Compare 2011 Toyota Avalon vs 2011 Acura TL

2011 Toyota Avalon
2011 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $32,792 $36,435
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,856 $35,305
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $36,112 $38,855
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,277 $39,035
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,194 $40,035
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Automatic 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Manual 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,876
$32,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,195
$35,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$588 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Toyota Avalon is at once traditional and modern, with a classy, comfortable luxury-car look and feel combined with top-notch safety and a great feature set. If the bold exterior is to your liking, the 2011 Acura TL is a solid luxury value—and the SH-AWD has true sport-sedan chops.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.9 98.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 13.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 13.2 x 0.4
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)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
P215/55R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3572 3721
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8
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
3.5L/211 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
N/A NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.49
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.14 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Acura TL
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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