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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 H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 21 28 $19,201 $20,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 24 32 $20,119 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $20,428 $21,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 32 $21,253 $22,495
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $21,565 $22,795
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport N/A N/A $23,094 $24,495
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Sport N/A N/A $23,370 $24,795
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,806 $25,395
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 24 32 $24,343 $25,895
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $24,651 $26,195
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $27,097 $28,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,719
$19,201
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,510
$20,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$338 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
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 Subaru Legacy retains its unique position as an affordable, fun-to-drive mid-size sedan with standard all-wheel drive--and adds some standout safety technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.100
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 54.500
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 37.800
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.300
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 53.900
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 103.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 187.200
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 59.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.000
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 108.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.700
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 14.700
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 11.300 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 11.600 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.500
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.800
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Quick Ratio Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 14.500
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
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 3315
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
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
NA - TBD -
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/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 173 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.566 0.825
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.000 3.636
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.614 1.947
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.438 4.111
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.773 0.972
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.695
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.652 3.454
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.082 1.296
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Subaru Legacy
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
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 N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.6

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