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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD
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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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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 Manual Type-S 18 27 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S HPT 18 27 $35,317 $38,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S 17 26 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S HPT 17 26 $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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 181.2 189.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 12.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 17.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P235/45WR17
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3523 3623
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
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
Engine Type Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo S60 Acura TL
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
 
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