Compare 2008 Acura TL vs 2008 Lexus IS 350

2008 Acura TL
2008 Lexus IS 350
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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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350 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $27,460 $30,855
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $28,501 $32,025
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $30,689 $34,485
350 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic 18 25 $32,311 $36,305
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $49,840 $56,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,007
$32,311
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,725
$36,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$562 / month
$605 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 88.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.3 180.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 107.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 13.0
Brakes
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 13.15 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 .35 12.20 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 17.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.91
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 33.5
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3623 3527
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/196 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6200 306 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 5000 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.40
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Lexus IS 350
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.72 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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