Compare 2011 Volvo S80 vs 2011 Acura RL

2011 Volvo S80
2011 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan FWD w/Moonroof 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 3.2L 19 27 $34,921 $37,150
4-Door Sedan FWD w/Moonroof 3.2L 19 27 $34,921 $37,150
4-Door Sedan AWD w/Moonroof 3.0L Turbo 18 26 $38,446 $40,900
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $42,801 $47,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $46,522 $51,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $49,929 $55,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,921
$42,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,150
$47,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$619 / month
$787 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Volvo S80 is safe and secure, fashion-forward, and just right for affluent families. The 2011 Acura RL lives up to its flagship status in the Acura lineup with top-notch tech features and long-haul comfort, but charm comes up missing.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 99.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.8 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.6 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
191.0 195.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 13.2 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)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
495 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 4083
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6400 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.7L/224
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S80 Acura RL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
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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