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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 12.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
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
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P235/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3580 3623
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4700 233 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.2L/196
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6200 258 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES 350 Acura TL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link w/Coil Springs
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 -

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