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4-Door Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $15,067 $15,695
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,219 $16,895
4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $17,275 $17,995
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Manual SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
4-Door Manual TDI Value Edition 30 42 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
4-Door DSG TDI Value Edition 30 42 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof PZEV 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,681 $23,625
4-Door Manual GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,737 $24,725
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
4-Door DSG Hybrid 42 48 $24,538 $25,560
4-Door DSG GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
4-Door Automatic SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $25,339 $26,395
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,723 $26,795
4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
4-Door DSG Hybrid SE 42 48 $26,539 $27,645
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $26,779 $27,895
4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL 42 48 $29,035 $30,245
4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $30,619 $31,895
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,067
$28,834
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,695
$30,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$262 / month
$511 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 34.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 94.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 185.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 106.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 14
Brakes
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)
10.7 11.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2804 3479
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 201 @ 7000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4000 170 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.4 L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 2.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.08
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Acura TSX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 6.9
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
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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