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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 3.2L 16 24 $36,383 $38,705
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.0L Turbo 16 24 $39,522 $42,045
4-Door Sedan AWD 4.4L 15 23 $45,765 $49,210
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 22 $41,935 $46,680
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 22 $45,180 $50,300
4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 22 $48,588 $54,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,383
$41,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,705
$46,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$645 / month
$778 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Volvo S80 is one of the safety luxury sedans on the planet, and in V-8 form it’s an enthusiastic performer. The 2009 Acura RL tops safety rankings and bristles with technology, but its detached driving feel and over-the-top front-end styling remove it from the best-in-class competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 99.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 111.6 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 191.0 195.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.8 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 13.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
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) - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 19.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
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) 3307 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 4083
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 6200 300 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.07
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.49
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo S80 Acura RL
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-link
 
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