Compare 2013 Acura TSX vs 2013 BMW 3-Series

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 RWD South Africa 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,719
$29,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,510
$32,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
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. The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.100
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.300
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 96.000
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.100
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 60.300
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 110.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.300
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.500
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 182.500
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 17.000
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 11.800 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 12.300 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.800
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 15.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 200 @ 1250 - 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 180 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.000 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.614 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.438 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.773 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.652 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.082 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 8
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.566 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
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 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) - TBD -
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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