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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $46,522 $51,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $49,929 $55,150
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $42,801 $47,200
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
4-Door Sedan Aero XWD 17 27 $47,334 $49,565
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 17 27 $38,479 $39,875
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic Aero XWD 17 27 $47,334 $49,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,801
$37,176
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,200
$38,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$787 / month
$642 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Acura RL lives up to its flagship status in the Acura lineup with top-notch tech features and long-haul comfort, but charm comes up missing. The 2011 9-5 could be Saab's saving grace; it's a classy, comfortable, and well-designed flagship, with a lot more character than most luxury sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 38.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.1 96.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 111.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 73.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 195.7 197.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 18.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x - TBD - 11.26 x - TBD -
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 - 12.05 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 15.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QRU
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QRU
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P225/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4083 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6300 220 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System PGM-FI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 271 @ 5000 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code NA LHU
Displacement 3.7L/224 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.04
Trans Order Code NA MM1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.62
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.92
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.32
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura RL Saab 9-5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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