Compare 2012 Acura RL vs 2012 BMW 5-Series vs 2012 Volvo S80

2012 Acura RL
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2012 BMW 5-Series
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2012 Volvo S80
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $44,098 $48,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $47,853 $52,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $51,292 $56,150
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 23 34 $43,150 $46,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 32 $45,265 $49,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $48,300 $52,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $50,415 $54,800
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 19 28 $52,440 $57,000
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 535i xDrive 18 27 $54,555 $59,300
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,075 $60,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $57,040 $62,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 15 20 $59,155 $64,300
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 550i 15 22 $60,720 $66,000
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 15 19 $62,835 $68,300
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4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 26 $39,433 $41,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Premier Plus 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Platinum 18 26 $42,911 $45,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,098
$43,150
$35,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$46,900
$37,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$782 / month
$633 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.6
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. The 2012 BMW 5-Series appears somewhat conservative on the outside, but it packs an armada of advanced-tech firepower, and new fuel-efficient engines, without interrupting its sport-sedan mission. 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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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Midsize
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 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)
42.4 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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 63.0 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 193.1 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.6 58.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 18.4 14.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.9 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 - 13.0 x 0.8 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 18.5 18.5
Steering
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)
38.7 - TBD - 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 225/55R17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 225/55R17 P225/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 330
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4099 3814 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 10.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 170 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 260 @ 1250 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA N20 NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 2.0L/122 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 240 @ 5000 240 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection EFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 23 20
Transmission
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 Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.29 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA Geartronic
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 Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic,
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RL BMW 5 Series Volvo S80
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 Multi-Link Integral-V Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Multi-Link Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 6.7 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6 5
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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