2007 Acura RL vs. Its Competition

2007 Acura RL
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

For drivers who are moving up from an entry-level high-end sedan, the 2007 Acura RL is just one of many options.

In general, the V-6 engine and all-wheel drive aren't exactly matched elsewhere; other manufacturers offer an available V-8 but don’t necessarily include all-wheel drive.

Most rivals employ rear-wheel drive, although the RL stands as surprisingly sporty in feel in comparison.

The RL does have a few practical advantages as well―namely, top reliability scores and resale values, making it a great choice for long-term ownership.

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Quick Specs
8.2
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7.6
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8.6
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MSRP From   
$45,780$46,845$42,950$51,200
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Mid-SizeMid-SizeMidsizeMid-Size
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan AT (Natl)4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic CVTAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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