2015 Acura TLX V6 vs. 2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 – Drag Race [Video]

2015, acura, tlx, volvo, s60, t6, awd, fwd, drag, race, videoWhich is quicker in a 600 foot drag race at mile high of elevation. Would it be 2015 Acura TLX with the V6 and SH-AWD or the 2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 FWD?

The new Acura TLX is the new kid on the block. It’s carrying a lot of responsibility, as it replaces two cars in Acura’s lineup – the TSX and TL. It show’s off Acura’s next generation of design. It’s powered by a smooth 3.5L V6 that makes 290 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm and 267 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm. And the 9-speed automatic transmission is putting power to the “Super Handling” AWD system.

The S60 T6 Drive-E is featuring Volvo’s new supercharged and turbocharged 2.0L I4 with 302 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm and 295 lb-ft @ 2,100 rpm. The supercharger works at low rpm and the turbo takes over up higher. This little engine is powerful and has no power lag.

2015 Acura TLX 2015.5 Volvo S60 T6
Engine 3.5L V6 2.0L I4 SuperTurbo
Power 290 hp / 267 lb-ft 302 hp / 295 lb-ft
Transmission 9-speed Auto 8-speed Auto
Highway range mi 584.4 516.2
EPA mpg 21/31 24/35
Passenger cu-ft 106.5 93.3
Trunk cu-ft 14.3 12
Curb weight lbs 3,774 3,472
MSRP $ $41,450 $39,000

Check out this fun TFLcar drag race video. Which one can do it?

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011.