Compare 2012 Saab 9-5 vs 2012 Acura TL

2012 Saab 9-5
2012 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Turbo4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Turbo4 20 33 N/A $36,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Turbo4 18 28 N/A $37,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Turbo4 17 27 N/A $39,875
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 N/A $41,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 N/A $47,065
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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
N/A
$33,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,525
$35,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$609 / month
$595 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
58.9 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
58.0 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 98.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 194.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.8
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 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - 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 - 3726
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear 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)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5500 280 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
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 Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Acura TL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 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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