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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L w/Moonroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 26 $39,433 $41,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Premier Plus 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Platinum 18 26 $42,911 $45,650
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $44,098 $48,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $47,853 $52,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $51,292 $56,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,673
$44,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,950
$48,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$803 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With plenty of comfort, style, and safety, the 2012 Volvo S80 hits all the right marks for an image-conscious, affluent family--but lacks the sportier driving personality of the somewhat smaller S60. The 2012 Acura RL is loaded with tech features and supremely comfortable for long-haul trips; but it won't get driving enthusiasts all that excited.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 55.1
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 Volume (ft³) 98 99.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.8 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 111.6 110.2
Liftover Height (in) 26.9 - 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - 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) 12.4 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 495 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 4099
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
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 Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6400 300 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.7L/224
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.49
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo S80 Acura RL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
 
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