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2008 Acura TL vs. Its Competition

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2008 Acura TL 4-door Sedan Auto Angular Front Exterior View
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When it comes to entry-lux mid-size sedans, there is no shortage of candidates that want to suck the bucks out of your bank account.

Your choices can be similar to the 2008 Acura TL in that they are front-wheel drive.

The Lexus ES and Audi A4 fit here.

Certainly the Audi is the most sporting of the group, but it may not be the easiest car to live with over the long haul.

2008 Acura TL 4-door Sedan Auto Angular Front Exterior View2008 Acura TL2009 Audi A42009 Audi A42009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid2009 Chevrolet Malibu2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View2008 BMW 3-Series2008 Lexus IS 350 4-door Sport Sedan Auto Angular Front Exterior View2008 Lexus IS 350
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The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
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The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
MSRP From    
$33,725Browse Used Listings$30,700Browse Used Listings$21,605Browse Used Listings$32,700Browse Used Listings$36,305Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I6Gas V6
EPA Class    
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan Automatic4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV350 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic
Front-Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Automatic w/ODCVTAutomatic w/ODManualAutomatic
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