2017 Acura MDX vs. 2016 Volvo XC90: Compare the Acura MDX to the Volvo XC90
2017 Acura MDXVS2016 Volvo XC90

Acura 2017 MDX Features
  • Performance
  • Interior
  • Technology
  • Safety & Driver Awareness
PerformanceThe 9-speed automatic transmission of the Acura MDX marries to a 3.5-L V6 engine to achieve a potent 290hp. This far outstrips the 250hp managed by the 2.0-L I4 in the Volvo XC90. This combined with the Acura MDX’s lighter weight, results in a power-to-weight ratio of 0.72 hp / lb. vs. .058 hp / lb for the Volvo.
MDX with Advance Package shown
2017 Acura MDX
InteriorInside the Acura MDX, you’ll notice distinctive leather seating, an additional zone of climate control (for a total of three) and more shoulder and leg room for drivers and passengers. All of these premium touches aren’t standard in the Volvo, easily showing why the Acura MDX delivers a more comfortable and refined interior experience.
MDX with Advance Package shown
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
TechnologySophisticated and intuitive technology like the available dual-screen rear entertainment system, GPS-linked, solar-sensing climate control10, Siri® Eyes Free and integrated Pandora® streaming capability set the Acura MDX a tier above the Volvo, which lacks all of these convenient tech and entertainment features.
MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages shown
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
Safety & Driver AwarenessThe Acura MDX is equipped with standard safety and driver assistive features that will cost you extra on the Volvo. Acura MDX offers AcuraWatch, which includes: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control53, Lane Keeping Assist59 and Road Departure Mitigation.
MDX with Advance Package shown
2017 Acura MDX multi-Information display
Feature Comparison
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  • 2017 Acura MDX wheels2016 Volvo XC90 wheels
    Get performance with style. The wheels available with the Acura MDX are designed to impress at every level.
  • 2017 Acura MDX push button shifter2016 Volvo XC90 shift knob
    The Acura MDX 9-speed electronic gear selector is intuitive in operation and compact in design, so drivers get more interior space.
  • 2017 Acura MDX V6 engine2016 Volvo XC90 4-cly. engine
    The V6 engine of the Acura MDX offers more power and torque with a smooth, refined feel vs. Volvo XC90’s 4-clylinder engine.
  • 2017 Acura MDX interior2016 Volvo XC90 interior
    The Acura MDX comes with standard leather which is an upgrade in the Volvo XC90. Available natural wood accents and an additional zone of climate control complete the picture.
    MDX with Advance Package shown
  • 2017 Acura MDX LED headlights2016 Volvo XC90 head lights
    The Acura MDX offers standard Jewel Eye® LED headlights whereas the Volvo XC90 only offers them as an upgrade.
  • 2017 Acura MDX display screens2016 Volvo XC90 display screen
    The Acura MDX dual-screen system intuitively parses information where you need it. The Volvo XC90 offers a hideaway single screen by comparison.
    MDX with Technology Package shown
2017 Acura MDX vs. 2016 Volvo XC90: Price, Performance and Features
2016 Volvo XC902017 Acura MDX
Starting price1$44,050$43,950
Base engine3.5L V-62.0L In-line 4-Cyl. Turbo
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive or All-wheel driveFront-wheel drive or All-wheel drive
Horsepower (@ rpm SAE net)290 @ 6200250 @ 5500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)267 @ 4700250 @ 5500
EPA Mileage Rating
(City / Hwy / Comb.)2
FWD: 19 / 27 / 22
w/ Idle Stop: 20 / 27 / 23
AWD: 18 / 26 / 21
w/ Idle Stop: 19 / 26 / 22
RWD: 22 / 26 / 24
AWD: 22 / 25 / 23
Curb weight4,0014,293
Power-to-weight ratio.072 hp / lb.058 hp / lb
Transmission9-Speed automatic8-Speed automatic
Paddle ShiftersStandardOptional
Torque Vectoring AWDAvailableNot available
LED HeadlightsStandardOptional
Leather appointed seatingStandardOptional
GPS-linked, solar-sensing climate control10AvailableNot available
Automatic climate controlTri-zoneDual-Zone
Pandora® compatibility45AvailableNot available
HomeLink® transmitter systemStandardOptional
Automatic braking system (CMBS™)StandardOptional
Active lane keeping system59StandardOptional
Radar-sensing adaptive cruise control53StandardOptional
Road Departure MitigationStandardOptional
Stability controlStandardOptional
Aha™ compatibilityAvailableNot available
110-volt AC power outletStandardOptional
Heated front seatsStandardOptional
Siri® Eyes FreeStandardNot available
Capless fuel doorStandardNot available
Fuel capacity19.5 gal18.8 gal
Rear seat DVD Entertainment systemAvailableNot available
Shoulder room (1st/2nd/3rd row)61.1 / 59.1 / 54.7 (inches)57.7 / 56.5 / na (inches)
Legroom41.4 / 36.6 / 30.9 (inches)40.9 / 37.0 / na (inches)
Cargo Capacity90.94785.7
CompassStandardNot available
Second-row captain’s chairsAvailableNot available
USB charge ports41
Drivetrain Warranty6 yr. / 70,000 mi.164 yr. / 50,000 mi.

MDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website. EPA Fuel economy ratings sourced from the EPA site (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/). Where used, the NHTSA 5-star ratings are sourced from the NHTSA site (http://www.safercar.gov/) , and "True Cost to Own" predictions are from Edmund's site (http://www.edmunds.com/tco.html).

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