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Selected Style 35 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
35 4-Door Sedan RWD 17 25 $42,286 $45,800
35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $44,267 $47,950
45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $48,136 $52,150
45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $50,439 $54,650
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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
$42,286
$41,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,800
$46,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$778 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Infiniti M Series represents a compromise between sport and luxury—but a pleasant one that many shoppers should contemplate. 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 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4-door Large Car Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.2 99.1
Second Leg Room (in) 37.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 58.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.2 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 114.2 110.2
Liftover Height (in) 28.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.5 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 194.1 195.8
Height, Overall (in) 59.4 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 13.1
Brakes
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) 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 19.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 NA
Front 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) 3941 4083
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 262 @ 4800 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 303 @ 6800 300 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.92 2.70
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.07
Trans Type 7 5
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.49
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.97 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.19 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.35 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
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 - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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