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2014 Acura TL
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,408
14 listings nationwide

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2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,650
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2014 Acura TL
FWD
Rob Feeman Preview:

As it awaits a next-generation makeover tentatively scheduled for 2015, as well as a rumored name change to the TLX, the Acura TL midsize luxury sedan remains unchanged for 2014. Altho...

2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
Rob Feeman Review:

For drivers seeking a competitive, fuel-efficient, and reasonably pric...

The Good: Saturn emphasizes the Aura sedan's fuel efficiency for 2009, and for t...

The Bad: Some knock the '09 Saturn Aura's fit and finish, especially in the int...

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

2014 Acura TL
FWD
50
Angel writes:
Great tuning potential
Guru9BCJ5F writes:
Transmission was quite weird. Steering was a bit too much considering the power was not really there on the i4...
Handling Ranked 2014 Lexus GS 350 better.
"It is a lot smoother and in Sport makes it nice and firm. The TL had pretty jerky steering at all speeds."
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Lexus GS 350 better.
"The TL trunk and grill make the car look like a stove. "
Michael writes:
Really enjoy it
Back Seats Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class worse.
"Alittle more leg room"
Value Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class worse.
"The price"
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
GuruLX9WY writes:
A less known car that almost saved the Saturn division. Some possible common positives from GMs popular Malibu...
Power Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon worse.
"Its a little smaller and lighter and the 4 cly is adequate with the right transmission and the 6 can be close to Avalon power with a lighter car for it to accelerate."
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon worse.
"Personal preference - size and shape. A few Avalon s came with a 3 passenger old school bench. Most Avalons have normal 2 front buckets, more often leather with many power adjustments though certain Auras have that too and ones without it are pretty good and comfortable for a normal size driver."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"Avalon has a huge backseat and trunk though an Auru is an ok average size in both those for most drivers."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Toyota Avalon better.
"I am a little bit less of a risk taker and all things otherwise equal ( previous owners maintanance) most Models and Years Toyotas are the lowest risk of any cars for long term reliability and low ownership lifetime costs."

Specs

2014 Acura TL
FWD
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
280 hp @ 6,200 RPM
164 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
254 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
159 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
10.4:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
3.4 in x 3.8 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 3 stars --
Side Crash Overall 4 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 3 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 4 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
CD Changer Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.5 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 36.2 in 37.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.1 cu ft 13.1 cu ft
Exterior
Length 194 in 190.9 in
Width 74 in 70.3 in
Height 57.2 in 57.6 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in 112.3 in

Available Options

2014 Acura TL
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Bellanova White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Silver Moon
  • Still Night Pearl
2009 Saturn Aura
Hybrid

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