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CHASSIS 2009 Acura TL 2009 Acura TL SH-AWD®
Body Type All-Steel Unit body All-Steel Unit body
Front suspension Independent double-wishbone Independent double-wishbone
Rear Suspension Independent multi-link Independent multi-link
Suspension Dampers Twin-tube, gas charged Twin-tube, gas charged
Stabilizer Bar: Front 1.18 (30mm) diameter, solid 1.22 (31mm) diameter, solid
Stabilizer Bar: Rear 0.75 in solid (19 mm) 0.79 x 0.18 in. (20 x 4.5 mm), tubular
Steering Type Electric Power Steering (EPS), variable-assist rack-and-pinionElectric Power Steering (EPS), variable-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 13.96:1 13.96:1
Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock) 2.65 2.65
Turning Radius 19.23 ft (5.85m) 19.23 ft (5.85m)
Wheels 17 x 8 in cast aluminum alloy wheels 18 x 8 in cast aluminum alloy wheels
19 x 8 in cast aluminum alloy wheels (optional)
Tires Base: Bridgestone Turanza EL400 P245/50R17 98V M+S
Technology: Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P245/50R17 98V M+S all-season high-performance
Standard: Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P245/45R18 96V M+S
Available: Michelin Pilot Sport S2 245/40ZR19 94Y
BRAKES and SAFETY 2009 Acura TL 2009 Acura TL SH-AWD®
Braking System Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Front Brake Rotors 12.6 in (320 mm) diameter ventilated rotor; 1.1 in (28 mm) rotor thickness 12.6 in (320 mm) diameter ventilated rotor; 1.1 in (28 mm) rotor thickness
Rear Brake Rotors 13.1 in (334 mm) diameter solid disc; 0.43 in (11 mm) rotor thickness
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) 4-channel system with individual wheel speed sensors and electric/hydraulic control
Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) Throttle control and brake control utilizing yaw, lateral g, speed and steering sensors for traction control and stability enhancement
Traction Control System (TCS) Incorporated into VSA®
Capacities 2009 Acura TL 2009 Acura TL SH-AWD®
Crankcase 5.3 US qt (5.0 L)
Cooling System 8.8 US qt (8.3 L)
Fuel Tank 18.5 gallons (70 liters)
EPA Passenger Volume 98.2 cu ft98.2 cu ft
EPA Cargo Volume 13.1 cu ft 12.5 cu ft
Total Volume 111.3 cu ft110.7 cu ft
EPA Fuel Mileage–City/Highway 18/26 mpg* 17/25 mpg*
*Based on preliminary 2009 EPA mileage estimates determined during internal testing that reflects new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.


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