Compare 2012 Buick Regal vs 2012 Acura TSX

2012 Buick Regal
2012 Acura TSX
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4-Door Sedan Base
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
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
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
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 185.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 14.0
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
P76 NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QKE NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QKE NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3600 3470
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 201 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Acura TSX
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
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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