Compare 2008 Audi A4 vs 2008 Acura TL

2008 Audi A4
2008 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan Manual FrontTrak 2.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FrontTrak 2.0T 20 31 $26,878 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual FrontTrak SE 2.0T 20 31 $27,668 $29,750
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T 21 30 $28,085 $30,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T 20 28 $28,830 $31,000
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak SE 2.0T 21 30 $28,877 $31,050
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro 2.0T 20 28 $29,760 $32,000
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro SE 2.0T 20 28 $29,783 $32,025
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $30,041 $32,300
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro SE 2.0T 20 28 $30,713 $33,025
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $30,971 $33,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro SE 2.0T 19 27 $30,992 $33,325
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro SE 2.0T 19 27 $31,922 $34,325
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 3.2L 18 27 $33,761 $36,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 3.2L 15 25 $34,643 $37,250
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro 3.2L 15 25 $35,573 $38,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $35,713 $38,400
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $36,643 $39,400
2-Door Cabriolet CVT FrontTrak 2.0T 21 30 $36,968 $39,750
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $38,921 $41,850
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $44,548 $47,900
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 18 26 $31,007 $33,725
4-Door Sedan Automatic Nav 18 26 $33,300 $36,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S 17 26 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S 18 27 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S HPT 17 26 $35,317 $38,425
4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S HPT 18 27 $35,317 $38,425
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,878
$31,007
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$33,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$562 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi A4 is a competent, high-quality entry-level import that’s in its last year of production. The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 97.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 189.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 12.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.47 11.1 x .35
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 1.18 11.8 x 1.1
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 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 39.7
Steering Type
Servotronic Speed-Sensitive Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 15.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P215/55R16 T135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16 P235/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R16 P235/45WR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3406 3623
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System
FSI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 233 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.2L/196
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 258 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.49
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.31
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Acura TL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.72
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Double-Wishbone

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