Compare 2008 Acura TL vs 2009 INFINITI G

2008 Acura TL
2009 INFINITI G
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 18 26 $31,007 $33,725
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic Nav 18 26 $33,300 $36,225
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S 17 26 $35,134 $38,225
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic Type-S HPT 17 26 $35,317 $38,425
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S 18 27 $35,134 $38,225
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual Type-S HPT 18 27 $35,317 $38,425
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2-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
G37 Convertible 2-Door Base 17 25 $40,490 $43,850
G37 Convertible 2-Door Sport 16 24 $40,537 $43,900
G37 Coupe 2-Door Base RWD 18 26 $33,169 $35,900
G37 Coupe 2-Door Journey RWD 18 26 $33,859 $36,650
G37 Coupe 2-Door x AWD 18 25 $35,747 $38,700
G37 Sedan 4-Door Base RWD 17 26 $30,727 $33,250
G37 Sedan 4-Door Journey RWD 17 26 $31,142 $33,700
G37 Sedan 4-Door Sport RWD 18 25 $31,648 $34,250
G37 Sedan 4-Door x AWD 17 25 $33,029 $35,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,007
$40,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,725
$43,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$562 / month
$731 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality. The 2009 Infiniti G37 is a true sport sedan; it may be a little harsh for poseurs, but true driving enthusiasts will love it.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 27.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 78.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 34.5
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 45.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
189.3 183.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 10.33
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 13.0 x 1.3
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)
11.1 x .35 13.0 x 0.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 20
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.09
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P225/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R16 NA
Front 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)
3623 4095
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 5000 267 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/196 3.7L/225
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6200 325 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 2.04
Trans Type
5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Infiniti G37 Convertible
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.72 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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