Compare 2009 Acura TSX vs 2009 Volvo S40

2009 Acura TSX
2009 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 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.4L FWD 20 31 $26,837 $28,550
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T R-Design AWD 18 26 $31,772 $33,800
S40 4-Door Sedan 2.5T R-Design FWD 19 28 $30,409 $32,350

Pricing

Invoice Price

$26,821
$26,837

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$29,160
$28,550

Monthly Payment Estimate

$486 / month
$476 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.8
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The new 2009 Acura TSX has a standout features list and distinctive interior, but its acceleration isn't notable. The 2009 Volvo S40 is a city-friendly sport sedan with some of today’s best safety features.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Compact

Interior Dimensions

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 38.1

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

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 41.6

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 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

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.1 x 0.35 11.0 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 15.9

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.6 2.9

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

13.4 15.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.0 34.9

Steering Type

Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P205/50R17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P205/50R17

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 3273

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17" x 7.5" 17 x 7

Front Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

17" x 7.5" 17 x 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

16" x 4" - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.2 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

105 - 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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 20

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 24

Transmission

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,

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 4.66

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura TSX Volvo S40

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-link NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 6

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