Compare 2011 Acura MDX vs 2011 BMW X5 vs 2011 Volvo XC90

2011 Acura MDX
X
2011 BMW X5
X
2011 Volvo XC90
X
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,410 $42,930
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,138 $52,555
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $49,861 $54,455
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $42,743 $46,605
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,466 $48,505
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AWD 4-Door 35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $47,930 $52,100
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $50,230 $54,600
X5 AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
X5 M AWD 4-Door 12 17 $78,845 $85,700
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AWD 4-Door I6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 16 22 $36,096 $38,400
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 16 22 $37,788 $40,200
XC90 AWD 4-Door V8 14 21 $45,120 $48,000
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 16 22 $36,096 $38,400
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 16 22 $37,788 $40,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,410
$47,655
$36,096
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,930
$51,800
$38,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$716 / month
$863 / month
$640 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a few notable flaws in styling and features, the 2011 Acura MDX still impresses us with its friendly handling and gutsy power. The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5. 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 19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3 38.4
Passenger Capacity
7 5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.0 NA 44.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.0 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.0 41.0
Third Head Room (in)
37.5 NA 35.5
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 - TBD - 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 NA 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.6 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 36.6 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 102.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 - TBD - 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 60.0 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 NA 30.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.7 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.7 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 191.2 189.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 44.4
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 69.9 70.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 65.0 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 115.5 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 32.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 76.1 74.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 79.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 61.8 85.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA 22.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 NA 8.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 49.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 21.9 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 - - TBD - 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 - - TBD - 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 22.5 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 42.0 40.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 19.5 15.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 255/55R18 P235/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 255/55R18 P235/65R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 600 596
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 3970
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6000 3970
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 397
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 5192 4751
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5 18 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5 18 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 210 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Diesel I6 Gas I6
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPI DI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 425 @ 1750-2250 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.0L/182 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 265 @ 4200 235 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 26 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.34 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.64 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.14 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.69 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.17 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.52 1.56
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.87 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA Geartronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX BMW X5 Volvo XC90
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Integral Independent
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.6 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4 3
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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