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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,256 $30,010
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,505 $31,360
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,181 $31,010
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $32,883 $35,010
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,181 $31,010
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,125 $33,110
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 28 $33,383 $35,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,252 $38,650
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,256
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,010
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$542 / month
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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 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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.6 185.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 12.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.4 16.3
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/50VR17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
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
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/121
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
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
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 NA
Trans Type 5 1
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TSX Audi A4
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trapezoidal Link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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