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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 97.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.31
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Acura TL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Double-Wishbone
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

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