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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Sedan DSG 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,256
$22,795
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,010
$23,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$396 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.5 94.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 185.6 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 104.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 70.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel - TBD -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.35 10.7 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr - TBD -
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 12.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 38.1
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/50VR17 225/45R17H
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR17 225/45R17H
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 3124
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.7 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4300 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 7000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.77
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 1.32
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.57 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 4.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.68-2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TSX Volkswagen GLI
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 7.2
 
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