Compare 2011 Lexus ES 350 vs 2011 Acura TL

2011 Lexus ES 350
2011 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 27 $33,299 $36,725
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,856 $35,305
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $36,112 $38,855
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,277 $39,035
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,194 $40,035
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Automatic 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Manual 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,299
$32,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,725
$35,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$612 / month
$588 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who value comfort and luxury—and still want the latest technology—but don't need a sport sedan, the 2011 Lexus ES 350 is one of the best bets. If the bold exterior is to your liking, the 2011 Acura TL is a solid luxury value—and the SH-AWD has true sport-sedan chops.
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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 Leg Room (in)
35.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.4 98.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 13.1
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 - 12.6 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 - 13.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3605 3721
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 - 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 - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Fuel System
SFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4700 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.49
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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