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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
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
$43,990
$33,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,300
$35,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$595 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line For those who like what they see in the pert Audi A4 sport sedan but want an emphasis on the 'sport'—without giving up any practicality—the 2012 Audi S4 is the way to go. 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 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 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) 40.0 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.0 98.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 110.7 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 74.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 185.7 194.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 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) 13.6 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) 37.4 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
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
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) 3847 3726
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas Supercharged V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/212
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 2.27
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.56
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.49
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All wheel drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.75
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi S4 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 8.9 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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