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2009 Volvo C70 2009 Lexus ES 2009 Acura TL
     
2dr Conv Man
  • 2dr Conv Man
  • 2dr Conv Auto
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
2WD
  • 2WD
  • SH-AWD
  • 2WD w/Technology Package
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and HPT

Prices

MSRP $39,800 $34,470 $34,955
Invoice $37,412 $31,253 $32,136
Avg. Paid $20,028 $18,011 $17,389

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 9.0 8.9
Critics' Rating 8.3 9.3 8.8
Performance 7.2 8.5 8.2
Interior 8.1 8.9 8.8
Operating Cost N/A 7.7 7.5
Safety 10.0 9.1 10.0
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Open, upscale cabin
  • Comfortable front seats
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • High-quality, luxurious cabin
  • Comfortable seats
  • Smooth, refined engine
  • Exceptional reliability
  • Good handling in AWD models
  • Upscale, modern interior
  • Comfortable seats
  • Stellar safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Retracted top limits trunk space
  • Mediocre performance
  • Too isolated and soft for some
  • Low safety ratings
  • Button-heavy center stack may be confusing for some
  • Polarizing looks

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbo Gas I5 2.5L/154 Gas V6 3.5L/210 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 109.3 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 191.1 195.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 71.7 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 57.1 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3627 3580 3708

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84 95.4 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.4 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 57.3 58.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 55.9 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.8 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 35.9 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.0 56.3 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 52.8 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.8 14.7 13.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
ABS Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbo Gas I5 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.5L/154 3.5L/210 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 227 @ 5000 272 @ 6200 280 @ - TBD -
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 1500 - 4800 254 @ 4700 254 @ - TBD -
Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.7 36.7 19.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19 18 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27 26 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Dual-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard