Compare 2008 Volvo S60 vs 2008 Acura TL

2008 Volvo S60
2008 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T w/Snrf
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T 19 27 $29,117 $30,975
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T w/Snrf 19 27 $29,117 $30,975
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T 17 26 $30,856 $32,825
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T w/Snrf 18 26 $30,856 $32,825
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.4T T5 w/Snrf 18 26 $31,946 $33,985
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 18 26 $31,007 $33,725
4-Door Sedan Automatic Nav 18 26 $33,300 $36,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S 17 26 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S 18 27 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S HPT 17 26 $35,317 $38,425
4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S HPT 18 27 $35,317 $38,425
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,117
$31,007
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,975
$33,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$516 / month
$562 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, safe all-weather sedan, but if you want top sport-sedan performance, you should look elsewhere. The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 97.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
181.2 189.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.0 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 12.5
Brakes
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)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.1 x .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)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/45WR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3523 3623
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 4500 233 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 3.2L/196
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5000 258 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.07
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.49
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S60 Acura TL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.91 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multilink Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.75 0.72
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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