Compare 2014 Acura TSX vs 2014 Buick Regal

2014 Acura TSX
2014 Buick Regal
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,834 $30,635
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,760 $31,635
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,760 $31,635
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $30,084 $31,985
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,703 $33,735
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,462 $35,635
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,831 $39,275
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4-Door Sedan Turbo FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Turbo FWD 21 30 $28,502 $29,690
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 21 30 $30,297 $31,560
4-Door Sedan Turbo AWD 19 27 $30,590 $31,865
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 19 27 $32,385 $33,735
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 21 30 $32,409 $33,760
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium II 19 27 $34,497 $35,935
4-Door Sedan FWD GS 21 30 $35,428 $36,905
4-Door Sedan AWD GS 19 27 $37,699 $39,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,834
$28,502
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,635
$29,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$511 / month
$495 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
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. It's the best driver's car in the lineup, and the 2014 Buick Regal adds better infotainment and safety--with a slight cut to the GS' power.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 52.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 96.8
Second Head Room (in)
37 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 107.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 14.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.6 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 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKE
Spare Tire Order Code
NA QCL
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235//50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKE
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235//50VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3479 3692
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 512
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 259 @ 5300
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 295 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code
NA LTG
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 2.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA M7W
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.48
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Buick Regal
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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