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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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Trim

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 Sport Sedan Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic 18 25 $32,311 $36,305
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,007
$32,311
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,725
$36,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$562 / month
$605 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 54.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.9 30.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.9 88.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 107.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.5 13.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x .35 12.20 x - TBD -
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 13.15 x - TBD -
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 17.1
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/80R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45WR17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45WR17 P225/45VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3623 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System PGM-FI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 233 @ 5000 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/196 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 258 @ 6200 306 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 3.52
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura TL Lexus IS 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
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
 
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