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2008 Acura TL 2008 Acura TL

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Engine (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Engine Type Aluminum-alloy V-6
Displacement (liters) 3.2
Horsepower @ rpm 258 @ 6200
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm) 233 @ 5000
Valvetrain 24-valve, SOHC VTEC®
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Redline (rpm) 6800
Fuel System PGM-FI multi-point injection
Ignition System Electronic direct
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire throttle system
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval 100,000 miles or more*
* Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Drivetrain (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift and Grade Logic Control
Gear Ratios:
  • 1st: 2.70
  • 2nd: 1.61
  • 3rd: 1.07
  • 4th: 0.69
  • 5th: 0.49
  • Reverse: 1.89
  • Final Drive: 4.31
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension 4-wheel independent double wishbone front / multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 27.2 mm / 18.3 mm
Steering Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 15.4:1
Steering Turns, Lock to Lock 2.8
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb 39.7 ft
Braking System 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Front Discs Ventilated, 11.8 in (300 mm) diameter; 1.1 in (28 mm) rotor thickness
Rear Discs Solid, 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels 17 x 8.0 aluminum-alloy
Tires P235/45 R17 93W All-Season*
* For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. See your owner's manual for details
Exterior Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Wheelbase 107.9 in (2740 mm)
Length 189.3 in (4809 mm)
Height 56.7 in (1441 mm)
Width 75.4 in (1916 mm)
Track (Front/Rear) 62.1/62.0 in (1577/1576 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen) 5.8 in (148 .0 mm)
Curb Weight 3623 lbs (1643 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 62/38
Interior Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Headroom (front/rear) 38.7/37.2 in (984/945 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 42.8/34.9 in (1088/887 mm)
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.3/55.7 in (1482/1414 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 55.6/53.8 in (1412/1367 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 97.9 cu ft
EPA Cargo Volume 12.5 cu ft
EPA Mileage Estimates*/Fuel Capacity (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined)* 18/26/21 mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.1 U.S. gallons / 64.7 liters
Required Fuel Premium unleaded 91 octane**
* Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting 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.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
Safety Features (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Fog lights
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Rear-window defroster with timer
Front side-window defoggers
Side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
LED mirror-integrated directional signals, taillights, brake lights, side marker lights and Center High Mount Stop Light
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Automatic dimming rearview mirror
Child-proof rear door locks
All-around visibility (277.0 degrees)
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Heated outside mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional signals
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Auto-on / off headlights
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Galvanized body panels
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
Integrated dual-outlet exhaust
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control system
Rear-passenger ventilation controls
Cruise control
Power windows with driver and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Remote- and driver's door lock-operated windows-open function
Remote entry system with Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings and more
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, multi-information display and available voice recognition)
Homelink®
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Aluminum with simulated wood-grained console and door trim
Overhead map lights (front and rear)
Ambient cabin lighting Blue
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob
Beverage holders (front and rear)
Front-door storage compartments with sunglass holders
Seatback pockets
Aluminum threshold garnish
Carpeted floor mats
Remote trunk release
Cargo net
Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors and driver's side card holder
12-volt power outlets (front and center console)
Seating & Interior (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Sport seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior
Driver's 8-way power seat with power-adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Heated front seats
Front center console with adjustable armrest, dual-level storage compartments and coin holders
Rear-seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Advanced Technology (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Acura/ELS Surround™ Premium 8-speaker Sound System with 6-disc in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3, WMA and DTS® changer, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, AM/FM tuner and Dolby® cassette
XM® Satellite Radio*
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
MP3/auxiliary input jack
* Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. The first 90 days of XM Satellite Radio and real-time traffic are compliments of Acura.
