Compare 2012 Acura TSX vs 2012 Saab 9-3

2012 Acura TSX
2012 Saab 9-3
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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 Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 20 33 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 20 33 $29,084 $29,830
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 29 $29,493 $30,250
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 18 28 $30,400 $31,180
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 18 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 30 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 29 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 18 29 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 20 30 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 18 29 $35,630 $37,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 30 $35,630 $37,115
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 33 $38,502 $39,490
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 18 28 $39,819 $40,840
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 18 28 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Independence 18 28 $44,236 $46,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Independence 20 33 $44,236 $46,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,256
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,010
$28,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$482 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 96
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 182.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
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 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3710
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 220 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Saab 9-3
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/anti-roll bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Toe-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
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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