Compare 2013 Acura MDX vs 2013 BMW X5 vs 2013 Volvo XC90

2013 Acura MDX
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2013 BMW X5
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2013 Volvo XC90
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $40,091 $43,280
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,900 $52,905
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $50,639 $54,805
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,455 $46,955
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $45,194 $48,855
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
X5 M AWD 4-Door 12 17 $81,740 $88,850
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 AWD 4-Door 16 23 $37,318 $39,700
XC90 AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $42,206 $44,900
XC90 AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $39,668 $42,200
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $39,950 $42,500
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $42,864 $45,600
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $40,326 $42,900
XC90 FWD 4-Door 16 23 $37,318 $39,700
XC90 FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $42,206 $44,900
XC90 FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $39,668 $42,200
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $39,950 $42,500
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $42,864 $45,600
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $40,326 $42,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,091
$52,165
$37,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,280
$56,700
$39,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$721 / month
$945 / month
$662 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats. While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance. The 2013 Volvo XC90 isn't cutting-edge in any way, but it's a smart, upscale pick for families who want to be comfortable and safe.
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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 Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 60.000 58.300
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 NA 30.100
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.300 39.700
Passenger Capacity
7 5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 NA 44.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.000 57.800
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.000 41.000
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 NA 35.500
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 - TBD - 55.400
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 NA 54.100
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.600 36.400
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 36.600 40.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.8 102.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 - TBD - 53.600
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 32.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 76.100 74.700
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.700 64.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.740 8.900
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 191.100 189.300
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 44.400
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 69.900 70.200
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.100
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 65.000 63.900
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 115.500 112.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 21.900 43.300
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 34.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 79.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 75.200 85.100
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA 22.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 NA 8.800
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 44.400
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 49.300
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 - 12.100 x 0.790
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 - 13.200 x 1.180
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 22.500 21.100
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 19.500 15.900
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 42.000 40.000
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 - TBD - 2.700
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 41.700
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 255/55R18 P235/65R18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 NA 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
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)
4594 5192 4751
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5 18 x 7.0
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
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
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.0L/182 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 (Est) 19 (Est) 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 (Est) - TBD - 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (Est) 26 (Est) 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.000 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.870 0.860
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.400 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.340 2.370
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.640 4.060
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.140 1.160
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.690 0.670
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.170 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.520 1.560
Trans Type
6 6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX BMW X5 Volvo XC90
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A - 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)
N/A N/A - 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 (2012) - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 (2012) - TBD - 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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