Compare 2011 Saab 9-5 vs 2011 Acura RL

2011 Saab 9-5
2011 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan Turbo4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 17 27 $38,479 $39,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
4-Door Sedan Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
4-Door Sedan Aero XWD 17 27 $47,334 $49,565
4-Door Sedan Automatic Aero XWD 17 27 $47,334 $49,565
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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
$37,176
$42,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,525
$47,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$642 / month
$787 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 9-5 could be Saab's saving grace; it's a classy, comfortable, and well-designed flagship, with a lot more character than most luxury sport sedans. 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
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 99.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 13.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.05 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)
11.26 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QRU NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QRU NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4083
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LHU NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5500 300 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.10
Trans Order Code
MM1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.92 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.27
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Acura RL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
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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