Compare 2012 Acura RL vs 2012 Audi A6

2012 Acura RL
2012 Audi A6
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $44,098 $48,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $47,853 $52,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $51,292 $56,150
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $38,782 $41,700
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $38,782 $41,700
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,098
$38,782
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$41,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$695 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura RL is loaded with tech features and supremely comfortable for long-haul trips; but it won't get driving enthusiasts all that excited. It's the same V-6 blast to drive as the far more sexy A7, which makes the 2012 Audi A6 a little irrelevant for those not fixated on five seats or four cylinders.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 97.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 193.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 114.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 14.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 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 - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
4099 3682
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 33
Transmission
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.83-0.61
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Audi A6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 6.7

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