Compare 2018 Acura RLX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2018 Volvo S90

2018 Acura RLX
X
2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class
X
2018 Volvo S90
X
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Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 28 29 $57,432 $61,900
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 29 $50,946 $54,900
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AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 25 $66,588 $71,600
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Sedan 19 25 $97,092 $104,400
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Wagon 16 22 $99,464 $106,950
E-Class E 300 4MATIC Sedan 21 29 $51,569 $55,450
E-Class E 300 RWD Sedan 22 30 $49,244 $52,950
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Convertible 20 25 $63,984 $68,800
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Coupe 20 26 $57,102 $61,400
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Sedan 20 27 $54,777 $58,900
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $58,637 $63,050
E-Class E 400 RWD Convertible 20 26 $61,659 $66,300
E-Class E 400 RWD Coupe 20 26 $54,777 $58,900
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T5 AWD Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S90 T5 AWD Momentum 23 32 $47,282 $50,300
S90 T5 FWD Momentum 24 34 $45,214 $48,100
S90 T6 AWD Inscription 22 31 $55,084 $58,600
S90 T6 AWD Momentum 22 31 $50,854 $54,100
S90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Inscription N/A N/A $64,061 $68,150
S90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Momentum N/A N/A $59,831 $63,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,432
$66,588
$47,282
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,900
$71,600
$50,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1032 / month
$1193 / month
$838 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
8.3
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Acura RLX brandishes some exotic hardware, and wraps it in anonymity. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes to excess--the right kinds of excess--to preserve its best-of status. With its graceful styling and gentle demeanor, the 2018 Volvo S90 is one of our favorite luxury sedans—at any price.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 - 56.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 35.8 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 - -
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.8 57.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 38.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.9 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 73.2 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 64.1 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 - 6
Length, Overall (in)
198.1 194.6 200.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62.9 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 115.7 120.5
Liftover Height (in)
- - 26.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 13.1 13.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14.2 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 14.2 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 23.8 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 41.3 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/40ZR19 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P275/35ZR19 P245/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4380 4145 4047
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 9 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850 800
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
341 @ 4700 384 @ 2500 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/183 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
377 @ 6500 396 @ 6100 250 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 19 23 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 21 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25 32 (Est)
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.66 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 5.50 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.07 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 2.31 1.95
Trans Type
7 9 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.21 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.86 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 4.93 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.33 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA 421 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Mercedes-Benz E-Class Volvo S90
Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan 4MATIC Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link 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
6.3 8.4 6.8 (Est)
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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