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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 $33,827 $36,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,279 $39,760
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,315 $41,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,216 $37,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $37,113 $39,580
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,565 $43,310
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,565 $43,310
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,601 $45,510
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,827
$34,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,030
$36,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$601 / month
$610 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too. The 2014 Lexus ES is an attractive package in its segment, and the hybrid model makes for a very compelling alternative to more expensive green luxury cars.
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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 Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 54.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 40
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 100.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 57.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 55
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 194 192.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 62
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 111
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 15.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 11.6
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 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.2
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR17 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR17 P215/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3549
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 -
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 5000 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/212 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 268 @ 6200
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TL Lexus ES 350
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 7.6 (Est)
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
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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