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2014 Acura TL vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Acura TL, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon, the Acura TL may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura TL as you will with the Toyota Avalon, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura TL is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Avalon. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura TL will cost more in transportation costs than the Toyota Avalon.

Dimensions
Since the Acura TL is much wider than the Toyota Avalon, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Acura TL takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura TL and the Toyota Avalon do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Acura TL has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Avalon, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura TL is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Avalon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura TL and the Toyota Avalon. The Acura TL has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura TL than that of the Toyota Avalon.

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2014 Acura
TL

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MSRP*: $36,030 - $39,580

2014 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $31,590 - $39,900
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 18 - 20 21
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,828 - $37,113 $28,431 - $35,910

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