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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.5T SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T 19 28 $30,832 $32,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T 18 26 $32,524 $34,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.4T 18 26 $34,216 $36,400
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T SE 19 28 $29,093 $30,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T SE 18 26 $30,785 $32,750
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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
$29,093
$31,007
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,950
$33,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$516 / month
$562 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Volvo S60 isn’t a sport sedan, but it is a comfortable, safe, all-weather mid-size car with an eager powertrain. 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 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92 97.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.2
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) 107 107.9
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 17.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45R17 P235/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 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) - TBD - 3623
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum 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) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 0.49
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
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
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) .83 0.72
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .93 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multilink Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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