2009 Acura RL - Specifications

Engine Type 3.7-liter, SOHC, 60-degree VTEC® V-6
Horsepower 300 hp@ 6,300 rpm
Torque 271 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm
Redline 6800 rpm
Bore and Stroke 3.54 in x 3.78 in (90 mm x 96 mm)
Displacement 223.6 cu in (3664 cc)
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Induction System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with multi-hole fuel injectors
Valvetrain Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC™) for intake and exhaust valves, 4 valves per cylinder, with a belt-driven single overhead camshaft
Engine Block Cast aluminum alloy with aluminum cylinder liners
Cylinder Head Cast aluminum alloy; 4-valves-per-cylinder; pent-roof combustion chamber design
Emission Control Close-coupled catalytic converter system with after-cat EGR; EPA TIER 2 - BIN 5 and CARB-certified ULEV-2 emission control
Ignition System Direct ignition system with knock control
Alternator 130 amp max
Battery 12V, maintenance free
Recommended Fuel Premium Unleaded
Drivetrain Layout Transversely-mounted front engine, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™)
Transmission Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission with F1®-style paddle-shifters and Grade Logic Control

Ratios (:1) 1st
5 th
Final (secondary)
Final Drive
Body Type Steel and aluminum unit body
Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Independent multi-link with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers Nitrogen-filled, telescopic, gas-pressurized with Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Stabilizer Bars Front 1.18 in. (30 mm) diameter hollow, 0.25 in. (6.5 mm) wall thickness
Rear 0.75 in.(19 mm) diameter solid
Shock tower bar

1.26 in x 0.87 in (32 mm x 22mm) diameter; 0.09 inch (2.3 mm) wall thickness

Steering Type Speed sensing, electric assist, variable power-assisted, rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Ratio 16.1:1
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock) 3.0
Turning Circle (curb to curb) 39.7 ft (12.1 m)
Wheels 18x8-inch, 7-spoke cast aluminum alloy
Tires P245/45R18 96V Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 high performance M+S
Braking System Power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Front Discs Ventilated 12.6-in (320 mm) diameter
Rear Discs Ventilated 12.2-in (310 mm) diameter
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

3-channel electronic/hydraulic control

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) system Throttle control and 3-channel brake control utilizing yaw, lateral g, speed and steering sensors
Crankcase 5.3 US qt (5.0 L) Total
Cooling System 9.1 US qt (8.6 L) Total
Fuel tank 19.4 US gallons (73.3 L)
Volumes Passenger 99.1 cu ft: 55.3 front, 43.8 rear
Cargo 13.1 cu ft

112.2 cu ft
City/Highway/Combined 16/22/19*
Wheelbase 110.2 in (2800 mm)
Track, front 62.0 in (1576 mm)
Track, rear 62.4 in (1585mm)
Overall Length 195.8 in (4973 mm)
Overall Width 72.7 in (1847mm)
Overall Height (unladen) 57.2 in (1455 mm)
Minimum Ground Clearance
5.7 in (145 mm)
Curb Weight (Base)
Technology package CMBS + PAX®
4083 lb
4110 lb
Weight Distribution (% front / rear) 58/42
Front Head Room 38.5 in (977 mm)
Leg Room 42.4 in (1076 mm)
Hip Room 55.1 in (1400 mm)
Shoulder Room 58.5 in (1487 mm)
Rear Head Room 37.2 in (946 mm)
Leg Room 36.3 in 923mm)
Hip Room 54.0 in (1372mm)
Shoulder Room 56.1in (1426 mm)
Vehicle 4-year / 50,000-mile limited warranty
Powertrain 6-year / 70,000-mile limited warranty
Outer Body Rust-Through 5-year / unlimited-mile limited warranty
Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC) with
roadside assistance
4-year / 50,000-mile

*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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