45,040
4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $42,828 $47,140
4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $42,511 $46,790
4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $44,415 $48,890
AWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
FWD 4-Door w/Snrf I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
FWD 4-Door w/Snrf/3rd Row I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
AWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
AWD 4-Door w/Snrf I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
AWD 4-Door w/Snrf/3rd Row I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
AWD 4-Door V8 13 19 $45,110 $48,505
AWD 4-Door V8 Sport 13 19 $46,379 $49,870
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,251
$34,037
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,990
$36,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$604 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Acura MDX has a little more appeal to young families who appreciate top safety, useful technology, and Acura's low depreciation. The 2008 Volvo XC90 caters well to safety-minded families who need an all-wheel-drive SUV, though third-row room is strictly limited.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 59.1 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 58.3
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1 NA
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 38.4
Third Hip Room (in) 42.9 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.0
Third Head Room (in) 35.7 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 59.0 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 142.2 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.5 63.9
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 74.7
Track Width, Front (in) 67.7 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 8.9
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 189.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 70.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.9 43.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 74.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 83.5 88.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 15.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 41.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x - TBD - 12.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 40.0
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.29 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 235/65R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 235/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 397
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3970
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3970
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 397
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4548 4356
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 610 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6000 235 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System PGM-FI MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 5000 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.7L/- TBD - 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.56
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.54 0.86
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Acura MDX Volvo XC90
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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