Compare 2012 Acura RL vs 2012 Audi A6 vs 2012 Volvo S80

2012 Acura RL
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2012 Audi A6
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2012 Volvo S80
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RL 4-Door Sedan 17 24 $44,098 $48,200
RL 4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $51,292 $56,150
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $47,853 $52,350
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $38,782 $41,700
A6 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $38,782 $41,700
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 26 $39,433 $41,950
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Platinum 18 26 $42,911 $45,650
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Premier Plus 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L PZEV 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L PZEV w/Moonroof 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum PZEV 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum PZEV w/Moonroof 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum w/Moonroof 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV w/Moonroof 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus w/Moonroof 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
S80 4-Door Sedan 3.2L w/Moonroof 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,098
$38,782
$39,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$41,700
$41,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$695 / month
$699 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura RL is loaded with tech features and supremely comfortable for long-haul trips; but it won't get driving enthusiasts all that excited. It's the same V-6 blast to drive as the far more sexy A7, which makes the 2012 Audi A6 a little irrelevant for those not fixated on five seats or four cylinders. With plenty of comfort, style, and safety, the 2012 Volvo S80 hits all the right marks for an image-conscious, affluent family--but lacks the sportier driving personality of the somewhat smaller S60.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 25 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD - 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 37.4 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.2 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD - 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.5 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 97.2 98
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.3 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.7 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 114.7 111.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 26.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 73.8 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 64.1 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 193.9 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.8 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.1 14.9
Brakes
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 - 12.6 x - TBD - 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 19.8 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 16.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.0 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 Compact - 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)
4099 3682 4016
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Turbocharged I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 258 @ 1500 325 @ 2100 - 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 2.0L/121 3.0L/175
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 211 @ 4300 300 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 28 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 33 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 25 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 NA 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.85 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 NA 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.83-0.61 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 NA 1.57
Trans Type
6 1 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.63 3.39
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Audi A6 Volvo S80
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 6.7 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 4

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