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Compare 2001 Acura TL vs 2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2001 Acura TL
2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 29 $25,736 $28,550
TL 4-Door Sedan 3.2L w/Navigation System 19 29 $27,537 $30,550
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4-Door Sedan 2.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 2.6L 18 27 $27,854 $29,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,364 $36,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,736
$27,854
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,550
$29,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$476 / month
$499 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.0 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 33.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.5 88.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.1 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.10 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 35.3
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
135/80R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3310
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.5" 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.5" 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
216 @ 4700 177 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/196 2.6L/158
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 5600 168 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.428 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.653 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.563 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.021 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.470 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.846 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.552 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -

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