Compare 2008 Acura MDX vs 2008 Volvo XC90

2008 Acura MDX
2008 Volvo XC90
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $36,530 $40,195
MDX 4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $41,608 $45,795
MDX 4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $43,603 $47,995
MDX 4WD 4-Door Sport/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $42,107 $46,345
MDX 4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $39,704 $43,695
MDX 4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $41,699 $45,895
MDX 4WD 4-Door Tech/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $40,203 $44,245
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AWD 4-Door I6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf/3rd Row 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 AWD 4-Door V8 13 19 $45,110 $48,505
XC90 AWD 4-Door V8 Sport 13 19 $46,379 $49,870
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf/3rd Row 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,530
$34,037
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,195
$36,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$670 / month
$604 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality. The 2008 Volvo XC90 caters well to safety-minded families who need an all-wheel-drive SUV, though third-row room is strictly limited.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 NA
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.7
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.0
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 70.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 189.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 43.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 74.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 88.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.2 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)
13.2 x - TBD - 12.1 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)
21.0 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 397
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 397
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3970
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3970
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4548 4356
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
610 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 235 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
PGM-FI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 5000 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.56
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Volvo XC90
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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