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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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.2 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.4 41.9
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
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 -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 495
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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 32 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22 18
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
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers w/Coil Springs
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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