Compare 2008 Acura TL vs 2009 Lexus ES

2008 Acura TL
2009 Lexus ES
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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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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES 350 4-Door Sedan 19 27 $31,253 $34,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,007
$31,253
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,725
$34,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$562 / month
$575 / 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 Lexus ES 350 is a luxurious automobile with a cushy ride that would make Buick proud—if Buick still built cars like this.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 95.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.3 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.65 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)
11.1 x .35 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R16 Compact
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)
3623 3580
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/196 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6200 272 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 5000 254 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.42
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Lexus ES 350
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.72 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Dual-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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