Compare 2009 Acura RL vs 2008 Volvo S80

2009 Acura RL
2008 Volvo S80
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4-Door Sedan (Natl)
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
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L FWD
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
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
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.8
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - - 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)
12.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.7
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3307
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3307
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4083 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
PGM-FI - TBD -
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Volvo S80
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
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 -

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