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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 $28,834 $30,635
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,703 $33,735
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,831 $39,275
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,760 $31,635
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,760 $31,635
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $30,084 $31,985
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,462 $35,635
4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $38,135 $41,450
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,910 $49,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $35,510 $38,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $39,515 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,834
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$511 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With exception to those green-car enthusiasts out there, we think the 2014 Acura TSX strikes a solid compromise for shoppers interested in a practical, sporty, premium compact sedan. The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 40.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.5 -
Second Head Room (in) 37 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 35.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 -
Length, Overall (in) 185.6 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 61.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 12.3
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 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 15.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3479 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 410 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 7000 180 @ 5000
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4300 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 36
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.57 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.30
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 4.71
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 2.11
Trans Type 5 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TSX BMW 3 Series
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 6.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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