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2009 Acura TL 2009 Lexus IS 2009 Audi A4
     
2WD
  • 2WD
  • SH-AWD
  • 2WD w/Technology Package
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and HPT
4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto
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*

Prices

MSRP $34,955 $31,305 $33,050
Invoice $32,136 $28,174 $30,737
Avg. Paid $16,840 $17,110 $15,552

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.9 8.7 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.7 9.2
Performance 8.0 8.1 8.5
Interior 8.8 7.7 9.0
Operating Cost 7.4 7.5 7.3
Safety 10.0 9.4 10.0
Reliability 5.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good handling in AWD models
  • Upscale, modern interior
  • Comfortable seats
  • Stellar safety and reliability scores
  • Refined handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Ample power in IS 350
  • Great reliability rating
  • High-quality interior
  • Agile, composed handling
  • Outstanding safety ratings
Cons
  • Button-heavy center stack may be confusing for some
  • Polarizing looks
  • Small back seat
  • Limited front-seat headroom
  • Limited trunk space
  • Lower-than-average reliability score

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD - Gas V6 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/- TBD -
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 107.5 110.6
Length, Overall (in) 195.3 180.3 185.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 70.9 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.1 56.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3708 3455 3715

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
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 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 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.2 88.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 39.0 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.9 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 54.4 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 54.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.9 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 30.6 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 52.7 54.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 53.7 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.1 13.0 16.9

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional
Cell Phone Optional

Seats

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

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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard 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
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152 2.0L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 280 @ - TBD - 204 @ 6400 211 @ 5300-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 254 @ - TBD - 185 @ 4800 258 @ 1500-4200
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual Tiptronic
Turning diameter 19.2 33.5 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 (Est) 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 (Est) 26 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.1 16.9

Suspension

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

Transmission

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