Compare 2012 Volvo XC90 vs 2012 Acura MDX

2012 Volvo XC90
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AWD 4-Door
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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AWD 4-Door
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
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
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 141.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.18 13.0 x - TBD -
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 - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
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
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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