When it's time for you to step out of the smaller entry-level premium sedans, the 2009 Acura RL doesn't really stand out among the excellent competitors it faces.
It's probably because the Acura RL is V-6 powered and uses all-wheel drive.
There are some sedans that match its drivetrain; the Cadillac STS is more crisply styled, but its rear seat is truly cramped.
The Volvo S80 is light and airy inside, with a Scandinavian look to the cabin and a light touch to the controls.
The Audi A6 suffers from the same overwrought styling up front as the Acura RL, but its backseat seems roomier.
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|2009 Acura RLBrowse Used Listings||2009 Cadillac STSBrowse Used Listings||2008 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2008 Volvo S80Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|4-Door Sedan (Natl)||4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC||4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak||4-Door Sedan 3.2L FWD|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic CVT||Automatic,|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2009 Acura RL vs. 2009 Cadillac STS||2009 Acura RL vs. 2008 Audi A6||2009 Acura RL vs. 2008 Volvo S80|