Compare 2009 Acura RL vs 2008 Volvo S80

2009 Acura RL
2008 Volvo S80
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RL 4-Door Sedan 16 22 $41,935 $46,680
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 22 $45,180 $50,300
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 22 $48,588 $54,100
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Turbo AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Turbo AWD 16 24 $39,522 $42,045
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FWD 16 24 $36,383 $38,705
S80 4-Door Sedan 4.4L AWD 15 23 $45,765 $49,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,935
$39,522
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,680
$42,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$701 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Acura RL tops safety rankings and bristles with technology, but its detached driving feel and over-the-top front-end styling remove it from the best-in-class competition. The 2008 Volvo S80 is one of the safety luxury sedans on the planet, and in V-8 form it’s an enthusiastic performer.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 98
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 111.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3307
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3307
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4083 4016
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.0L/175
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 281 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Turbocharged I6
Fuel System
PGM-FI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 295 @ 1500 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Volvo S80
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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