2008 Acura RL  -  $47,040


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $47,040
Base Invoice: $42,337
Destination Charge: $760
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: Automatic
Transmission: 5-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission w/OD, grade logic control, paddle shifters
Engine: 3.5L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Value Writeup

Acura's flagship 2008 RL offers more standard equipment for the dollar than most of its competitors. All-wheel drive, a premium sound system, and a luxurious interior are all standard. Even with the rest of the bells and whistles, such as navigation, adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation braking, still makes it one of the best luxury sedan values on the market.


Pros

Standard all-wheel drive; well-appointed interior; technology galore.


Model Highlights

The 2008 RL is Acura's entry in the mid-sized luxury sedan market, and it remains one of the best appointed sedans in its class. With all-wheel drive, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, heated leather seats, a moonroof, tire pressure monitoring, a Bose AM/FM/6-disc CD changer with an auxiliary jack and XM satellite radio, and a power rear sun shade all standard, the RL delivers in most areas. It even boasts active noise cancellation to reduce cabin noise levels, thereby saving weight on sound deadening materials.

The RL is powered by a 290-horsepower V6 which is one of the more powerful six-cylinder engines in its class. The V6 is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with a manual mode. Independent suspension all around and front and rear stabilizer bars complete the package.

Standard safety features include electronic brake distribution, stability and traction controls, fog lights, xenon headlights, and front and rear side curtain air bags. Throw in the car's five-star crash rating, and the RL becomes one of the safest vehicles on the road.

The optional Tech Package includes a rearview camera, AcuraLink's satellite communication, and a navigation system that gives live traffic updates as well as Zagat survey results for area restaurants.

Though not as flashy (or as expensive) as some of its V8 rivals, the RL proves to be capable in nearly all driving circumstances, and is consistently one of the top performers in its segment.


Model News

The Acura RL has minimal changes for 2008. On the entry-level RL, the GPS-linked solar sensing dual-zone automatic climate control has been replaced with a more conventional dual-zone automatic climate control. For 2008 both the base RL and the Tech Package come with a Bluetooth wireless telephone interface.


Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
310.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
465.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/212

Fuel System
PGM-FI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
256 @ 5000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.1 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.5 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in

Front Hip Room
55.1 in

Second Head Room
37.2 in

Second Leg Room
36.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.1 in

Second Hip Room
54.0 in

Wheelbase
110.2 in

Length, Overall
193.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.7 in

Height, Overall
57.1 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in

Trunk Volume
13.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4014 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.14 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.67 in

Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17

Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17

Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Variable Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.4 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V551000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 28, 2007

Component
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Potential Number of Units Affected
43200

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, PROLONGED HIGH UNDER-HOOD TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE THE POWER STEERING HOSE TO DETERIORATE PREMATURELY CAUSING THE HOSE TO CRACK AND LEAK POWER STEERING FLUID.

Consequence
POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKING ONTO A HOT CATALYTIC CONVERTER WILL GENERATE SMOKE AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO AN UNDER-HOOD FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEAT RESISTANT POWER STEERING HOSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 17, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 800-382-2238.

HONDA RECALL NO. Q65. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V061000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 03, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,232,187

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

5-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission w/OD, grade logic control, paddle shifters

Vehicle stability assist (VSA) w/traction control

Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD)

Independent double-wishbone front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P245/50VR17 all-season performance tires

17" x 8" aluminum alloy wheels

Compact spare

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist

Integrated dual exhaust outlet

Pwr moonroof w/tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse, key-off operation

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Body color side moldings

Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto-on/off feature

Fog lights

Daytime running lights

Heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals, reverse gear tilt-down, memory

Heat-rejecting green-tinted safety glass

Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers

Body color door handles w/front illuminated recesses

8-way pwr driver/4-way pwr front passenger heated bucket seats w/pwr lumbar support, memory

Perforated leather-trimmed seating

Center console storage

12-volt pwr outlets for front & center console

Folding rear center armrest w/locking trunk pass-through

Carpeted front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Steering wheel mounted controls-inc: cruise control, audio, telephone, voice recognition, multi-info display

Theft deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

LED backlit gauges w/progressive illumination

Trip computer

Exterior temp indicator

Maintenance interval reminder

HandsFreeLink Bluetooth wireless telephone interface

Tire pressure monitor w/location & pressure indicators

Pwr windows w/auto up/down, auto-reverse, key-off feature

Pwr rear sunshade & manual side rear sunshades

Pwr door locks

Keyless access system w/driver recognition for seat, steering wheel, exterior mirrors, climate control, audio settings, navigation settings, alarm

HomeLink remote system

Remote trunk/fuel filler door releases

Dual zone auto climate control system w/air filtration

Rear window defroster w/timer

Bose AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/DVD-Audio/DTS changer-inc: MP3/WMA, (10) speakers, surround sound system, Active noise cancellation

XM satellite radio *Available in 48 contiguous United States, first 90 days are free*

Integrated rear glass antenna

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Dual front & rear cup holders

Front/rear overhead map lights

Front door storage pockets

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Leather wrapped gear shift knob

Driver & front passenger seatback pockets

City 16/hwy 24 (3.5L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist

Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraint system

Front side impact airbags w/passenger occupant position detection system

Front/rear side curtain airbags

3-point front/rear seat belts w/front height adjustment, load limiters, pretensioners

LATCH child seat mounting system

Child-proof rear door locks

Emergency trunk opener

Vehicle stability assist (VSA) w/traction control

Advance Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure

Collapsible steering column

Side-impact door beams

Impact absorbing front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

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