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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,256 $30,010
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,181 $31,010
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,181 $31,010
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,505 $31,360
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,125 $33,110
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $32,883 $35,010
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 28 $33,383 $35,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,252 $38,650
FWD 4-Door
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,256
$30,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,010
$32,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$548 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line With attractive designs and a light, efficient driving feel, the 2012 Acura TSX lineup strikes an ideal balance for a front-wheel-drive sport sedan or sport wagon. The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.5 101.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 185.6 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 65.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 27.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 60.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.35 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.4 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 39.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR17 P235/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR17 P235/55VR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 3743
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.7 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4300 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 7000 240 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.70
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 1.07
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.57 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name Acura TSX Acura RDX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 4
 
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