Compare 2012 Acura TL vs 2012 Volkswagen CC

2012 Acura TL
2012 Volkswagen CC
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,526 $35,705
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,015 $41,635
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $36,979 $39,435
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,812 $39,255
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,300 $45,185
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,264 $42,985
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,264 $42,985
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4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $30,266 $31,560
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 22 31 $30,266 $31,560
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $28,401 $29,615
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 22 31 $28,401 $29,615
CC 4-Door Sedan Executive 4Motion 17 25 $38,447 $40,090
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux 22 31 $30,131 $31,420
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux Limited 22 31 $32,956 $34,365
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux Limited PZEV 22 31 $32,956 $34,365
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux PZEV 22 31 $30,131 $31,420
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux Plus 22 31 $32,189 $33,565
CC 4-Door Sedan Lux Plus PZEV 22 31 $32,189 $33,565
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 31 $29,211 $30,460
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 21 31 $29,211 $30,460
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 31 $27,345 $28,515
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV 21 31 $27,345 $28,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,526
$30,266
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,705
$31,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$526 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
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. Value-minded sedan shoppers who are willing to sacrifice a little practicality in the name of style will find a lot to like in the 2012 Volkswagen CC.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 94
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 106.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 188.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 13.0
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 - 12.3 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 - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/40R18
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)
3726 3344
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 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 - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 4.06/3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 0.90
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Volkswagen CC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone McPherson concept
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-link fully independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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