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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,135 $34,955
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $35,391 $38,505
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $35,556 $38,685
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $38,811 $42,235
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $39,728 $43,235
4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*
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Invoice Price
$32,135
$28,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,955
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$512 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Acura TL is a great choice for those who value superb audio, high-tech features, and Honda reliability; serious driving enthusiasts are wise to cross-shop the rear-wheel-drive competition, and buyers who prefer restrained styling need not apply. 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
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 55.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 110.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 195.3 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 16.9
Brakes
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) 12.6 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) 13.1 x 0.4 11.3 x 0.47
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 19.2 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3708 3527
Wheels
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) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.8 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ - TBD - 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ - TBD - 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System PGM-FI FSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 (Est) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - -
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.49 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic w/OD
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TL Audi A4
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
 
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