Compare 2008 Acura RL vs 2008 INFINITI M

2008 Acura RL
2008 INFINITI M
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RL 4-Door Sedan 16 24 $41,576 $46,280
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 24 $44,822 $49,900
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 24 $48,229 $53,700
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $41,947 $45,650
M35 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 23 $40,343 $43,900
M45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $48,455 $52,750
M45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $46,163 $50,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,576
$41,947
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,280
$45,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$761 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura RL is a fine luxury sedan, but others offer V-8 power and more distinct styling. The 2008 Infiniti M Series has everything needed to be contender, no mistake.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 105.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 44.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 192.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 114.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
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)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4014 4004
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 9.2 w/0.6 Reserve
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 275 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
256 @ 5000 268 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.53
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Infiniti M35
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Double Wishbone

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