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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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 105
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 201 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
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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