Compare 2009 Acura MDX vs 2008 Volvo XC90

2009 Acura MDX
2008 Volvo XC90
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4WD 4-Door
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 Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $42,511 $46,790
4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $42,828 $47,140
4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $44,415 $48,890
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FWD 4-Door w/Snrf/3rd Row I6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
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 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
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
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 30.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.4
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.0
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 35.5
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 112.6
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 - 14.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 11.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 42.8
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 397
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4548 4356
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 235 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Transmission
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 Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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