Compare 2009 Volvo S80 vs 2009 Acura RL

2009 Volvo S80
2009 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan FWD I6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD I6 16 25 $37,224 $39,600
4-Door Sedan AWD I6 Turbo 15 23 $39,527 $42,050
4-Door Sedan AWD V8 15 22 $48,221 $51,850
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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
$37,224
$41,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,600
$46,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$660 / month
$778 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volvo S80 shines in the realm of safety, and for those who want performance but not the edgy feel of a sport sedan, the S80 might be a good pick. 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
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 99.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.6 110.2
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)
2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare 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)
3825 4083
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum 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
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8
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
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6200 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.49
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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