Compare 2008 Volvo S80 vs 2009 Acura RL

2008 Volvo S80
2009 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan FWD 3.2L
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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4-Door Sedan
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
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
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
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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