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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $42,801 $47,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $46,522 $51,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $49,929 $55,150
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FWD w/Moonroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 3.2L 19 27 $34,921 $37,150
4-Door Sedan FWD w/Moonroof 3.2L 19 27 $34,921 $37,150
4-Door Sedan AWD w/Moonroof 3.0L Turbo 18 26 $38,446 $40,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,801
$34,921
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,200
$37,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$787 / month
$619 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC’s Bottom Line The 2011 Acura RL lives up to its flagship status in the Acura lineup with top-notch tech features and long-haul comfort, but charm comes up missing. The 2011 Volvo S80 is safe and secure, fashion-forward, and just right for affluent families.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.1 98
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
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) 195.7 191.0
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 - 26.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 14.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 12.4 x - 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) 13.2 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4083 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System PGM-FI EFI
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 240 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.57
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura RL Volvo S80
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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