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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2009 Hyundai Genesis 2009 Acura RL
     
E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E320 BlueTEC Sedan
  • E550 Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Sedan
4dr Sdn 3.8L V6
  • 4dr Sdn 3.8L V6
  • 4dr Sdn 4.6L V8
Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Automatic (Hawaii)
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Technology and CMBS/PAX Packages

Prices

MSRP $53,200 $32,250 $46,680
Invoice $49,476 $30,243 $41,935
Avg. Paid $17,100 $14,376 $18,470

U.S. News Scores

Overall 9.1 9.3 8.8
Critics' Rating 9.7 9.4 8.6
Performance 9.1 9.0 8.4
Interior 9.0 9.1 8.9
Operating Cost 6.9 7.6 7.1
Safety 9.3 10.0 10.0
Reliability 5.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Comfortable, elegant interior
  • Exceptional reliability and good safety scores
  • Powerful engines
  • Plush, roomy interior
  • Top safety and reliability ratings
  • Long list of standard features
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Numerous standard features
  • Outstanding reliability and safety scores
Cons
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • No all-wheel drive option
  • Not as agile as rival sport sedans
  • No V8 engine option
  • Small trunk
  • Low fuel economy rating

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.8L/232 Gas V6 3.7L/224
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 22 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.4 115.6 110.2
Length, Overall (in) 191.0 195.9 195.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 74.4 72.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 58.3 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3740 3748 4083

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard 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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional 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 Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard 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 Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional Standard
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.) 97.2 109.4 99.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.4 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 44.3 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 58.3 58.5
Front Hip Room (in) 57.2 54.9 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.7 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.6 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 57.9 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 54.3 54.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.9 15.9 13.1

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.8L/232 3.7L/224
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 268 @ 6000 290 @ 6200 300 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 2400 - 5000 264 @ 4500 271 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 36.0 39.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27 22
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.3 19.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 4-Link 5-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink 5-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - TBD - Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - TBD - Multi-link

Transmission

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