Compare 2008 Acura RL vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2008 Acura RL
2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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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 3.0L BlueTec RWD 42 State
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD 42 State 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD California 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L 4MATIC 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L RWD 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.5L 4MATIC 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 6.3L AMG RWD 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,576
$48,546
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,280
$52,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$870 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura RL is a fine luxury sedan, but others offer V-8 power and more distinct styling. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 97.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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 - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4014 3860
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 210 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Diesel V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
256 @ 5000 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 32
Transmission
Trans Type
5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RL Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link

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