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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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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 Manual Type-S 18 27 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S HPT 18 27 $35,317 $38,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S 17 26 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S HPT 17 26 $35,317 $38,425
4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,007
$28,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,725
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$562 / month
$512 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.5
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 189.3 185.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.5 16.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 37.4
Steering Type Variable Pwr Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45WR17 P245/40R18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3623 3527
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 258 @ 6200 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 30
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TL Audi A4
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.07 - TBD -
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
 
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