Instrumentation (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
Multi-information display
Maintenance Minder™ system
Auxiliary information display
Trip computer
Exterior temperature indicator
Illuminated ignition, power-window switches and steering wheel controls
Engine (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Engine Type Aluminum-alloy V-6
Displacement (liters) 3.2
Horsepower @ rpm 258 @ 6200
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm) 233 @ 5000
Valvetrain 24-valve, SOHC VTEC®
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Redline (rpm) 6800
Fuel System PGM-FI multi-point injection
Ignition System Electronic direct
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire throttle system
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval 100,000 miles or more*
* Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Drivetrain (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift and Grade Logic Control
Gear Ratios:
  • 1st: 2.70
  • 2nd: 1.61
  • 3rd: 1.07
  • 4th: 0.69
  • 5th: 0.49
  • Reverse: 1.89
  • Final Drive: 4.31
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension 4-wheel independent double wishbone front / multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 27.2 mm / 18.3 mm
Steering Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 15.4:1
Steering Turns, Lock to Lock 2.8
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb 39.7 ft
Braking System 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Front Discs Ventilated, 11.8 in (300 mm) diameter; 1.1 in (28 mm) rotor thickness
Rear Discs Solid, 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels 17 x 8.0 aluminum-alloy
Tires P235/45 R17 93W All-Season*
* For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. See your owner's manual for details
Exterior Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Wheelbase 107.9 in (2740 mm)
Length 189.3 in (4809 mm)
Height 56.7 in (1441 mm)
Width 75.4 in (1916 mm)
Track (Front/Rear) 62.1/62.0 in (1577/1576 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen) 5.8 in (148 .0 mm)
Curb Weight 3636 lbs (1649 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 61/39
Interior Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Headroom (front/rear) 38.7/37.2 in (984/945 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 42.8/34.9 in (1088/887 mm)
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.3/55.7 in (1482/1414 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 55.6/53.8 in (1412/1367 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 97.9 cu ft
EPA Cargo Volume 12.3 cu ft
EPA Mileage Estimates*/Fuel Capacity (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined)* 18/26/21 mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.1 U.S. gallons / 64.7 liters
Required Fuel Premium unleaded 91 octane**
* Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting 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.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
Safety Features (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Fog lights
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Rear-window defroster with timer
Front side-window defoggers
Side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
LED mirror-integrated directional signals, taillights, brake lights, side marker lights and Center High Mount Stop Light
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Automatic dimming rearview mirror
Child-proof rear door locks
All-around visibility (277.0 degrees)
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Heated outside mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional signals
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Auto-on / off headlights
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Galvanized body panels
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
Integrated dual-outlet exhaust
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control
Rear-passenger ventilation controls
Cruise control
Power windows with driver and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Remote- and driver's door lock-operated windows-open function
Remote entry system with Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings and more
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, multi-information display and available voice recognition)
Homelink®
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Aluminum with simulated wood-grained console and door trim
Overhead map lights (front and rear)
Ambient cabin lighting Blue
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob
Beverage holders (front and rear)
Front-door storage compartments with sunglass holders
Seatback pockets
Aluminum threshold garnish
Carpeted floor mats
Remote trunk release
Cargo net
Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors and driver's side card holder
12-volt power outlets (front and center console)
Seating & Interior (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Sport seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior
Driver's 8-way power seat with power-adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Heated front seats
Front center console with adjustable armrest, dual-level storage compartments and coin holders
Rear-seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Advanced Technology (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Acura Navigation System* with Voice Recognition™, rearview camera and Zagat Survey® reviews and ratings
Acura/ELS Surround™ Premium 8-speaker Sound System with 6-disc in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3, WMA and DTS® changer, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, AM/FM tuner and Dolby® cassette
AcuraLink™ satellite communication system with real-time traffic**
XM® Satellite Radio**
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
MP3/auxiliary input jack
* Navigation system available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Hawaii. See your local Acura dealer or the vehicle's navigation system owner's manual for current navigation system area coverage.
** Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. The first 90 days of XM Satellite Radio and real-time traffic are compliments of Acura.
