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2013 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 $28,719 $30,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,644 $31,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,644 $31,510
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,968 $31,860
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,588 $33,610
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,346 $35,510
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,715 $39,150
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,719
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,510
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$542 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
For nearly all compact-sedan shoppers except serious enthusiasts or green-car fanatics, the 2013 Acura TSX strikes an agreeable compromise between sport-sedan attitude and premium-car practicality. Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.200
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.600
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.500
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 91.000
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.300
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.300
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 71.900
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.600
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 185.200
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.200
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.100
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 110.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 12.400
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 12.600 x - 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 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.900
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 16.300
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.700
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3505
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 140
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.438 5.180
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.773 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.652 2.400-0.380
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.082 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.566 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.000 2.920
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.614 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) 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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