Compare 2007 Acura TL vs 2008 Lexus ES 350

2007 Acura TL
2008 Lexus ES 350
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4-Door Sedan AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 20 28 $30,847 $33,625
4-Door Sedan AT Navigation 20 28 $33,136 $36,125
4-Door Sedan AT Type-S 19 28 $34,967 $38,125
4-Door Sedan MT Type-S 19 28 $34,967 $38,125
4-Door Sedan AT Type-S Summer Tires 19 28 $35,150 $38,325
4-Door Sedan MT Type-S Summer Tires 19 28 $35,150 $38,325
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 27 $30,594 $34,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,847
$30,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,625
$34,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$569 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
On all counts, the 2007 Acura TL is a sophisticated, luxurious, and dependable car. What it lacks is excitement. The 2008 Lexus ES 350 is a plush, soft-handling car that would make Buick proud--if Buick still built cars like this.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 95.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.3 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 14.7
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.65 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)
11.1 x 0.35 11.06 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3623 3580
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 5000 254 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/196 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6200 272 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.42
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Lexus ES 350
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.72 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Dual-Link

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