Compare 2011 Lexus GS 460 vs 2011 Acura RL

2011 Lexus GS 460
2011 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $49,279 $55,370
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $42,801 $47,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $46,522 $51,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $49,929 $55,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,279
$42,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,370
$47,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$923 / month
$787 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
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
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.2 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 19.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7-3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
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)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3836 4083
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear 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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 3600 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
342 @ 6200 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.36
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.10
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 460 Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone 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.)
Multi-link Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
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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