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2012 Acura RL
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2011 Cadillac STS
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Overview

Engine
3.7-liter V6 Gas
Engine
3.6-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.7-liter V6 Gas
3.6-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 6300 rpm
302 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque
271 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
272 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
Transmission
N/A
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Pwr rack & pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
36.9 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 8.0"
17" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8.0"
17" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Independent
Independent
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
P245/45VR18
P235/50VR17
Rear Tire
P245/45VR18
P235/50VR17
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
20 MPG
21 MPG
City
17 MPG
18 MPG
Highway
24 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 Tons/yr
8.9 Tons/yr
EPA rating
4
5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.4 gallons
17 gallons
Cruising Range City
329.8 miles
306 miles
Cruising Range Highway
465.6 miles
459 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
195.8 in
196.7 in
Height
57.2 in
57.6 in
Max Width
72.7 in
72.6 in
Front Width
62 in
61.8 in
Rear Width
62.4 in
62.3 in
Wheelbase
110.2 in
116.4 in
Ground Clearance
5.7 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.4 in
42.6 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.5 in
38.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.5 in
58.6 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.1 in
54.6 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.3 in
38.3 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
37.9 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
57.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
54 in
55.6 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,099 lbs
3,973 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³
13.8 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Perforated Leather seat trim
  • Seacoast, Perforated Leather seat trim
  • Taupe, Perforated Leather seat trim
  • Cashmere, Nuance Leather seating surfaces
  • Ebony, Nuance Leather seating surfaces
  • Light Gray, Nuance Leather seating surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Navigation from Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Gas Engine
N/A
2 Years / 24,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Rust-Through
N/A
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
Short Term California
N/A
3 Years / 50,000 Miles