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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 19 31 $25,972 $27,055
4-Door Sedan Premium 1 19 31 $27,350 $28,490
4-Door Sedan Premium 2 19 31 $28,704 $29,900
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 1 18 29 $29,049 $30,260
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 2 18 29 $30,403 $31,670
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 3 18 29 $31,603 $32,920
4-Door Sedan GS 20 32 $33,441 $34,835
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,256 $30,010
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,181 $31,010
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,181 $31,010
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,505 $31,360
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,125 $33,110
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $32,883 $35,010
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 28 $33,383 $35,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,252 $38,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,972
$28,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$30,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$500 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line A new GS flavor rounds out the 2012 Buick Regal menu, and leaves an even sweeter taste in our mouths. With attractive designs and a light, efficient driving feel, the 2012 Acura TSX lineup strikes an ideal balance for a front-wheel-drive sport sedan or sport wagon.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.3 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) 52.3 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.0 94.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 185.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 107.8 106.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 14.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/50R18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size 16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QKE NA
Spare Tire Order Code P76 NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50R18 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code QKE NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3600 3470
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 105
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700 201 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900 170 @ 4300
Engine Order Code LEA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.08
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 1.61
Trans Order Code MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 2.65
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Regal Acura TSX
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 7.1
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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