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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan AT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan MT Type-S 19 28 $34,967 $38,125
4-Door Sedan MT Type-S Summer Tires 19 28 $35,150 $38,325
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 AT Type-S Summer Tires 19 28 $35,150 $38,325
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE 19 25 $26,229 $28,630
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SL 19 25 $28,286 $30,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,847
$26,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,625
$28,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$477 / month
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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 Nissan Maxima is a bit more aesthetically appealing than a top-of-the-line Altima or Accord, but it doesn’t perform any better.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 53.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.9 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.9 103.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 111.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 189.3 194.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.5 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.35 11.50 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
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 12.60 x 1.10
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) 17.1 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/45WR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/45WR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3623 3591
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 8.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 233 @ 5000 252 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/196 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 258 @ 6200 255 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System PGM-FI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 NA
Trans Type 5 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.49 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Continously Variable
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura TL Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.72 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.07 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone Multi-link
 
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