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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium
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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 Sedan 4.2L quattro Prestige 16 23 $56,682 $60,950
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
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 194.0 195.8
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
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
Front Tire Size P245/45R17 AS P245/45VR18
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
 
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