Compare 2011 Acura TL vs 2011 Saab 9-5

2011 Acura TL
2011 Saab 9-5
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,856 $35,305
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $36,112 $38,855
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,277 $39,035
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,194 $40,035
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Automatic 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Manual 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
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4-Door Sedan Turbo4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 17 27 $38,479 $39,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
4-Door Sedan Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
4-Door Sedan Aero XWD 17 27 $47,334 $49,565
4-Door Sedan Automatic Aero XWD 17 27 $47,334 $49,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,856
$37,176
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,305
$38,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$588 / month
$642 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If the bold exterior is to your liking, the 2011 Acura TL is a solid luxury value—and the SH-AWD has true sport-sedan chops. The 2011 9-5 could be Saab's saving grace; it's a classy, comfortable, and well-designed flagship, with a lot more character than most luxury sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 38.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.3 197.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 18.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 0.4 11.26 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)
12.6 x 1.1 12.05 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)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QRU
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QRU
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3721 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA LHU
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 220 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA MM1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.62
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.32
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Saab 9-5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
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