GO

Car Comparison

Use this tool to compare car rankings, scores, prices and specs for your top picks. You can compare SUVs, cars or trucks and you can compare new cars and used cars. Then use our Best Price Program to get a great deal on new cars or search our huge collection of used car listings.

Standard Standard
Optional Optional
X Remove X Remove X Remove
2009 Audi A4 2009 Acura TL 2009 BMW 3-Series
     
4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 3.2L quattro Prem Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 3.2L quattro Prestige
  • 2dr Cabriolet CVT 2.0T FrontTrak *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto 2.0T quattro *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto 3.2L quattro *Ltd Avail*
2WD
  • 2WD
  • SH-AWD
  • 2WD w/Technology Package
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and HPT
Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible SULEV
  • Convertible

Prices

MSRP $33,050 $34,955 $36,500
Invoice $30,737 $32,136 $33,580
Avg. Paid $15,552 $16,840 $15,992

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.9 8.0
Critics' Rating 9.2 8.8 9.8
Performance 8.5 8.0 9.3
Interior 9.0 8.8 8.0
Operating Cost 7.3 7.4 7.1
Safety 10.0 10.0 9.0
Reliability 3.0 5.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior
  • Agile, composed handling
  • Outstanding safety ratings
  • Good handling in AWD models
  • Upscale, modern interior
  • Comfortable seats
  • Stellar safety and reliability scores
  • Smooth manual transmission
  • Sporty, composed handling
  • Refined engine options
Cons
  • Limited trunk space
  • Lower-than-average reliability score
  • Button-heavy center stack may be confusing for some
  • Polarizing looks
  • Finicky iDrive system
  • Poor reliability rating

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD - Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG 21 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 109.3 108.7
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 195.3 180.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 74.0 70.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 57.2 54.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Sunroof Wind Deflector Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3715 3708 3351

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 98.2 88.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.4 37.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.5 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 58.1 55.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 36.7 36.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 36.2 33.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 56.2 51.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.8 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.9 13.1 11.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Optional
Cell Phone Optional
Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas I6
Displacement 2.0L/- TBD - 3.5L/- TBD - 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 5300-6000 280 @ - TBD - 230 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500-4200 254 @ - TBD - 200 @ 2750
Transmission Tiptronic Automatic w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 37.4 19.2 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18 (Est) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26 (Est) 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.5 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 4-Link Independent Double Pivot
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Optional
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard