Compare 2012 Acura RL vs 2012 Hyundai Genesis

2012 Acura RL
2012 Hyundai Genesis
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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 V6 3.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L 18 28 $32,070 $34,200
4-Door Sedan V8 4.6L 16 25 $41,204 $44,500
4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L 17 25 $42,124 $45,500
4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L R-Spec 16 25 $43,044 $46,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,098
$32,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$34,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
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. The Genesis' impressive details and execution make it a pragmatic luxury-car choice, especially in the quick, plush V-6 version.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large car
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 109.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 44.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 196.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 115.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
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)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 19.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4099 3971
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 291 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 333 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18 (Est)
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.61
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.39
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.90
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.55
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Hyundai Genesis
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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