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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
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
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 19 27 $20,152 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 23 31 $21,070 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 23 31 $21,380 $22,595
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,533 $25,095
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 23 31 $24,067 $25,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 23 31 $24,375 $25,895
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $24,750 $26,295
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,821 $28,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Limited 18 25 $29,442 $31,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,256
$18,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,010
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$333 / month
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TCC Rating
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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 Subaru Legacy remains the only mainstream, mid-size sedan to offer all-wheel drive; it's also among the better-handling models in this class, and a strong value in 2.5i form.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 37.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 40.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.5 103.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.6 186.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 108.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 14.7
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 11.3 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 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 36.8
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 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR17 P205/60R16
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 3270
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 110
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 7000 170 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4300 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive All 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 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TSX Subaru Legacy
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
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 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 8.3
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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