Compare 2009 Acura RL vs 2008 Audi A6

2009 Acura RL
2008 Audi A6
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 22 $41,935 $46,680
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 22 $45,180 $50,300
4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 22 $48,588 $54,100
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak 18 27 $39,943 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L quattro 17 25 $42,873 $46,100
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.2L quattro 17 25 $45,570 $49,000
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro 16 23 $52,361 $56,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,935
$39,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,680
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$716 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Acura RL tops safety rankings and bristles with technology, but its detached driving feel and over-the-top front-end styling remove it from the best-in-class competition. The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 97.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 111.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.9
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - 12.6 x 1.18
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 - 11.9 x 0.47
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4083 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.2L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 255 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI FSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 2.51
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.10
Trans Type
5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.64
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.48
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic CVT
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Audi A6
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA

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