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2012 Acura RL

2011 Saab 9-5

  2011 Acura RL 4-door Sedan Advance Pkg Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Saab 9-5
MSRP
$48,200
$38,525
Invoice $44,098 $37,176
MPG
City/Highway
17/24 17/27
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Great, rev-happy engine
  • Responsive six-speed automatic
  • Superb front seats
  • Hard-to-fluster SH-AWD system
  • Quiet cabin

Dislikes:

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  • Outdated infotainment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

Likes:

  • Classy, elegant styling that stands out
  • Awesome seats, front and rear
  • Quiet, isolated ride
  • Responsive, well-weighted steering
  • Safety features

Dislikes:

  • Feels overpriced
  • Hold-on-a-sec V-6 powertrain response
  • Not quite as tech-loaded as rivals
Crash Test Ratings
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