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2012 Acura RL

2012 Audi A6

  2011 Acura RL 4-door Sedan Advance Pkg Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Audi A6 4-door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus Side Exterior View
Invoice $44,098 $38,782
17/24 19/33
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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  • Great, rev-happy engine
  • Responsive six-speed automatic
  • Superb front seats
  • Hard-to-fluster SH-AWD system
  • Quiet cabin


  • Stodgy styling
  • Outdated infotainment
  • Trunk and backseat are small
  • Driving experience lacks sharpness
  • Lower-priced TL is about the same size, but more exciting


  • The small miracle of supercharging
  • Great four-cylinder fuel economy
  • Striking interior styling and materials
  • We're goggle-eyed over Google Earth mapping
  • In-car wireless Internet means quiet passengers


  • Four-cylinders are CVT-only
  • Nowhere near as appealing as the A7
  • Steering better, still not transparent
  • Fifth seat isn't, really
  • Are you ready for a $70,000 A6?
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