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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 3.5 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,396 $31,000
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,712
$28,396
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,905
$31,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$517 / month
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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. The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 34.600
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.500
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 53.900
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 56.300
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 95.800
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.400
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 55.100
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.800
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 53.400
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 73.200
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.600
Length, Overall (in) 194.0 190.600
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.800
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 62.400
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 109.300
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 14.200
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 12.600 x 1.100
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 - 12.130 x 0.630
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 37.400
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.570
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3551
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 5000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/212 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 290 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 2.371-0.439
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 1.766
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 5.173
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TL Nissan Maxima
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.748 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.181 1.000
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.9 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 (2012) 5 (2012)
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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