Compare 2012 Acura RL vs 2012 Volvo S80

2012 Acura RL
2012 Volvo S80
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $44,098 $48,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $47,853 $52,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $51,292 $56,150
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4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 26 $39,433 $41,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Premier Plus 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Platinum 18 26 $42,911 $45,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,098
$35,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$37,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$633 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura RL is loaded with tech features and supremely comfortable for long-haul trips; but it won't get driving enthusiasts all that excited. With plenty of comfort, style, and safety, the 2012 Volvo S80 hits all the right marks for an image-conscious, affluent family--but lacks the sportier driving personality of the somewhat smaller S60.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 98
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
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 - 26.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - 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 Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4099 3825
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7
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
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 240 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 29
Transmission
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 Automatic,
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
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
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 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.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 8.0

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