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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 2.4L 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 2.4L w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
4-Door Sedan 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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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $26,821 $29,160
4-Door Sedan Automatic 21 30 $26,821 $29,160
4-Door Sedan Manual Tech Pkg 20 28 $29,664 $32,260
4-Door Sedan Automatic Tech Pkg 21 30 $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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 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
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92 94.5
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) 4.25 4.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.27
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.43
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77 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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