Compare 2012 Acura TSX vs 2012 Audi A4

2012 Acura TSX
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
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
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,256
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,010
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$542 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
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 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 91
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 185.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 11.8 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 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.92
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 5.18
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.40-0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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