Compare 2012 Acura MDX vs 2012 Volvo XC60 vs 2012 Volvo XC70

2012 Acura MDX
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2012 Volvo XC60
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2012 Volvo XC70
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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 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L 17 23 $37,083 $39,450
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L Platinum 17 23 $41,266 $43,900
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L Premier Plus 17 23 $38,728 $41,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design 17 23 $41,078 $43,700
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Platinum 17 23 $45,261 $48,150
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Premier Plus 17 23 $42,723 $45,450
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum PZEV 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier PZEV 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum PZEV 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier PZEV 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
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AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.0L T6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.0L T6 17 23 $36,754 $39,100
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.0L T6 Platinum 17 23 $41,031 $43,650
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.0L T6 Premier Plus 17 23 $38,493 $40,950
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L PZEV 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Platinum PZEV 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier PZEV 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L PZEV 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Platinum PZEV 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier PZEV 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,863
$37,083
$36,754
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,030
$39,450
$39,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$658 / month
$652 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
8.2
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. The 2012 Volvo XC60 is an attractive, well-designed family luxury vehicle, with a class-leading roster of innovative safety and tech features. The 2012 Volvo XC70 crossover offers safety and wagon-based practicality; it's a useful alternative to taller, blockier crossovers and sport-utility vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.4 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.0 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.8 99 98
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 53.8 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 56.7 57.4
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 - -
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.1 38.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 55.2 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.2 41.9
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 - -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 54.2 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 45.9 48.1
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 67.4 63.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 62.4 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 109.2 110.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.6 28.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 74.4 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.3 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 9.1 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 182.2 190.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 38.3 42.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 30.8 33.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 70.4 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 67.4 72.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.10
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 - 11.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.87
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 39.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 38.4 37.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/60R18 235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/60R18 235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 - TBD - T125/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 330 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 495 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3300 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4236 4152
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
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 - TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 325 @ 1500-4800 325 @ 1500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.0L/180 3.0L/180
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 300 @ 5600 300 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.15 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.56 1.57
Trans Type
6 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.86 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.37 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.75 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.16 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Volvo XC60 Volvo XC70
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 7.3 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3 (2011) 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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