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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 $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
4-Door Sedan 3.2L w/Moonroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 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 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 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 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 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 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 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
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 29 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
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) 42.4 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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) 13.8 14.9
Brakes
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
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
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 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 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 Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4099 3825
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear 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
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
Displacement 3.7L/224 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6300 240 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura RL Volvo S80
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.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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