Compare 2012 Acura TL vs 2012 Audi A4

2012 Acura TL
2012 Audi A4
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4-Door Sedan 2WD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD Automatic 20 29 $33,526 $35,705
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Automatic 18 26 $36,812 $39,255
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech Automatic 20 29 $36,979 $39,435
4-Door Sedan 2WD Advance Automatic 20 29 $39,015 $41,635
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 18 26 $40,264 $42,985
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $40,264 $42,985
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Advance Automatic 18 26 $42,300 $45,185
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,526
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,705
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$542 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura TL is a surprisingly well-rounded luxury sedan, with a host of advanced tech features, and in top SH-AWD trim morphs into a complete and compelling sport sedan. The 2012 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 91
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 12.4
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 - TBD - 12.6 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 - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3505
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 5.18
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.40-0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.92
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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