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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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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
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,098
$38,782
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$41,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$695 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 195.8 193.9
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
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 245/45R18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4099 3682
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
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
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
Displacement 3.7L/224 2.0L/121
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
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
Trans Type 6 1
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura RL Audi A6
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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