2015 Acura TLX vs. Volvo S60 – Track Battle [Video Review]

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2015 Acura TLX vs. Volvo S60 T6

2015 Acura TLX is the new kid on the block. It replaces the Acura TSX and the TL. It’s a mid-size sports sedan that will have to compete against the likes of the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and (in this case) Volvo S60.

The TLX is powered by Acura’s smooth 290 horsepower 3.5L V6 and delivers the power via the new 9-speed automatic transmission. Volvo S60 has a trick up its sleeve. It uses a 302 horsepower 2.0L super-turbo four cylinder. The supercharger is working at low rpm. Maximum torque of 295 lb-ft comes in at 2,100 rpm. The turbocharger takes over higher in the range. The result is smooth power delivery with no lag.

Acura’s trump card is the super handling SH-AWD. It uses torque vectoring to send the power the outside wheel(s) to bring the car through corners with authority.

2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 FWD
Engine 3.5L V6 2.0 I4
Power 290 hp / 267 lb-ft 302 hp / 295 lb-ft
Transmission 9-speed Auto 8-speed Auto
Highway range mi 533.2 623.0
EPA mpg 21 / 31 24 / 35
Passenger cu-ft 107.6
Trunk cu-ft 14.3 12.0
Curb weight lbs 3,774 3,472
MSRP $ $41,450 $39,000

So, which car is quickest at one lap around IMI Motorsports park?  And which is faster at 0-60 mph? Watch the video to find out.

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

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