Compare 2012 Audi S4 vs 2012 Acura TL

2012 Audi S4
2012 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
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
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4-Door Sedan 2WD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD Automatic 20 29 $33,526 $35,705
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Automatic 18 26 $36,812 $39,255
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 Tech Automatic 18 26 $40,264 $42,985
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
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
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 194.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P245/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3847 3726
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas Supercharged V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.10
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi S4 Acura TL
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
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
Rollover Rating

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