Compare 2017 Acura RLX vs 2017 Lexus GS vs 2017 Volvo S90

2017 Acura RLX
X
2017 Lexus GS
X
2017 Volvo S90
X
Select style
Sedan w/Technology Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 30 $50,529 $54,450
Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 29 30 $55,625 $59,950
Sedan w/Advance Pkg 20 30 $56,088 $60,450
Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 29 30 $61,184 $65,950
Select style
RWD GS Turbo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD GS Turbo 22 32 $43,068 $46,310
AWD GS 350 19 26 $46,839 $50,365
RWD GS 350 20 28 $47,147 $50,695
RWD GS Turbo F Sport 21 30 $50,127 $53,980
RWD GS 350 F Sport 19 27 $50,932 $54,810
AWD GS 350 F Sport 19 27 $52,534 $56,555
RWD GS 450h 29 34 $59,181 $63,635
RWD GS 450h F Sport 29 34 $63,824 $68,680
RWD 16 24 $78,064 $83,940
Select style
T5 FWD Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 FWD Momentum 23 34 $44,133 $46,950
T5 FWD Inscription 23 34 $46,671 $49,650
T6 AWD Momentum 22 31 $49,773 $52,950
T6 AWD Inscription 22 31 $52,123 $55,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,529
$43,068
$44,133
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,450
$46,310
$46,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$908 / month
$772 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If the Acura RLX's weak sales figures are anything to go by, its subtlety is lost on most consumers. The 2017 Lexus GS offers excellent handling, handsome looks, and a variety of powerplants, all at prices generally lower than its German competition. The 2017 Volvo S90 gets all the elegance and style of the brilliant new XC90 crossover, in a sedan package.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 36.8 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 99 -
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.3 57.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.7 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 72.4 74
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 5.1 6
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 192.1 195.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.3 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62.6 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 112.2 115.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 18.4 13.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.1 13.6
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 12.2 12.6
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.4 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 34.8 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3969 3805 4012
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 80 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 800
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 4500 258 @ 1650 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6500 241 @ 5800 250 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32 34
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.60 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.13 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.86 1.95
Trans Type
6 8 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.23 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 4.06 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.72 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.46 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Lexus GS Volvo S90
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.8 6.5
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 3700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 3700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 370
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 370
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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