Compare 2008 Volvo S40 vs 2009 Acura TSX

2008 Volvo S40
2009 Acura TSX
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4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.4L 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.4L w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 2.4L 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 2.4L w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.5T 19 27 $26,804 $28,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.5T w/Snrf 19 27 $26,804 $28,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD 2.5T 18 26 $28,543 $30,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD 2.5T w/Snrf 18 26 $28,543 $30,365
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 21 30 $26,821 $29,160
4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $26,821 $29,160
4-Door Sedan Automatic Tech Pkg 21 30 $29,664 $32,260
4-Door Sedan Manual Tech Pkg 20 28 $29,664 $32,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,903
$26,821
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,365
$29,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$406 / month
$486 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volvo S40 has the efficiency and compactness of a small car with the available safety features and poise of a larger sport sedan. The new 2009 Acura TSX has a standout features list and distinctive interior, but its acceleration isn't notable.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 94.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 106.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 185.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 12.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.35
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3 13.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3220 3419
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17" x 7.5"
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17" x 7.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16" x 4"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 172 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/149 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 201 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 4.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.43
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S40 Acura TSX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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