Instrumentation (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
Multi-information display
Maintenance Minder™ system
Auxiliary information display
Trip computer
Exterior temperature indicator
Illuminated ignition, power-window switches and steering wheel controls
Engine (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
Engine Type Aluminum-alloy V-6
Displacement (liters) 3.5
Horsepower @ rpm 286 @ 6200
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm) 256 @ 5000
Valvetrain 24-valve, SOHC VTEC®
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Redline (rpm) 6800
Fuel System PGM-FI multi-point injection
Ignition System Electronic direct
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire throttle system
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval 100,000 miles or more*
* Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Drivetrain (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift, Grade Logic Control, and Paddle Shifters
Gear Ratios:
  • 1st: 2.70
  • 2nd: 1.61
  • 3rd: 1.07
  • 4th: 0.69
  • 5th: 0.49
  • Reverse: 1.89
  • Final Drive: 4.31
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension 4-wheel independent double wishbone front / multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 27.0 mm (solid) / 20.0 mm (solid)
Steering Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 15.4:1
Steering Turns, Lock to Lock 2.8
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb 39.7 ft
Braking System 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist with front 4-piston Brembo® calipers
Front Discs Brembo® ventilated, 12.2 in (310 mm) diameter, 0.98 in (25 mm) rotor thickness
Rear Discs Solid, 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels 17 x 8.0 aluminum-alloy
Tires P235/45 R17 93W All-Season*
* For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. See your owner's manual for details
Exterior Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
Wheelbase 107.9 in (2740 mm)
Length 189.3 in (4809 mm)
Height 56.7 in (1441 mm)
Width 75.4 in (1916 mm)
Track (Front/Rear) 62.1/62.0 in (1577/1576 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen) 5.8 in (148 .0 mm)
Curb Weight 3674 lbs (1666 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 61/39
Interior Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
Headroom (front/rear) 38.7/37.2 in (984/945 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 42.8/34.9 in (1088/887 mm)
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.3/55.7 in (1482/1414 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 55.6/53.8 in (1412/1367 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 97.9 cu ft
EPA Cargo Volume 12.3 cu ft
EPA Mileage Estimates*/Fuel Capacity (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined)* 17/26/20 mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.1 U.S. gallons / 64.7 liters
Required Fuel Premium unleaded 91 octane**
* Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting 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.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
Safety Features (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Fog lights
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Rear-window defroster with timer
Front side-window defoggers
Side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
LED mirror-integrated directional signals, taillights, brake lights, side marker lights and Center High Mount Stop Light
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Automatic dimming rearview mirror
Child-proof rear door locks
All-around visibility (277.0 degrees)
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Heated outside mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional signals
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Auto-on / off headlights
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Galvanized body panels
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
Integrated dual-outlet exhaust
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control
Rear-passenger ventilation controls
Cruise control
Power windows with driver and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Remote- and driver's door lock-operated windows-open function
Remote entry system with Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings and more
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, multi-information display and available voice recognition)
Homelink®
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Aluminum with simulated carbon-fiber console and door trim
Overhead map lights (front and rear)
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob
Beverage holders (front and rear)
Front-door storage compartments with sunglass holders
Seatback pockets
Aluminum threshold garnish
Carpeted floor mats
Remote trunk release
Cargo net
Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors and driver's side card holder
12-volt power outlets (front and center console)
Seating & Interior (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
Sport seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior
Driver's 8-way power seat with power-adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Heated front seats
Front center console with adjustable armrest, dual-level storage compartments and coin holders
Rear-seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Advanced Technology (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
Acura Navigation System* with Voice Recognition™, rearview camera and Zagat Survey® reviews and ratings
Acura/ELS Surround™ Premium 8-speaker Sound System with 6-disc in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3, WMA and DTS® changer, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, AM/FM tuner and Dolby® cassette
AcuraLink™ satellite communication system with real-time traffic**
XM® Satellite Radio**
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface with phonebook exchange
Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
MP3/auxiliary input jack
* Navigation system available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Hawaii. See your local Acura dealer or the vehicle's navigation system owner's manual for current navigation system area coverage.
** Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. The first 90 days of XM Satellite Radio and real-time traffic are compliments of Acura.
