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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
4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,827
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$601 / 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. For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 88.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 55
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 194 180.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 12.4
Brakes
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 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.4
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/40HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 17 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 5000 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/212 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 201 @ 5500
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TL Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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