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2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,200
1 vehicle

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2013 INFINITI M37
RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,744
42 listings nationwide

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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...

2013 INFINITI M37
RWD
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Following a 2011 redesign and the 2012 debut of a new hybrid brother, Infiniti continues to sweeten its flagship midsize M sedan for 2013 with a couple new features for all M models an...

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. "
2013 INFINITI M37
RWD
Tony writes:
Sporty luxury.
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe worse.
"Leg room"
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe better.
"Performance"
Uzal writes:
Smooth ride
Rey writes:
Power Ranked 2012 INFINITI M37 RWD better.
"The look of it and it spider aluminum wheels just made it look well engineered and inspired by Infiniti when built in its year."
Family Car Ranked 2012 INFINITI M37 RWD better.
"M37 base has more too. For some reason"

Specs

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
2013 INFINITI M37
RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.3 gal 20 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 6,300 RPM
330 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
271 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
270 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
11:1
Displacement
3,700 cc
3,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.54 in x 3.78 in
3.76 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer 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 44 in
Back Legroom 36.3 in 36.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.8 cu ft 14.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,143 lbs
Exterior
Length 195.8 in 194.7 in
Width 72.7 in 72.6 in
Height 57.2 in 59.1 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 114.2 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
2013 INFINITI M37
RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Obsidian
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Malbec Black
  • Moonlight White
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Storm Front Grey

Option Packages

  • [H01] Technology PKG
  • [K01] Deluxe Touring PKG
  • [K02] Sport Touring PKG
  • [R01] Sport PKG
  • [R93] Aerodynamic Kit
  • [U01] Premium PKG
  • [W01] Performance Tire & Wheel PKG

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