Compare 2012 Acura RL vs 2011 Saab 9-5

2012 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 $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 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
$44,098
$37,176
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$38,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$642 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.8
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 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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.6
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)
42.4 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 197.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 18.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 18.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QRU
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QRU
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4099 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
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 Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.62
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.92
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Saab 9-5
Suspension
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.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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