Compare 2012 Volvo XC60 vs 2012 Acura RDX

2012 Volvo XC60
2012 Acura RDX
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FWD 4-Door 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
FWD 4-Door 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
AWD 4-Door 3.0L 17 23 $37,083 $39,450
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
AWD 4-Door 3.0L Premier Plus 17 23 $38,728 $41,200
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design 17 23 $41,078 $43,700
AWD 4-Door 3.0L Platinum 17 23 $41,266 $43,900
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Premier Plus 17 23 $42,723 $45,450
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Platinum 17 23 $45,261 $48,150
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,302
$30,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,300
$32,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$555 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Volvo XC60 is an attractive, well-designed family luxury vehicle, with a class-leading roster of innovative safety and tech features. The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 182.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
45.9 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.4 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.4 60.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.8 27.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.4 - TBD -
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)
11.9 x - TBD - 12.0 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)
12.9 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/55VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
495 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3958 3743
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6400 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.3L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC60 Acura RDX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2011) 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 8.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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