Compare 2008 Lexus ES 350 vs 2008 Acura TL

2008 Lexus ES 350
2008 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 27 $30,594 $34,120
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 18 26 $31,007 $33,725
4-Door Sedan Automatic Nav 18 26 $33,300 $36,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S 17 26 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S 18 27 $35,134 $38,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S HPT 17 26 $35,317 $38,425
4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S HPT 18 27 $35,317 $38,425
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,594
$31,007
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,120
$33,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$569 / month
$562 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Lexus ES 350 is a plush, soft-handling car that would make Buick proud--if Buick still built cars like this. The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.4 97.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 189.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 107.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 12.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
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)
11.06 x - TBD - 11.1 x .35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P235/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P235/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80R16
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)
3580 3623
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.2L/196
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6200 258 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4700 233 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.49
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES 350 Acura TL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.72
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link w/Coil Springs

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