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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $46,522 $51,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $49,929 $55,150
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $42,801 $47,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,279
$42,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,370
$47,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$923 / month
$787 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Acura RL lives up to its flagship status in the Acura lineup with top-notch tech features and long-haul comfort, but charm comes up missing.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.1 99.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 195.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.2 13.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
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) 13.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.8 19.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.9-19.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7-3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3836 4083
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 x 8.0
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
Displacement 4.6L/281 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 342 @ 6200 300 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 3600 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 1.49
Trans Type 8 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.18 2.27
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.72 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.56
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.60 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 460 Acura RL
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.3
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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