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2012 Acura RL 3.7L

4dr Sedan

2013 Acura TL 3.5

4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

2012 Acura RL
(2012 Acura RL 4dr Sedan shown)
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2013 Acura TL
(2013 Acura TL 4dr AWD Sedan shown)
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MSRP $48,200 $35,905
Destination Charge $895 $895
Invoice Price $44,098 $33,712
Total List Price $49,095 $36,800
Available Engines 300-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 (premium) 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 24 mpg 29 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Overall, Overall -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) -
Front, Overall Front -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) -
Front, Driver's -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier -
Front, Passenger's -
Side, Overall Side -
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Marginal Good
Front, Overall evaluation - Good
Side, Overall Side Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good
Overview 2012 Acura RL 3.7L 2013 Acura TL 3.5
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 10 brand, amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 8, amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 10 brand, premium amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
N/A Available:
amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2012 Acura RL 3.7L 2013 Acura TL 3.5
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Cargo net Available N/A
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard
Clock in-dash in-dash
Compass Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/simulated wood leather
12V DC power outlet 2 2
Ashtray Available N/A
Overhead console mini mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Up front and rear driver and passenger
1-Touch Window Down front and rear driver and passenger
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard
Instrumentation analog analog
Driver information center Standard Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release power power
Remote trunk release power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather/simulated wood leather
Seats 2012 Acura RL 3.7L 2013 Acura TL 3.5
Front seat type sport bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 8-way power 8-way power
Lumbar support driver and passenger driver
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats driver and front passenger heated-cushion, driver heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, driver heated-seatback
Cooled front seats N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Memory driver driver
Rear seats bench bench
Rear armrest with pass-thru with pass-thru
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - fixed
Seat trim leather leather
Entertainment 2012 Acura RL 3.7L 2013 Acura TL 3.5
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted 6-disc Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
N/A Available:
in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Standard Available
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard
Voice recognition Standard Available
Speakers 10 brand Standard:
8
N/A Available:
10 brand
Amplifier Standard Standard:
Standard
N/A Available:
premium
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard
Navigation system N/A Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen N/A 1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Acura RL 3.7L 2013 Acura TL 3.5
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front
Headlights high intensity low beam high intensity low beam
Exterior light control programmable programmable
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Standard Standard
LED brakelights Standard Standard
Door curb lights 4 2
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard Available
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard
First aid kit Available N/A
Theft deterrent radio Standard Standard
Blind spot sensor N/A Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Acura RL 3.7L 2013 Acura TL 3.5
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 72/70,000 72/70,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000
Exterior 2012 Acura RL 3.7L 2013 Acura TL 3.5
Antenna window grid window grid
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Bodyside moldings body-colored N/A
Bodyside insert chrome N/A
Grille trim metal-look metal-look w/chrome surround
Fog/driving lights front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote w/tilt down dual power remote w/tilt down
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard
Sunroof 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler Available:
lip
Available:
lip
Tires P245/45VR18.0 BSW performance AS Standard:
P245/50VR17.0 BSW performance AS
N/A Available:
P245/45VR18.0 BSW performance AS
Wheels Standard:
18" silver aluminum
Standard:
17" machined aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
18" silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact aluminum compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps Available N/A
Mechanical 2012 Acura RL 3.7L 2013 Acura TL 3.5
Engine 3.7L V-6 3.5L V-6
Engine - valvetrain SOHC SOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type all wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater Available N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular
Front suspension type double wishbone double wishbone
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type independent multi-link independent multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.72 3.72
Locking/limited slip differential Standard N/A
Specifications 2012 Acura RL 3.7L 2013 Acura TL 3.5
Exterior length 195.7 " 194.0 "
Exterior body width 72.7 " 74.0 "
Exterior height 57.2 " 57.2 "
Engine 3.7L V-6 3.5L V-6
Horsepower 300 @ 6,300 rpm 280 @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 271 @ 5,000 rpm 254 @ 5,000 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard Standard
Fuel economy - city 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 24 mpg 29 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.54 / 3.78 " 3.50 / 3.66 "
Curb weight 4,099 lbs. Standard:
3,726 lbs.
N/A Available:
3,741 lbs.
N/A Available:
3,770 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 5,050 lbs. N/A
Payload 850 lbs. 850 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,000 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 110.2 " 109.3 "
Front track 62.0 " 63.2 "
Rear track 62.4 " 63.8 "
Turning radius 19.4 ' 19.2 '
Ground clearance 5.7 " 6.1 "
Drag coefficient .30 N/A
Front legroom 42.3 " 42.5 "
Rear legroom 36.3 " 36.2 "
Front headroom 38.4 " 38.4 "
Rear headroom 37.2 " 36.7 "
Front hiproom 55.1 " 55.7 "
Rear hiproom 54.0 " 54.8 "
Front shoulder room 58.5 " 58.2 "
Rear shoulder room 56.1 " 56.2 "
Luggage volume 13.1 cu.ft. 13.1 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 13.1 cu.ft. 13.1 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 99 cu.ft. 98 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 19.4 gal. 18.5 gal.