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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 22 $41,935 $46,680
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 22 $45,180 $50,300
4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 22 $48,588 $54,100
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 3.2L 16 24 $36,383 $38,705
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.0L Turbo 16 24 $39,522 $42,045
4-Door Sedan AWD 4.4L 15 23 $45,765 $49,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,935
$36,383
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,680
$38,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$645 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Acura RL tops safety rankings and bristles with technology, but its detached driving feel and over-the-top front-end styling remove it from the best-in-class competition. The 2008 Volvo S80 is one of the safety luxury sedans on the planet, and in V-8 form it’s an enthusiastic performer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 54.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.1 98
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 111.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 73.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 195.8 191.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 14.9
Brakes
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) 12.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
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) 12.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3307
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3307
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4083 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 271 @ 5000 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.7L/224 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6300 235 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System PGM-FI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.49 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Geartronic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura RL Volvo S80
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
 
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