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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 Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,712 $35,905
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,164 $39,635
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,200 $41,835
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,997 $39,455
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,485 $45,385
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,100 $37,405
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,712
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,905
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$542 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling. Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.200
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.600
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 55.500
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 91.000
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.500
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 54.300
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.300
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 61.100
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 110.600
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 71.900
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 61.600
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.0 185.200
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 12.400
Brakes
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 - 12.600 x - TBD -
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 - 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.900
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.300
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 37.700
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 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 3726 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 5.180
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 2.400-0.380
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 2.920
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura TL Audi A4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.748 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.181 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.9 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 (2012) 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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
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