Compare 2011 Acura RL vs 2011 Saab 9-5

2011 Acura RL
2011 Saab 9-5
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $42,801 $47,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $46,522 $51,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $49,929 $55,150
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4-Door Sedan Turbo4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 17 27 $38,479 $39,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
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 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.8
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
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 96.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.7 197.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 18.2
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)
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.9
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QRU
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QRU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear 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
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
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
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 Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA LHU
Displacement
3.7L/224 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 220 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.32
Trans Type
6 6
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Saab 9-5
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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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