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

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

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.1 - -

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 Capacity

5 5 5

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

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57 56.9 55.4

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 41.3 42.2

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.2 62.9 63.7

Wheelbase (in)

112.2 115.7 120.5

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

Liftover Height (in)

- - 26.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12 13.1 13.5

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.2 14.2 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 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

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 Size

P245/40WR19 P275/35ZR19 P245/45VR18

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4380 4145 4047

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

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

Engine

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

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 21 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 25 32

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 19 23

Transmission

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

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

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.55 1.66 1.46

Trans Description Cont.

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.62 0.86 0.81

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 1.00 1.00

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 - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

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

Emissions

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

6.3 8.4 6.8

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 850 800

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 180 210

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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