Compare 2013 Acura TL vs 2013 Audi A4

2013 Acura TL
2013 Audi A4
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,712 $35,905
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,200 $41,835
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,100 $37,405
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,164 $39,635
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,997 $39,455
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,485 $45,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,449 $43,185
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,449 $43,185
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4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
allroad 4-Door Wgn Prestige 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,712
$32,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,905
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$577 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling. Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.300
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.200
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.600
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 55.500
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 91.000
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.500
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.200
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.100
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 71.900
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.600
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 185.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 12.400
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - 12.600 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.900
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.700
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.300
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3704
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8
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)
Compact Compact
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.290
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.320
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.140
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.850
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.670
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.170
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 2.110
Trans Type
6 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.670
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.840
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.748 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.181 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) 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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