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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 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 R-Design 14 20 $35,913 $38,205
AWD 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
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $40,920 $44,000
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $41,850 $45,000
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $49,058 $52,750
4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 14 $80,910 $87,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,780
$40,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,000
$44,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$617 / month
$733 / month
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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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 107
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 40.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.9 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.3 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.2 71.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.9 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 114.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 75.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 74.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 84.9 72.4
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) 41.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.3 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 25.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R18 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60R18 P255/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 397 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 397 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3970 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3970 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4464 4705
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 6200 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo XC90 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Arm Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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