Compare 2008 Acura TL vs 2009 Audi A4

2008 Acura TL
2009 Audi A4
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 18 26 $31,007 $33,725
4-Door Sedan Automatic Nav 18 26 $33,300 $36,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S 17 26 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S 18 27 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S HPT 17 26 $35,317 $38,425
4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S HPT 18 27 $35,317 $38,425
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4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,007
$28,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,725
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$562 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality. The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
189.3 185.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 16.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x .35 11.3 x 0.47
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)
11.8 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P245/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3623 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 5000 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/196 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6200 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.72 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -

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