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2012 Acura TSX

2012 BMW 3-Series

  2012 Acura TSX 5dr Sport Wagon I4 Auto Tech Pkg Angular Front Exterior View 2012 BMW 3-Series
Invoice $28,256 $32,110
19/31 17/34
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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. Read Full Review The 2012 BMW 3-Series delivers the class-leading sport-sedan performance and handling enthusiasts have come to expect, yet it makes substantial improvements in fuel-efficiency, active safety, and connectivity. Read Full Review
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  • Responsive, rev-happy four
  • Quick, smooth V-6
  • Great-looking Sport Wagon
  • Handling and responsiveness


  • Grille makes an odd first impression
  • Tight back seat
  • Wagon gets more space--by ditching the spare


  • Poise and handling
  • Strong, economical engines
  • Quick-shifting 8-speed automatic
  • Electric power steering, done right
  • Excellent brakes


  • 328’s four-cylinder sounds
  • BMW Apps is iPhone-only
  • Some cabin-trim combos look busy
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