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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD Automatic 20 29 $33,526 $35,705
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech Automatic 20 29 $36,979 $39,435
4-Door Sedan 2WD Advance Automatic 20 29 $39,015 $41,635
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Automatic 18 26 $36,812 $39,255
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $40,264 $42,985
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 18 26 $40,264 $42,985
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Advance Automatic 18 26 $42,300 $45,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,227
$33,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$35,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$595 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans. The 2012 Acura TL is a surprisingly well-rounded luxury sedan, with a host of advanced tech features, and in top SH-AWD trim morphs into a complete and compelling sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 98.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 110.6 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 74.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 194.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
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 - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
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) 16.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 38.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3505 3726
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 280 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.18 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.40-0.38 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.49
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A4 Acura TL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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