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Compare Kia K9 II vs Acura TLX 2

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Neoscore
76%
62%
Pros
  • Superb styling with elegance and sportiness
  • Naturally-aspirated V8 still available
  • Multi-link suspensions all-around
  • Great suspension setup
  • Good AWD system
  • Good engine reliability
  • Above-average styling
Cons
  • Kia is getting addicted to AWD
  • Lack in power

Variants

3.3 T-GDI
3.3 T-GDI AWD
3.8 GDI
3.8 GDI AWD
5.0 GDI AWD
I4 AWD
I4 FWD
V6 Type S

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
382 L / 13.5 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity
60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers
5
5

Chassis

Brakes
Electro-Servo Brakes
Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
I4 AWDVentilated discs, 330.2 mmI4 FWDVentilated discs, 330.2 mmV6 Type SVentilated discs, 363.22 mm
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Disc, 330.2 mm
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
3.3 T-GDI245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.3 T-GDI AWD245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.8 GDI245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.8 GDI AWD245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W5.0 GDI AWD275/40 R19 101W
I4 AWD235/50 R18, 255/40 R19I4 FWD235/50 R18, 255/40 R19V6 Type S255/35 R20
Turning Circle
I4 AWD12.2 m / 40.0 ftI4 FWD12.2 m / 40.0 ftV6 Type S12.3 m / 40.3 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
135 mm / 5.3 in
Size | Height
1490 mm / 58.7 in
1433 mm / 56.4 in
Size | Length
5120 mm / 201.6 in
4943 mm / 194.6 in
Size | Width
1915 mm / 75.4 in
1910 mm / 75.2 in
Track Width | Front
3.3 T-GDI1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.3 T-GDI AWD1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.8 GDI1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.8 GDI AWD1629.0 mm / 64.1 in5.0 GDI AWD1639.0 mm / 64.5 in
1626.0 mm / 64.0 in
Track Width | Rear
1639.0 mm / 64.5 in
1641.0 mm / 64.6 in
Weight
3.3 T-GDI2015.0 kg / 4442.3 lbs3.3 T-GDI AWD2085.0 kg / 4596.6 lbs3.8 GDI1915.0 kg / 4221.9 lbs3.8 GDI AWD1985.0 kg / 4376.2 lbs5.0 GDI AWD2165.0 kg / 4773.0 lbs
I4 AWD1781.0 kg / 3926.4 lbsI4 FWD1682.0 kg / 3708.2 lbsV6 Type S1945.0 kg / 4288.0 lbs
Wheel Size
3.3 T-GDI18 in, 19 in3.3 T-GDI AWD18 in, 19 in3.8 GDI18 in, 19 in3.8 GDI AWD18 in, 19 in5.0 GDI AWD19 in
8.0J x 18, 8.5J x 19
Wheelbase
3105 mm / 122.2 in
2870 mm / 113.0 in

Performance

CO2 Emission
3.3 T-GDI199 g/km3.3 T-GDI AWD213 g/km3.8 GDI192 ~ 196 g/km3.8 GDI AWD204 ~ 207 g/km5.0 GDI AWD231 g/km
Fuel Economy
21 mpg3.3 T-GDI11.5 L/100km / 20.5 MPG (combined) | 13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (highway)3.3 T-GDI AWD12.3 L/100km / 19.1 MPG (combined) | 14.2 L/100km / 16.6 MPG (urban) | 9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (highway)3.8 GDI11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (combined) | 12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (urban) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (highway)3.8 GDI AWD11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (combined) | 13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (urban) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (highway)5.0 GDI AWD13.3 L/100km / 17.7 MPG (combined) | 15.6 L/100km / 15.1 MPG (urban) | 10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (highway)
I4 AWD9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (combined) | 11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (urban) | 8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (highway)I4 FWD9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (combined) | 10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)V6 Type S11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (combined) | 12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (highway)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
3.3 T-GDIRear-wheel drive3.3 T-GDI AWDAll-wheel drive3.8 GDIRear-wheel drive3.8 GDI AWDAll-wheel drive5.0 GDI AWDAll-wheel drive
I4 AWDFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveI4 FWDFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveV6 Type SFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
I4 AWDSULEV-30I4 FWDSULEV-30V6 Type SULEV70
Engine
3.3 T-GDIG6DH3.3 T-GDI AWDG6DH3.8 GDIG6DJ3.8 GDI AWDG6DJ5.0 GDI AWDG8BE
Engine | Displacement
3.3 T-GDI3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.3 T-GDI AWD3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.8 GDI3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc3.8 GDI AWD3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc5.0 GDI AWD5.0 L / 307.4 cu-in / 5038.0 cc
I4 AWD3.0 LI4 FWD2.0 L
Engine | Power
3.3 T-GDI370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.3 T-GDI AWD370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.8 GDI315.0 hp / 234.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.8 GDI AWD315.0 hp / 234.9 kW @ 6000 rpm5.0 GDI AWD425.0 hp / 316.9 kW @ 6000 rpm
I4 AWD272.0 hp / 202.8 kW @ 6500 rpmI4 FWD272.0 hp / 202.8 kW @ 6500 rpmV6 Type S355.0 hp / 264.7 kW @ 5500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
3.3 T-GDI110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in3.3 T-GDI AWD110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in3.8 GDI83.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in3.8 GDI AWD83.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in5.0 GDI AWD84.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Torque
3.3 T-GDI510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm3.3 T-GDI AWD510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm3.8 GDI397 Nm / 292.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm3.8 GDI AWD397 Nm / 292.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm5.0 GDI AWD520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
I4 AWD380 Nm / 280.3 lb-ft @ 1600-4500 rpmI4 FWD380 Nm / 280.3 lb-ft @ 1600-4500 rpmV6 Type S480 Nm / 354.0 lb-ft @ 1400-5000 rpm
Engine | Type
3.3 T-GDITurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.3 T-GDI AWDTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.8 GDINaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.8 GDI AWDNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine5.0 GDI AWDNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V8 engine
I4 AWDTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderI4 FWDTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderV6 Type STurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
10-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic
AutomaticI4 AWDAutomatic SportShiftI4 FWDAutomatic SportShiftV6 Type SAutomatic

Production

Availability
3.3 T-GDI20183.3 T-GDI AWD20183.8 GDI20183.8 GDI AWD20185.0 GDI AWD2018 ~ 2021
2020 Q3I4 AWD2020I4 FWD2020V6 Type S2021
Debut
2018 New York Auto Show
2020-05-28
Made In
South Korea
USA
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