Compare 2011 Acura RL vs 2011 BMW 5-Series vs 2011 Volvo S80

2011 Acura RL
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2011 BMW 5-Series
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2011 Volvo S80
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RL 4-Door Sedan 17 24 $42,801 $47,200
RL 4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $49,929 $55,150
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $46,522 $51,350
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 22 32 $41,445 $45,050
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 19 28 $46,090 $50,100
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i xDrive AWD 19 29 $48,210 $52,400
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 15 22 $55,385 $60,200
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i xDrive AWD 16 24 $57,500 $62,500
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD 20 30 $51,980 $56,500
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 19 27 $54,095 $58,800
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i Gran Turismo RWD 15 22 $59,250 $64,400
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 15 22 $61,365 $66,700
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Turbo AWD w/Moonroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Turbo AWD w/Moonroof 18 26 $38,446 $40,900
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FWD 19 27 $34,921 $37,150
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FWD w/Moonroof 19 27 $34,921 $37,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,801
$41,445
$38,446
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,200
$45,050
$40,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$787 / month
$751 / month
$682 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Acura RL lives up to its flagship status in the Acura lineup with top-notch tech features and long-haul comfort, but charm comes up missing. The new 2011 BMW 5-Series might be a conservative evolution in terms of styling and design, but it’s a quite radical one with regard to how BMW’s most important model drives. The 2011 Volvo S80 is safe and secure, fashion-forward, and just right for affluent families.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Midsize
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.2 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.4 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD - 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.1 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.1 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD - 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.3 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 100.5 98
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.0 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 64.1 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 116.9 111.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 26.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 73.2 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 63.0 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.7 193.1 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.6 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14 14.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.9 11.9 x - TBD -
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)
12.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.4 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 - TBD - 36.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 225/55R17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 225/55R17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4083 3792 4016
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 210 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 230 @ 2600-3000 325 @ 2100 - 4200
Engine Order Code
NA N52 NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.0L/183 3.0L/175
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 240 @ 6600 300 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 32 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.30 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA 205 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.39 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.67 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.71 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 2.11 1.57
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.29 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA Geartronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL BMW 5 Series Volvo S80
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Multi-Link Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Integral-V Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6 4
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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