Compare 2010 Acura MDX vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2010 Volvo XC90

2010 Acura MDX
X
2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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2010 Volvo XC90
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $38,776 $42,230
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $47,504 $51,855
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $49,227 $53,755
MDX AWD 4-Door Technology Pkg 16 21 $42,108 $45,905
MDX AWD 4-Door Technology/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $43,831 $47,805
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 15 20 $44,826 $48,200
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 18 25 $46,221 $49,700
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 450 Hybrid 21 24 $51,150 $55,000
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 13 18 $52,778 $56,750
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 11 15 $84,676 $91,050
M-Class RWD 4-Door ML 350 16 21 $42,501 $45,700
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AWD 4-Door I6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 15 21 $35,438 $37,700
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 15 21 $37,130 $39,500
XC90 AWD 4-Door V8 13 19 $44,650 $47,500
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 15 22 $35,438 $37,700
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 15 22 $37,130 $39,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,776
$44,826
$35,438
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,230
$48,200
$37,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$704 / month
$803 / month
$628 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve—though the new grille, steering feel, and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character. Though it's far from cheap, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class earns our kudos with hip styling riffs, shock-and-awe AMG power, and your choice of earth-saving powertrains. The 2010 Volvo XC90 has aged gracefully and now is more feature-packed than ever; however, its poor fuel economy tarnishes an otherwise superb vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.0 - 44.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 59.8 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2 41.1
Third Head Room (in)
37.5 - 35.3
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 58.3 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 - 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 40.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.9 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 132.7 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 58.3 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 59.8 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 - 30.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.8 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.0 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.3 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 188.2 189.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 44.4
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 71.5 70.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 64.1 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 114.7 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 32.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 76.3 74.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 75.0 79.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 72.4 85.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA 22.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 NA 11.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.9 49.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 29.4 43.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.5 12.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3 13.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 25.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 37.9 40.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 3.62 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 18.6 15.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/50R19 P235/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/50R19 P235/65R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4705 4610
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x 8.0 18 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x 8.0 18 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 10 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPI Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 258 @ 2400 - 5000 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/213 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 268 @ 6000 235 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15 15
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.42/2.23 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.86 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.90 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.37 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.82 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.38 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.92 1.56
Trans Type
6 7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA Geartronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73 -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz M-Class Volvo XC90
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Arm Multilink Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 11.0 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 3

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