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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 2WD Tech 18 26 $35,556 $38,685
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $35,391 $38,505
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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,135
$34,366
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,955
$36,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$609 / month
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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 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 98
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 56.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 195.3 191.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 13.6
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 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x 0.4 12.4 x 1.02
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 19.2 56.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCH
Front Tire Size P245/50VR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QCH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3708 3509
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.8 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ - TBD - 253 @ 3100
Engine Order Code NA LY7
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ - TBD - 263 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System PGM-FI PFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 (Est) 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.53
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.49 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.33
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 4.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TL Cadillac CTS
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
 
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