Compare 2013 Volvo XC70 vs 2013 Acura MDX

2013 Volvo XC70
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AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L 18 24 $31,584 $33,600
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L 18 24 $31,584 $33,600
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $31,584 $33,600
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L 19 25 $31,584 $33,600
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier 18 24 $34,639 $36,850
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier 18 24 $34,639 $36,850
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier 19 25 $34,639 $36,850
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier 19 25 $34,639 $36,850
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier Plus 18 24 $36,425 $38,750
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 18 24 $36,425 $38,750
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $36,425 $38,750
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $36,425 $38,750
AWD 4-Door Wagon T6 17 23 $37,882 $40,300
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Platinum 18 24 $38,963 $41,450
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Platinum 18 24 $38,963 $41,450
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,963 $41,450
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,963 $41,450
AWD 4-Door Wagon T6 Premier Plus 17 23 $39,762 $42,300
AWD 4-Door Wagon T6 Platinum 17 23 $42,300 $45,000
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $40,091 $43,280
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,455 $46,955
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $45,194 $48,855
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,900 $52,905
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $50,639 $54,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,584
$40,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,600
$43,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$721 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Volvo XC70 hits a family sweet spot as a vehicle that packs the accommodations of a station wagon and advanced safety-tech features into the chunkier, tougher image and ability of a utility vehicle. The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.600 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.500 61.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.900 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.800 59.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.600 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.800 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.100 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.400 61.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.000 141.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- 28.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.9
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.300 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
190.500 191.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.100 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.100 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
27.400 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.200 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.000 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.500 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.300 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.500 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.100 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 15.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.900 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.300 42.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.500 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.900 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.900 x 0.870 13.2 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)
12.400 x 1.100 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.500 21.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.000 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.700 37.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.400 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
495 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4147 4594
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 130
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6200 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 270 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.570 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.860 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.370 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.750 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.160 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.690 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.150 3.36
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC70 Acura MDX
Body Style
Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 10.2 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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