Compare 2015 Acura RLX vs 2015 Lincoln MKS vs 2015 Volvo S80

2015 Acura RLX
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2015 Lincoln MKS
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2015 Volvo S80
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 31 $44,324 $48,450
4-Door Sedan Navigation 20 31 $46,586 $50,950
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 20 31 $49,753 $54,450
4-Door Sedan Krell Audio Pkg 20 31 $52,016 $56,950
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 20 31 $55,183 $60,450
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L FWD 19 28 $36,908 $38,850
4-Door Sedan 3.7L AWD 18 26 $38,802 $40,845
4-Door Sedan 3.5L AWD EcoBoost 17 25 $43,548 $45,840
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4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Drive-E
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Drive-E 25 37 $38,070 $40,500
2015.5 4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Drive-E 25 37 $39,198 $41,700
4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Drive-E Premier Plus 25 37 $39,480 $42,000
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 19 28 $41,313 $43,950
4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Drive-E Platinum 25 37 $42,018 $44,700
2015.5 4-Door Sedan AWD T6 19 28 $42,394 $45,100
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 Premier Plus 19 28 $42,723 $45,450
2015.5 4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Drive-E Platinum 25 37 $43,146 $45,900
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 Platinum 19 28 $45,261 $48,150
2015.5 4-Door Sedan AWD T6 Platinum 19 28 $46,342 $49,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,324
$36,908
$38,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,450
$38,850
$40,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$808 / month
$648 / month
$675 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Acura RLX is an understated luxury full-sizer that puts emphasis on unique technical solutions instead of all-out style and flair. Little has changed with the 2015 Lincoln MKS; it continues to offer understated and reserved luxury with an available high-power turbocharged engine option that spices things up somewhat, at least in a straight line. The 2015 Volvo S80 puts safety and comfort first, making it one of the most family-friendly full-size luxury sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 38.5 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 105.8 97.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 57.4 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.3 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 38.6 35
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.7 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.3 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 58.6 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 205.6 191
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 61.6 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 65.1 62
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 112.9 111.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 75.9 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 64.9 62.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - 21.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 19.2 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 13.6 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.9 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 39.4 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P255/45VR19 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P255/45VR19 P225/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3933 4126 3545
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 175 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 650 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6500 305 @ 6500 240 @ 5600
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 4500 280 @ 4000 258 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99K NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.7 L/227 2.0 L/120
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.88 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.87 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA 44J NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.41 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.48 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.16 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84 1.95
Trans Type
6 6 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.81
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Lincoln MKS Volvo S80
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 8.0 6.4 (Est)
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 3307
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 3307
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 331
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 331
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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