2008 Volvo XC90 vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2008 Volvo XC90 has excellent competition in its class.

The Acura MDX has Honda's enviably smooth engine and transmission, along with a relatively new shape, while the Volkswagen Touareg has great off-road capability.

The VW and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class offer just two rows of seating; the Benz also comes in a high-powered V-8 version.

The BMW X5 offers a small third-row seat and excellent dynamics, but a confusing interior.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Volvo XC90 caters well to safety-minded families who need an all-wheel-drive SUV, though third-row room is strictly limited.
The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag.
The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg has more toughness than most mid-size SUVs for heavy-duty towing and off-road needs yet on-the-road comfort doesn’t suffer.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
AWD 4-Door I64WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L4-Door V6
All Wheel Drive4 Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door
Automatic,Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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