Compare 2009 Volvo XC90 vs 2008 Acura MDX

2009 Volvo XC90
2008 Acura MDX
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FWD 4-Door w/Sunroof/3rd Row I6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
AWD 4-Door w/Sunroof I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
AWD 4-Door w/Sunroof/3rd Row I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
FWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
FWD 4-Door w/Sunroof I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
FWD 4-Door w/Sunroof/3rd Row I6 14 20 $34,780 $37,000
AWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 14 20 $35,913 $38,205
FWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 14 20 $35,913 $38,205
AWD 4-Door V8 13 19 $43,059 $46,300
AWD 4-Door V8 R-Design 13 19 $44,222 $47,550
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $36,530 $40,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $39,704 $43,695
4WD 4-Door Tech/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $40,203 $44,245
4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $41,608 $45,795
4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $41,699 $45,895
4WD 4-Door Sport/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $42,107 $46,345
4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $43,603 $47,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,780
$36,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,000
$40,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$617 / month
$670 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volvo XC90 is a sport-utility vehicle done the Swedish way: with a clean design and an emphasis on safe, all-weather driving, instead of flashiness or brute strength. The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
44.5 42.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 61.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 142.2
Third Head Room (in)
35.5 35.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 59.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.2
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
30.1 29.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.9 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
189.3 190.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.2 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.9 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 78.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
74.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.1 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
14.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
8.8 15.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.3 42.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x - TBD - 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)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 37.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R18 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
397 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
397 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3970 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3970 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4464 4548
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 610
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 275 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6200 300 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI PGM-FI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic 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)
4.06 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 Acura MDX
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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