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 Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 29 30 $61,184 $65,950
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 29 30 $55,625 $59,950
RLX Sedan w/Advance Pkg 20 30 $56,088 $60,450
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 30 $50,529 $54,450
Select style
GS 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS GS 350 AWD 19 26 $46,839 $50,365
GS GS 350 F Sport AWD 19 27 $52,534 $56,555
GS GS 350 F Sport RWD 19 27 $50,932 $54,810
GS GS 350 RWD 20 28 $47,147 $50,695
GS GS 450h F Sport RWD 29 34 $63,824 $68,680
GS GS 450h RWD 29 34 $59,181 $63,635
GS GS Turbo F Sport RWD 21 30 $50,127 $53,980
GS GS Turbo RWD 22 32 $43,068 $46,310
GS F RWD 16 24 $78,064 $83,940
Select style
T5 FWD Inscription
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S90 T5 FWD Inscription 23 34 $46,671 $49,650
S90 T5 FWD Momentum 23 34 $44,133 $46,950
S90 T6 AWD Inscription 22 31 $52,123 $55,450
S90 T6 AWD Momentum 22 31 $49,773 $52,950

Pricing

Invoice Price

$61,184
$46,839
$46,671

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$65,950
$50,365
$49,650

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1099 / month
$839 / month
$828 / 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

29 mpg 19 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 26 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.1 99 -

Front Hip Room (in)

55.9 54.5 -

Second Leg Room (in)

38.8 36.8 35.9

Front Head Room (in)

37.6 38 38.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

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

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57 55.7 55.9

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 42.3 42.2

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.2 62.6 63.7

Wheelbase (in)

112.2 112.2 115.8

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 5.5 6

Length, Overall (in)

196.1 192.1 195.4

Height, Overall (in)

57.7 57.9 56.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.6 18.4 13.5

Brakes

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.1 17.4 14.5

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.5 35.4 37.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/40WR19 P235/45VR18 P255/40VR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/40WR19 P235/45VR18 P255/40VR19

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4359 3891 4012

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 8.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

341 @ 4700 280 @ 4800 258 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

3.5 L/212 3.5 L/211 2.0 L/120

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

377 @ 6500 311 @ 6400 250 @ 5500

Engine Type

Gas/Electric V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 22 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 26 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

29 19 23

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.40 3.52 5.25

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.58 3.77 3.33

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.03 1.40 1.95

Trans Type

7 6 8

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.14 0.72 1.22

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.66 3.22 4.01

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.75 2.04 3.03

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.55 1.00 1.46

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.62 - 0.81

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.59 1.00

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.67

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RLX Lexus GS Volvo S90

Body Style

SH-AWD Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

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

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.1 8.0 6.5

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 80 210

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - 800

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- - 370

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- - 370

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- - 3700

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- - 3700

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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