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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan (Natl)
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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
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak
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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 Sedan 4.2L quattro 16 23 $52,361 $56,300
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.2L quattro 17 25 $45,570 $49,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,935
$39,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,680
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$716 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.47
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39.0
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4083 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 10.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 380
Engine
Fuel System PGM-FI FSI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic CVT
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.38
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura RL Audi A6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
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
 
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