Instrumentation (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
Multi-information display
Maintenance Minder™ system
Auxiliary information display
Trip computer
Exterior temperature indicator
Illuminated ignition, power-window switches and steering wheel controls
Type-S Package Features (5 Speed Automatic Type-S)back to top
Exclusive 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Sport-tuned suspension
Exclusive headlight, taillight, and side marker treatments
Integrated quad-outlet sport exhaust
Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC)
Ambient cabin lighting - Red
Textured stainless steel pedals
Engine (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
Engine Type Aluminum-alloy V-6
Displacement (liters) 3.5
Horsepower @ rpm 286 @ 6200
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm) 256 @ 5000
Valvetrain 24-valve, SOHC VTEC®
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Redline (rpm) 6800
Fuel System PGM-FI multi-point injection
Ignition System Electronic direct
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire throttle system
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval 100,000 miles or more*
* Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Drivetrain (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Transmission Close-Ratio 6-Speed Manual Transmission with Limited-Slip Differential
Gear Ratios:
  • 1st: 3.93
  • 2nd: 2.48
  • 3rd: 1.70
  • 4th: 1.25
  • 5th: 0.98
  • 6th: 0.77
  • Reverse: 4.01
  • Final Drive: 3.29
Chassis (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension 4-wheel independent double wishbone front / multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 27.0 mm (solid) / 20.0 mm (solid)
Steering Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 15.4:1
Steering Turns, Lock to Lock 2.8
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb 39.7 ft
Braking System 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist with front 4-piston Brembo® calipers
Front Discs Brembo® ventilated, 12.2 in (310 mm) diameter, 0.98 in (25 mm) rotor thickness
Rear Discs Solid, 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels 17 x 8.0 aluminum-alloy
Tires P235/45 R17 93W All-Season*
* For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. See your owner's manual for details
Exterior Dimensions (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
Wheelbase 107.9 in (2740 mm)
Length 189.3 in (4809 mm)
Height 56.7 in (1441 mm)
Width 75.4 in (1916 mm)
Track (Front/Rear) 62.1/62.0 in (1577/1576 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen) 5.8 in (148 .0 mm)
Curb Weight 3559 lbs (1614 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 60/40
Interior Dimensions (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
Headroom (front/rear) 38.7/37.2 in (984/945 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 42.8/34.9 in (1088/887 mm)
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.3/55.7 in (1482/1414 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 55.6/53.8 in (1412/1367 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 97.9 cu ft
EPA Cargo Volume 12.3 cu ft
EPA Mileage Estimates*/Fuel Capacity (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined)* 18/27/21 mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.1 U.S. gallons / 64.7 liters
Required Fuel Premium unleaded 91 octane**
* Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting 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.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
Safety Features (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Fog lights
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Rear-window defroster with timer
Front side-window defoggers
Side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
LED mirror-integrated directional signals, taillights, brake lights, side marker lights and Center High Mount Stop Light
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Automatic dimming rearview mirror
Child-proof rear door locks
All-around visibility (277.0 degrees)
Exterior Features (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Heated outside mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional signals
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Auto-on / off headlights
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Galvanized body panels
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
Integrated dual-outlet exhaust
Comfort & Convenience (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control
Rear-passenger ventilation controls
Cruise control
Power windows with driver and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Remote- and driver's door lock-operated windows-open function
Remote entry system with Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings and more
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, multi-information display and available voice recognition)
Homelink®
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Aluminum with simulated carbon-fiber console and door trim
Overhead map lights (front and rear)
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob
Beverage holders (front and rear)
Front-door storage compartments with sunglass holders
Seatback pockets
Aluminum threshold garnish
Carpeted floor mats
Remote trunk release
Cargo net
Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors and driver's side card holder
12-volt power outlets (front and center console)
Seating & Interior (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
Sport seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior
Driver's 8-way power seat with power-adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Heated front seats
Front center console with adjustable armrest, dual-level storage compartments and coin holders
Rear-seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Advanced Technology (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
Acura Navigation System* with Voice Recognition™, rearview camera and Zagat Survey® reviews and ratings
Acura/ELS Surround™ Premium 8-speaker Sound System with 6-disc in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3, WMA and DTS® changer, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, AM/FM tuner and Dolby® cassette
AcuraLink™ satellite communication system with real-time traffic**
XM® Satellite Radio**
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface with phonebook exchange
Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
MP3/auxiliary input jack
* Navigation system available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Hawaii. See your local Acura dealer or the vehicle's navigation system owner's manual for current navigation system area coverage.
** Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. The first 90 days of XM Satellite Radio and real-time traffic are compliments of Acura.
