Compare 2009 Acura RL vs 2009 INFINITI M

2009 Acura RL
2009 INFINITI M
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RL 4-Door Sedan 16 22 $41,935 $46,680
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 22 $45,180 $50,300
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 22 $48,588 $54,100
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $44,267 $47,950
M35 4-Door Sedan RWD 17 25 $42,286 $45,800
M45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $50,439 $54,650
M45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $48,136 $52,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,935
$44,267
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,680
$47,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$799 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Acura RL tops safety rankings and bristles with technology, but its detached driving feel and over-the-top front-end styling remove it from the best-in-class competition. The 2009 Infiniti M Series represents a compromise between sport and luxury—but a pleasant one that many shoppers should contemplate.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size 4-door Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 105.2
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 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 194.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 60.7
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
16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA 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)
4083 4058
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 303 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 262 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 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)
1.61 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 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)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - 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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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