Compare 2016 Acura MDX vs 2017 Volvo XC90

2016 Acura MDX
2017 Volvo XC90
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 19 27 $40,021 $43,015
MDX FWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $41,414 $44,515
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance 20 27 $49,506 $53,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 20 27 $51,363 $55,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech 19 27 $44,130 $47,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $45,244 $48,640
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 19 27 $45,987 $49,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 26 $41,878 $45,015
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $43,271 $46,515
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance 19 26 $51,363 $55,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 19 26 $53,220 $57,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech 18 26 $45,987 $49,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 18 26 $47,844 $51,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $48,958 $52,640
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T5 AWD 5-Passenger Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 T5 AWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 25 $45,073 $47,950
XC90 T5 AWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 25 $50,169 $53,350
XC90 T5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 26 $43,005 $45,750
XC90 T5 FWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 26 $48,081 $51,150
XC90 T6 AWD 7-Passenger Inscription 20 25 $53,909 $57,350
XC90 T6 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 20 25 $49,115 $52,250
XC90 T6 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 20 25 $52,875 $56,250
XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Inscription N/A N/A $64,766 $68,900
XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger R-Design N/A N/A $63,732 $67,800
XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Excellence N/A N/A $98,606 $104,900

Volvo XC90 vs. Acura MDX: Compare Cars

The 2016 Acura MDX and the 2017 Volvo XC90 are both large, seven-seat luxury utility vehicles. They show how far family crossover SUVs have evolved from traditional SUVs, in design, refinement, and features, not to mention active safety, crash testing, and on-road behavior.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,021
$45,073
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,015
$47,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$799 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the best luxury three-row SUVs, but the benefits of its new nine-speed automatic are unclear. The 2017 Volvo XC90 is comfortable, capable, and only whispers its virtues—reinterpreting the Volvo brand as quiet sophistication in comfort, style, and efficiency.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 56.5
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59 56
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 37
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 57.7
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 79.1
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 9.4
Wheelbase (in)
111 117.5
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 85.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15 41.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 41.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 49.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 47.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3960 4394
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 800
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 258 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 250 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.95
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.81
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Volvo XC90
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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