Instrumentation (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
Multi-information display
Maintenance Minder™ system
Auxiliary information display
Trip computer
Exterior temperature indicator
Illuminated ignition, power-window switches and steering wheel controls
Type-S Package Features (6 Speed Manual Type-S)back to top
Exclusive 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Sport-tuned suspension
Exclusive headlight, taillight, and side marker treatments
Integrated quad-outlet sport exhaust
Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC)
Ambient cabin lighting - Red
Textured stainless steel pedals
Engine (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Engine Type Aluminum-alloy V-6
Displacement (liters) 3.5
Horsepower @ rpm 286 @ 6200
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm) 256 @ 5000
Valvetrain 24-valve, SOHC VTEC®
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Redline (rpm) 6800
Fuel System PGM-FI multi-point injection
Ignition System Electronic direct
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire throttle system
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval 100,000 miles or more*
* Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Drivetrain (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift, Grade Logic Control, and Paddle Shifters
Gear Ratios:
  • 1st: 2.70
  • 2nd: 1.61
  • 3rd: 1.07
  • 4th: 0.69
  • 5th: 0.49
  • Reverse: 1.89
  • Final Drive: 4.31
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension 4-wheel independent double wishbone front / multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 27.0 mm (solid) / 20.0 mm (solid)
Steering Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 15.4:1
Steering Turns, Lock to Lock 2.8
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb 39.7 ft
Braking System 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist with front 4-piston Brembo® calipers
Front Discs Brembo® ventilated, 12.2 in (310 mm) diameter, 0.98 in (25 mm) rotor thickness
Rear Discs Solid, 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels 17 x 8.0 aluminum-alloy
Tires P235/45 R17 94W Bridgestone® Potenza RE 960A High-Performance (summer) tire*
* For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. See your owner's manual for details
Exterior Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Wheelbase 107.9 in (2740 mm)
Length 189.3 in (4809 mm)
Height 56.7 in (1441 mm)
Width 75.4 in (1916 mm)
Track (Front/Rear) 62.1/62.0 in (1577/1576 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen) 5.8 in (148 .0 mm)
Curb Weight 3674 lbs (1666 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 61/39
Interior Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Headroom (front/rear) 38.7/37.2 in (984/945 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 42.8/34.9 in (1088/887 mm)
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.3/55.7 in (1482/1414 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 55.6/53.8 in (1412/1367 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 97.9 cu ft
EPA Cargo Volume 12.3 cu ft
EPA Mileage Estimates*/Fuel Capacity (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined)* 17/26/20 mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.1 U.S. gallons / 64.7 liters
Required Fuel Premium unleaded 91 octane**
* Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting 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.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
Safety Features (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Fog lights
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Rear-window defroster with timer
Front side-window defoggers
Side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
LED mirror-integrated directional signals, taillights, brake lights, side marker lights and Center High Mount Stop Light
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Automatic dimming rearview mirror
Child-proof rear door locks
All-around visibility (277.0 degrees)
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Heated outside mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional signals
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Auto-on / off headlights
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Galvanized body panels
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
Integrated dual-outlet exhaust
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control
Rear-passenger ventilation controls
Cruise control
Power windows with driver and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Remote- and driver's door lock-operated windows-open function
Remote entry system with Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings and more
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, multi-information display and available voice recognition)
Homelink®
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Aluminum with simulated carbon-fiber console and door trim
Overhead map lights (front and rear)
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob
Beverage holders (front and rear)
Front-door storage compartments with sunglass holders
Seatback pockets
Aluminum threshold garnish
Carpeted floor mats
Remote trunk release
Cargo net
Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors and driver's side card holder
12-volt power outlets (front and center console)
Seating & Interior (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Sport seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior
Driver's 8-way power seat with power-adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Heated front seats
Front center console with adjustable armrest, dual-level storage compartments and coin holders
Rear-seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Advanced Technology (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Acura Navigation System* with Voice Recognition™, rearview camera and Zagat Survey® reviews and ratings
Acura/ELS Surround™ Premium 8-speaker Sound System with 6-disc in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3, WMA and DTS® changer, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, AM/FM tuner and Dolby® cassette
AcuraLink™ satellite communication system with real-time traffic**
XM® Satellite Radio**
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface with phonebook exchange
Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
MP3/auxiliary input jack
* Navigation system available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Hawaii. See your local Acura dealer or the vehicle's navigation system owner's manual for current navigation system area coverage.
** Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. The first 90 days of XM Satellite Radio and real-time traffic are compliments of Acura.
