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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
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 31 $27,345 $28,515
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV 21 31 $27,345 $28,515
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $28,401 $29,615
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 22 31 $28,401 $29,615
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 31 $29,211 $30,460
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 21 31 $29,211 $30,460
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $30,266 $31,560
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 22 31 $30,266 $31,560
4-Door Sedan Lux 22 31 $30,131 $31,420
4-Door Sedan Lux PZEV 22 31 $30,131 $31,420
4-Door Sedan Lux Plus 22 31 $32,476 $33,865
4-Door Sedan Lux Plus PZEV 22 31 $32,476 $33,865
4-Door Sedan Lux Limited 22 31 $33,243 $34,665
4-Door Sedan Lux Limited PZEV 22 31 $33,243 $34,665
4-Door Sedan Executive 4Motion 17 25 $38,734 $40,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,526
$27,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,705
$28,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$475 / 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. Value-minded sedan shoppers who are willing to sacrifice a little practicality in the name of style will find a lot to like in the 2012 Volkswagen CC.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.6
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 37.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 37.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 56.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 94
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 106.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 194.0 188.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 13.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x - TBD - 11.1 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 - 12.3 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 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR17 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR17 P235/45R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 5000 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/212 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.11
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura TL Volkswagen CC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone McPherson concept
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-link fully independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Crash Test Ratings
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