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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2010 Audi A6 2010 Acura RL
     
E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E550 Luxury Sedan
  • E550 Sport Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 4.2L Prestige
Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Automatic with Technology Package (Hawaii)
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Technology Package and CMBS

Prices

MSRP $48,600 $45,200 $46,830
Invoice $45,198 $42,036 $42,470
Avg. Paid $24,303 $21,686 $22,188

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.9 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.5 8.9 8.8
Performance 8.6 8.6 8.5
Interior 9.2 8.5 8.5
Operating Cost 6.9 7.4 7.1
Safety 9.6 10.0 10.0
Reliability 4.0 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good balance of performance and comfort
  • Elegant and spacious interior
  • Strong safety and reliability ratings
  • Top safety scores
  • Luxurious and roomy cabin
  • Excellent handling with available Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Supercharged V6 offers good power and fuel economy
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • High-tech features
  • Outstanding safety ratings
  • Good reliability score
Cons
  • COMAND interface can be confusing
  • Not as sporty as some rivals
  • Audi’s multimedia system can be hard to learn
  • Underpowered base engine
  • No V8 engine option
  • Low fuel economy ratings

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.2L/195 Gas V6 3.7L/224
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 16 City / 22 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.1 111.9 110.2
Length, Overall (in) 191.7 193.5 195.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 73.0 72.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.4 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3858 4083

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks 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 Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional 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 Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver 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.) - TBD - 96.2 99.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 37.5 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.1 58.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 37.8 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 36.9 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.9 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 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 Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Standard
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 Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard 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 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 Optional Optional

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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional
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
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.2L/195 3.7L/224
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 268 @ 6000 265 @ 6500 300 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 2400 - 5000 243 @ 3250 271 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.2 39.0 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28 22
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1 19.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 4-Link Four-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 5-arm Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard