Compare 2013 Volvo XC90 vs 2013 Acura MDX

2013 Volvo XC90
2013 Acura MDX
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $37,318 $39,700
FWD 4-Door 16 23 $37,318 $39,700
AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $39,668 $42,200
FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $39,668 $42,200
AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $39,950 $42,500
FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $39,950 $42,500
AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $40,326 $42,900
FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $40,326 $42,900
AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $42,206 $44,900
FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $42,206 $44,900
AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $42,864 $45,600
FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $42,864 $45,600
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $40,091 $43,280
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,455 $46,955
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $45,194 $48,855
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,900 $52,905
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $50,639 $54,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,318
$40,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$43,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$721 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Volvo XC90 isn't cutting-edge in any way, but it's a smart, upscale pick for families who want to be comfortable and safe. The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.100 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.400 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.100 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 141.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.600 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.300 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
30.100 28.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.700 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
44.500 42.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.800 61.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.000 41.2
Third Head Room (in)
35.500 35.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.400 59.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
31.100 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.900 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.600 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.200 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.700 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.300 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.900 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
189.300 191.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.400 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.200 68.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.300 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.300 42.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.300 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
79.500 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.100 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
22.500 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
8.800 15.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.400 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.200 x 1.180 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)
12.100 x 0.790 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)
21.100 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.700 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.900 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.000 37.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.700 3.29
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R18 P255/55HR18
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
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 4594
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 270 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.560 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.860 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.370 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.060 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.160 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 Acura MDX
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
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 - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.2 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 3 (2012)
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
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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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