Compare 2010 Acura TL vs 2010 Lexus ES

2010 Acura TL
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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES 350 4-Door Sedan 19 27 $31,892 $35,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,673
$31,892
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,105
$35,175
Monthly Payment Estimate
$585 / month
$586 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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. 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 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 95.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.3 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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)
13.2 x 0.4 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3721 3605
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0
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)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 254 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 272 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
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
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 4.15
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Lexus ES 350
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Dual-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6 (2009)

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