Instrumentation (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
Multi-information display
Maintenance Minder™ system
Auxiliary information display
Trip computer
Exterior temperature indicator
Illuminated ignition, power-window switches and steering wheel controls
Type-S Package Features (5 Speed Automatic Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Exclusive 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Sport-tuned suspension
Exclusive headlight, taillight, and side marker treatments
Integrated quad-outlet sport exhaust
Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC)
Ambient cabin lighting - Red
Textured stainless steel pedals
Engine (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Engine Type Aluminum-alloy V-6
Displacement (liters) 3.5
Horsepower @ rpm 286 @ 6200
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm) 256 @ 5000
Valvetrain 24-valve, SOHC VTEC®
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Redline (rpm) 6800
Fuel System PGM-FI multi-point injection
Ignition System Electronic direct
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire throttle system
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval 100,000 miles or more*
* Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Drivetrain (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Type Front-Wheel Drive
Transmission Close-Ratio 6-Speed Manual Transmission with Limited-Slip Differential
Gear Ratios:
  • 1st: 3.93
  • 2nd: 2.48
  • 3rd: 1.70
  • 4th: 1.25
  • 5th: 0.98
  • 6th: 0.77
  • Reverse: 4.01
  • Final Drive: 3.29
Chassis (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension 4-wheel independent double wishbone front / multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 27.0 mm (solid) / 20.0 mm (solid)
Steering Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 15.4:1
Steering Turns, Lock to Lock 2.8
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb 39.7 ft
Braking System 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist with front 4-piston Brembo® calipers
Front Discs Brembo® ventilated, 12.2 in (310 mm) diameter, 0.98 in (25 mm) rotor thickness
Rear Discs Solid, 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels 17 x 8.0 aluminum-alloy
Tires P235/45 R17 94W Bridgestone® Potenza RE 960A High-Performance (summer) tire*
* For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. See your owner's manual for details
Exterior Dimensions (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Wheelbase 107.9 in (2740 mm)
Length 189.3 in (4809 mm)
Height 56.7 in (1441 mm)
Width 75.4 in (1916 mm)
Track (Front/Rear) 62.1/62.0 in (1577/1576 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen) 5.8 in (148 .0 mm)
Curb Weight 3559 lbs (1614 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 60/40
Interior Dimensions (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Headroom (front/rear) 38.7/37.2 in (984/945 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 42.8/34.9 in (1088/887 mm)
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.3/55.7 in (1482/1414 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 55.6/53.8 in (1412/1367 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 97.9 cu ft
EPA Cargo Volume 12.3 cu ft
EPA Mileage Estimates*/Fuel Capacity (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined)* 18/27/21 mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.1 U.S. gallons / 64.7 liters
Required Fuel Premium unleaded 91 octane**
* Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting 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.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
Safety Features (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Fog lights
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Rear-window defroster with timer
Front side-window defoggers
Side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
LED mirror-integrated directional signals, taillights, brake lights, side marker lights and Center High Mount Stop Light
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Automatic dimming rearview mirror
Child-proof rear door locks
All-around visibility (277.0 degrees)
Exterior Features (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Heated outside mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional signals
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Auto-on / off headlights
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Galvanized body panels
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
Integrated dual-outlet exhaust
Comfort & Convenience (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control
Rear-passenger ventilation controls
Cruise control
Power windows with driver and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Remote- and driver's door lock-operated windows-open function
Remote entry system with Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings and more
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, multi-information display and available voice recognition)
Homelink®
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Aluminum with simulated carbon-fiber console and door trim
Overhead map lights (front and rear)
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob
Beverage holders (front and rear)
Front-door storage compartments with sunglass holders
Seatback pockets
Aluminum threshold garnish
Carpeted floor mats
Remote trunk release
Cargo net
Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors and driver's side card holder
12-volt power outlets (front and center console)
Seating & Interior (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Sport seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior
Driver's 8-way power seat with power-adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Heated front seats
Front center console with adjustable armrest, dual-level storage compartments and coin holders
Rear-seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Advanced Technology (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Acura Navigation System* with Voice Recognition™, rearview camera and Zagat Survey® reviews and ratings
Acura/ELS Surround™ Premium 8-speaker Sound System with 6-disc in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3, WMA and DTS® changer, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, AM/FM tuner and Dolby® cassette
AcuraLink™ satellite communication system with real-time traffic**
XM® Satellite Radio**
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface with phonebook exchange
Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
MP3/auxiliary input jack
* Navigation system available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Hawaii. See your local Acura dealer or the vehicle's navigation system owner's manual for current navigation system area coverage.
** Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. The first 90 days of XM Satellite Radio and real-time traffic are compliments of Acura.
Instrumentation (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
Multi-information display
Maintenance Minder™ system
Auxiliary information display
Trip computer
Exterior temperature indicator
Illuminated ignition, power-window switches and steering wheel controls
Type-S Package Features (6 Speed Manual Type-S w/High Performance Tires)back to top
Exclusive 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Sport-tuned suspension
Exclusive headlight, taillight, and side marker treatments
Integrated quad-outlet sport exhaust
Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC)
Ambient cabin lighting - Red
Textured stainless steel pedals