Compare 2012 Acura MDX vs 2012 BMW X5 vs 2012 Volvo XC90

2012 Acura MDX
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2012 BMW X5
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2012 Volvo XC90
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
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AWD 4-Door 35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
X5 AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
X5 M AWD 4-Door 12 17 $80,270 $87,250
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 AWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
XC90 AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
XC90 AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
XC90 FWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
XC90 FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
XC90 FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,863
$52,165
$36,096
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,030
$56,700
$38,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$945 / month
$640 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive. It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve. With seating for up to seven and safe, secure performance, the 2012 Volvo XC90 remains a smart pick for those who want an upscale yet family-oriented vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 26 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 - TBD - 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 60.0 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 NA 30.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3 39.7
Passenger Capacity
7 5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 NA 44.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.0 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.0 41.0
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 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 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 36.6 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.8 102.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.7 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.7 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 191.1 189.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 21.9 43.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 79.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 75.2 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 - 44.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 49.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - - TBD - 12.1 x 0.79
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 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 22.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 19.5 15.9
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 - 41.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 255/55R18 P235/65R18
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 397
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 900 596
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 3970
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6000 3970
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 5192 4751
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 210 180
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.0L/182 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 265 @ 4200 240 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Diesel I6 Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 425 @ 1750-2250 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
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 23
Transmission
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 NA
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 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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX BMW X5 Volvo XC90
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.7 10.2
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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