Compare 2008 Acura RDX vs 2010 Volvo XC60

2008 Acura RDX
2010 Volvo XC60
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX 4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
RDX 4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
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AWD 4-Door 3.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0T 16 21 $34,968 $37,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0T R-Design w/Moonroof 16 21 $39,057 $41,550
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0T w/Moonroof 16 21 $34,968 $37,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L 16 22 $30,451 $32,395
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L w/Moonroof 16 22 $30,451 $32,395
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L 18 27 $30,451 $32,395
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L w/Moonroof 18 27 $30,451 $32,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,521
$34,968
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,195
$37,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$620 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped. The 2010 Volvo XC60 brings unexpected style and a heavy dose of safety technology to families with all-weather needs.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 9.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 38.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.8 30.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 70.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 67.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 38.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 495
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3924 4174
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbo Gas I6
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 295 @ 1500 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 3.0L/175
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 281 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Volvo XC60
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 10.4

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