Compare 2007 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2007 Acura RL

2007 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2007 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L 19 26 $47,012 $50,550
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD 3.0L 23 32 $47,942 $51,550
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $49,336 $53,050
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $51,801 $55,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L 15 23 $54,870 $59,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.5L 15 22 $57,195 $61,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 14 20 $78,678 $84,600
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 14 20 $79,422 $85,400
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4-Door Sedan AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 18 26 $43,609 $48,665
4-Door Sedan AT Tech Pkg 18 26 $44,266 $49,400
4-Door Sedan AT Tech/CMBS w/PAX 18 26 $47,667 $53,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,012
$41,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,550
$45,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$843 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2007 Acura RL is a top-notch luxury sedan that’s sportier than its conservative exterior might indicate, yet those who want to be seen―or have a V-8 under the hood―should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 99.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
191.0 193.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 13.1
Brakes
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.7
Steering Type
Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/45R17 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R17 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3740 4012
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 256 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 290 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.07
Trans Type
7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.48
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Acura RL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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