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2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,200
1995 Acura Legend
GS Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$42,420

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD

Entering its final year of production, with a successor expected to make its debut at the New York International Auto Show in April 2012, the 2012 Acura RL has not undergone any change...

1995 Acura Legend
GS Sedan FWD
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
25
Tracy writes:
For a tech car it did not do it for this techie.
Power Ranked 2013 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWD better.
"HO turbo with the adjustable dampening suspension"
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Sedan AWD better.
"Its lines are bold and confident."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Sedan AWD better.
"golf clubs for 2 is what I cared about."
Value Ranked 2013 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWD better.
"Made in USA, Buick top 3 in Consumer Reports is in agreement with the buying experience and the quality. "
1995 Acura Legend
GS Sedan FWD
5
1994AcuraVigorLS writes:
Nice ride. Nice engine.
Handling Ranked 1994 Acura Vigor LS FWD better.
"The Acura has Manual Driving, so you can break it down and cruise along saving on the gas."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1994 Acura Vigor LS FWD worse.
"Give you a little bit more room inside. The Acura LS is small inside and seats are low."
Javier writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2002 Toyota Camry XLE V6 better.
"Wide "
Would Buy Ranked 2002 Toyota Camry XLE V6 better.
"Durability, reliability"
5
gkcsales writes:
Handling Ranked 1995 Honda Accord Coupe EX worse.
"yes"
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S FWD better.
"more plush"
Back Seats Ranked 2003 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S FWD better.
"more plush"
Would Buy Ranked 1995 Honda Accord Coupe EX worse.
"more power, and luxury and timeless styling"

Specs

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
1995 Acura Legend
GS Sedan FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
--
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
--
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.3 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 6,300 RPM
230 hp @ 6,200 RPM
230 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
271 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
3,700 cc
3,200 cc
3,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.54 in x 3.78 in
3.54 in x 3.31 in
3.54 in x 3.31 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 3 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Standard --
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42.7 in
Back Legroom 36.3 in 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.8 cu ft --
Exterior
Length 195.8 in 194.9 in
Width 72.7 in 71.3 in
Height 57.2 in 55.1 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 114.6 in

Available Options

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alberta White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Forged Silver Metallic
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Platinum Frost Metallic
  • Pomegranate Pearl
1995 Acura Legend
GS Sedan FWD

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