Compare 2012 Cadillac XTS vs 2012 Acura RL

2012 Cadillac XTS
2012 Acura RL
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2012 Cadillac XTS
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $44,098 $48,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $47,853 $52,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $51,292 $56,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$44,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$48,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$803 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura RL is loaded with tech features and supremely comfortable for long-haul trips; but it won't get driving enthusiasts all that excited.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 17 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7
Length, Overall (in)
195.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4099
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24
Transmission
Trans Type
6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1

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