Compare 2009 Audi A6 vs 2009 Acura RL

2009 Audi A6
2009 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium Plus 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Prestige 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Premium 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Prestige 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Prestige 16 23 $56,682 $60,950
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4-Door Sedan (Natl)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 22 $41,935 $46,680
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 22 $45,180 $50,300
4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 22 $48,588 $54,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,943
$41,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,100
$46,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$752 / month
$778 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Acura RL tops safety rankings and bristles with technology, but its detached driving feel and over-the-top front-end styling remove it from the best-in-class competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 99.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 195.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.2 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)
- TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 AS P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 AS P245/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4083
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
FSI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3250 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/191 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6500 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.07
Trans Type
7 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.49
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.38 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.51 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Acura RL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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