Compare 2009 Volvo XC90 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2009 Volvo XC90
2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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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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4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
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
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.9
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in)
30.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
44.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 107
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 64.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
14.6 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
8.8 NA
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 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 72.4
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 25.1
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.7
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
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 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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