Compare 2012 Volvo S80 vs 2012 Acura RL

2012 Volvo S80
2012 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L
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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4-Door Sedan
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
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
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.1
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 4099
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
240 @ 6400 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S80 Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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