Compare 2009 Acura TSX vs 2008 Volvo S40

2009 Acura TSX
2008 Volvo S40
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TSX 4-Door Sedan Automatic 21 30 $26,821 $29,160
TSX 4-Door Sedan Automatic Tech Pkg 21 30 $29,664 $32,260
TSX 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $26,821 $29,160
TSX 4-Door Sedan Manual Tech Pkg 20 28 $29,664 $32,260
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic FWD 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic FWD w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual FWD 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual FWD w/Snrf 20 28 $22,903 $24,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T Automatic AWD 18 26 $28,543 $30,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T Automatic AWD w/Snrf 18 26 $28,543 $30,365
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T Automatic FWD 19 27 $26,804 $28,515
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T Automatic FWD w/Snrf 19 27 $26,804 $28,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,821
$22,903
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,160
$24,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$406 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new 2009 Acura TSX has a standout features list and distinctive interior, but its acceleration isn't notable. The 2008 Volvo S40 has the efficiency and compactness of a small car with the available safety features and poise of a larger sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 92
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 176.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 12.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 15.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 34.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3485 3220
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7.5" 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7.5" 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x 4" - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/149
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.98
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Volvo S40
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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