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

Passenger Volume (ft³)

142.2 - TBD -

Front Head Room (in)

39.2 40.1

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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