Compare 2010 Acura TL vs 2010 Hyundai Azera vs 2010 Lexus ES

2010 Acura TL
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2010 Hyundai Azera
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2010 Lexus ES
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,673 $35,105
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,093 $38,835
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,010 $39,835
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $39,349 $42,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $40,266 $43,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $39,349 $42,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $40,266 $43,385
TL 4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $35,928 $38,655
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4-Door Sedan GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Azera 4-Door Sedan GLS 18 26 $23,722 $24,970
Azera 4-Door Sedan Limited 17 26 $27,455 $29,570
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES 350 4-Door Sedan 19 27 $31,892 $35,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,673
$23,722
$31,892
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,105
$24,970
$35,175
Monthly Payment Estimate
$585 / month
$416 / month
$586 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Boldly styled and laden with high-tech features, the 2010 Acura TL is a solid value, though enthusiasts might find its overall ability lacking. The 2010 Hyundai Azera appeals to sedan shoppers on a budget who value comfort and interior space above all else. Comfort-minded buyers who room for four in a sensibly-sized sedan—and still want the latest technology—won't be able to do much better than the 2010 Lexus ES 350.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.1 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.9 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 107 95.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 38.2 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 57.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.7 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.5 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 38.2 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40.2 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 62.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.3 192.7 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.7 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.6 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.4 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 72.8 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 17 14.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 0.4 11.2 x - TBD - 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 11.9 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.8 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 16.8 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.4 36.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.20 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/55VR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/55VR17 P215/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 198 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3721 3629 3605
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 226 @ 3500 254 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.3L/201 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 234 @ 6000 272 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.42 1.42
Trans Type
5 5 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.73 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.81 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.06 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.33 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD NA Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.79 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Hyundai Azera Lexus ES 350
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Dual-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - 6 (2009)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.9 8.5

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