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Acura MDX vs. Volvo XC90

In comparing the Acura MDX to the Volvo XC90, the Acura MDX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Acura MDX versus the Volvo XC90, the Acura MDX is a better car than the Volvo XC90.

Acura MDX versus Volvo XC90 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura MDX ranges from $37,500 to $50,998 while a used Volvo XC90 from the same model year range is priced between $45,236 to $64,885. For a new model, the Acura MDX's price is between $48,741 and $62,494, with the Volvo XC90 priced between $53,530 and $72,862.

Acura MDX versus Volvo XC90 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura MDX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Volvo XC90's quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Acura MDX being ranked 2 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the Volvo XC90 being ranked 1 out of 67. Out of 21 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs, the Acura MDX is ranked 21 and the Volvo XC90 is ranked 1. The Acura MDX is also ranked 4 out of 25 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows while the Volvo XC90 is ranked 1 out of 25.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura MDX’s base engine makes 290 horsepower, and the Volvo XC90 base engine makes 247 horsepower. The MDX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 481 miles. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 526 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Acura MDX has the advantage of offering more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Volvo XC90 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Acura MDX.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$48,741 - $62,494

Used Asking Price:

$37,500 - $50,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$53,530 - $72,862

Used Asking Price:

$45,236 - $64,885

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

9.3 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 67
1 / 21
2 / 67
2 / 21
4 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 67
1 / 25
1 / 21
3 / 21
4 / 67

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

SH-AWD, Base, SH-AWD w/Tech, w/Tech, SH-AWD Type S w/Advance Package, SH-AWD w/Advance, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD Type S

Trim Levels

B6 Core, B6 Plus Bright Theme 6P, B6 Plus Bright Theme 7P, B6 Ultimate Bright Theme 6P, B5 Core, B6 Ultimate Bright Theme 7P, B5 Plus Bright Theme

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.068 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

247 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

352 / 481 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 28 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

414 / 526 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.3 inches

Cargo Space:

16.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

71.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

155.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.6 inches

Cargo Space:

15.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

85.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

119.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4271 lbs

Width:

78.7 inches

Height:

67.1 inches

Length:

198.4 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4589 lbs

Width:

84.3 inches

Height:

69.9 inches

Length:

195 inches

Wheelbase:

117.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

255/55R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R19