Compare 2009 Audi A6 vs 2009 Acura RL

2009 Audi A6
2009 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium Plus 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Prestige 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Premium 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Prestige 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Prestige 16 23 $56,682 $60,950
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 22 $41,935 $46,680
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 22 $45,180 $50,300
4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 22 $48,588 $54,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,943
$41,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,100
$46,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$752 / month
$778 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Acura RL tops safety rankings and bristles with technology, but its detached driving feel and over-the-top front-end styling remove it from the best-in-class competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 99.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 195.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 13.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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)
- TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 AS P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 AS P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4083
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3250 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/191 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6500 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
FSI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.07
Trans Type
7 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.49
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.38 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.51 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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