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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
FWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,671 $52,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,096
$39,863
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
$43,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
$717 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line With seating for up to seven and safe, secure performance, the 2012 Volvo XC90 remains a smart pick for those who want an upscale yet family-oriented vehicle. The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 141.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.6
Third Leg Room (in) 30.1 28.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 38.6
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Hip Room (in) 44.5 42.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 61.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.2
Third Head Room (in) 35.5 35.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 59.0
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 57.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 31.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.9 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 78.5
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.9 8.2
Length, Overall (in) 189.3 191.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.2 68.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.3 42.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 79.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.1 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 22.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 8.8 15.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.18 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 0.79 13.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 37.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.29
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R18 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 397 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 596 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) 4751 4550
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
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 - Hwy (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.49
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo XC90 Acura MDX
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.95
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
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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