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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
191.0 195.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.8 57.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13.1
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)
- TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
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)
- TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.4
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 4083
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - PGM-FI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S80 Acura RL
Suspension
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
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

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