Compare BMW 4-Series vs. Acura TL

Compare the BMW 4-Series against the Acura TL. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the 4-Series stacks up against the TL in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new 4-Series or TL. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 BMW 4-Series 2014 Acura TL
2014 BMW 4-Series 2014 Acura TL
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package


MSRP $40,500 $36,030  
Invoice $37,260 $33,828
Avg. Paid $31,832 $26,264

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.6  
Critics' Rating 9.6 8.3
Performance 9.3 7.8
Interior 7.7 8.2
Cost to Own 7.7 8.3
Safety N/A 9.3
Reliability 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

  • Good fuel economy
  • Sharp handling
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Spacious rear seats
  • All-wheel drive models' sporty handling
  • Limited cabin storage
  • Firm ride

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212
MPG 23 City / 35 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy



Body Style Coupe Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 110.6 109.3  
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 194
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 74
Height, Overall (in) 54.2 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 3726  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 4 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.7 13.1


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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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


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



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard  
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 2.0 L/122 3.5 L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 1250 254 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.1 38.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 18.5


Active Suspension System Optional  
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link


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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.