Compare 2005 Acura RL vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2005 Acura RL
2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 18 26 $43,060 $48,365
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $45,105 $48,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $46,826 $50,350
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $47,198 $50,750
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 25 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $49,522 $53,250
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $53,754 $57,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $55,242 $59,400
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,102 $61,400
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $75,144 $80,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 14 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,060
$45,105
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,365
$48,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$806 / month
$808 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 97.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 189.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Speed sensitive rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3984 3691
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17" - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 8.0" 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17" x 8.0" 16 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 5000 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6200 221 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.42
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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