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Here's how the 2012 Acura RL and the 2012 Acura TL measure up.
4dr Sdn
$48,200
Starting MSRP
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD
$35,705
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

300.0-hp, 3.7-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

280.0-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
20 23 -
Size
195.8" length, 57.2" height 194.0" length, 57.2" height -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Savanna Beige

Ebony

Taupe

Ebony

Parchment

Taupe

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Transmissions

Transmissions

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in N/A -
Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in 17 x 8.0 in -
Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in 17 x 8.0 in -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 N/A -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000 254 @ 5000 -
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/212 -
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 280 @ 6200 -

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG 23 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG 29 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
465.60 mi 536.50 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG 20 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
329.80 mi 370.00 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
N/A N/A -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
N/A N/A -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x -TBD- in 12.6 x -TBD- in -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in 13.2 x -TBD- in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.4 gal 18.5 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft 38.4 ft -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -

Tires

Spare Tire Size
Compact N/A -
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17 -
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17 -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
4099 lbs 3726 lbs -

Dimensions

Front Leg Room
42.4 in 42.5 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Second Hip Room
54.0 in 54.8 in -
Height, Overall
57.2 in 57.2 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in 6.1 in -
Front Hip Room
55.1 in 55.7 in -
Second Shoulder Room
56.1 in 56.2 in -
Length, Overall
195.8 in 194.0 in -
Passenger Volume
99.1 ft³ 98.2 ft³ -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Track Width, Front
62.0 in 63.2 in -
Front Head Room
38.5 in 38.4 in -
Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³ 13.1 ft³ -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.7 in 74.0 in -
Wheelbase
110.2 in 109.3 in -
Second Head Room
37.2 in 36.7 in -
Track Width, Rear
62.4 in 63.8 in -
Second Leg Room
36.3 in 36.2 in -
Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in 58.2 in -

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