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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD Automatic 20 29 $33,526 $35,705
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech Automatic 20 29 $36,979 $39,435
4-Door Sedan 2WD Advance Automatic 20 29 $39,015 $41,635
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Automatic 18 26 $36,812 $39,255
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $40,264 $42,985
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 18 26 $40,264 $42,985
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Advance Automatic 18 26 $42,300 $45,185
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,526
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,705
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$542 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Acura TL is a surprisingly well-rounded luxury sedan, with a host of advanced tech features, and in top SH-AWD trim morphs into a complete and compelling sport sedan. The 2012 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 91
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.0 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 110.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 71.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 12.4
Brakes
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) 13.2 x - TBD - 11.8 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 - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/40R18
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) 3726 3505
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 5000 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/212 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 211 @ 4300
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.92
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 5.18
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 2.40-0.38
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TL Audi A4
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 7.5
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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