2009 Volvo XC90 vs. Its Competition

2009 Volvo XC90 I6

The 2009 Volvo XC90 has excellent competition in its class, with several decidedly more stylish rivals.

The BMW X5 offers a small third-row seat and excellent dynamics, but a confusing interior.

The VW and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class offer just two rows of seating; the Benz also comes in a high-powered V-8 version.

The Acura MDX has Honda's enviably smooth engine and transmission, along with a relatively new shape, while the Volkswagen Touareg has great off-road capability.

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Quick Specs
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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.
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The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
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The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag.
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The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg has more toughness than most mid-size SUVs for heavy-duty towing and off-road needs yet on-the-road comfort doesn’t suffer.
MSRP From   
$37,000$40,195$44,000$39,300
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
FWD 4-Door I6 w/Sunroof/3rd Row4WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L4-Door V6
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel Drive4 Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
7755
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door
Transmission   
Automatic,Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2009 Volvo XC90 vs. 2008 Acura MDX2009 Volvo XC90 vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class2009 Volvo XC90 vs. 2008 Volkswagen Touareg