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2012 Volvo XC90

2012 Acura MDX

  2012 Volvo XC90 FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Acura MDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $36,096 $39,863
16/23 16/21
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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. Read Full Review The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive. Read Full Review
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  • Great seats
  • Responsive, pleasant powertrain
  • Superior safety
  • Nicely proportioned exterior
  • Secure roadholding


  • Dated instrument-panel design
  • Not at all nimble
  • Tight third-row seating
  • Lackluster gas mileage


  • Strong acceleration
  • Nimble for a three-row vehicle
  • Great all-wheel drive system
  • Seating comfort


  • Busy cockpit layout
  • Grille design remains polarizing
  • Steering feel
  • Takes premium gas
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