Compare 2008 INFINITI M35 vs 2008 Acura RL

2008 INFINITI M35
2008 Acura RL
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35 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
35 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 23 $40,343 $43,900
35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $41,947 $45,650
45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $46,163 $50,250
45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $48,455 $52,750
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 24 $41,576 $46,280
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 24 $44,822 $49,900
4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 24 $48,229 $53,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,343
$41,576
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,900
$46,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$732 / month
$771 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Infiniti M Series has everything needed to be contender, no mistake. The 2008 Acura RL is a fine luxury sedan, but others offer V-8 power and more distinct styling.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.2 99.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.2 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 193.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.4 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 13.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -
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)
12.1 x 0.6 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 19.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3832 4014
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 w/0.6 Reserve 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6200 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 4800 256 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.07
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.48
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.77 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 4.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti M35 Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-link

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