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2008 Acura TL vs. 2005 GMC Sierra

To start off, 2008 Acura TL is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 GMC Sierra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 GMC Sierra would be higher. At 5,965 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 GMC Sierra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 GMC Sierra (321 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 2008 Acura TL. (286 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 GMC Sierra should accelerate faster than 2008 Acura TL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 GMC Sierra weights approximately 996 kg more than 2008 Acura TL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 GMC Sierra is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Acura TL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 GMC Sierra will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 GMC Sierra (370 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 23 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Acura TL. (347 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2005 GMC Sierra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Acura TL.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Acura TL 2005 GMC Sierra
Make Acura GMC
Model TL Sierra
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3471 cc 5965 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 286 HP 321 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 347 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1274 kg 2270 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 5790 mm
Vehicle Width 1920 mm 2000 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1850 mm
Wheelbase Size 2750 mm 3650 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.9 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 117 L


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