Compare 2012 Acura TSX vs 2012 Volkswagen GLI

2012 Acura TSX
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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
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.2
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.5
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 225/45R17H
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 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3124
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.68-2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Volkswagen GLI
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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