Compare 2012 Lexus ES 350 vs 2012 Acura TL

2012 Lexus ES 350
2012 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 28 $34,400 $36,725
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4-Door Sedan 2WD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD Automatic 20 29 $33,526 $35,705
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Automatic 18 26 $36,812 $39,255
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech Automatic 20 29 $36,979 $39,435
4-Door Sedan 2WD Advance Automatic 20 29 $39,015 $41,635
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 18 26 $40,264 $42,985
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $40,264 $42,985
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Advance Automatic 18 26 $42,300 $45,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,400
$33,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,725
$35,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$612 / month
$595 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Lexus ES 350 is a great pick for those who want a lavish interior and the latest in-car tech, but place a priority on comfort over cornering performance. The 2012 Acura TL is a surprisingly well-rounded luxury sedan, with a host of advanced tech features, and in top SH-AWD trim morphs into a complete and compelling sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.4 98.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 194.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/50VR17
Rear 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)
3605 3726
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.14 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.49
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES 350 Acura TL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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