Compare 2011 Volvo S40 vs 2011 Acura TSX

2011 Volvo S40
2011 Acura TSX
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 30 $26,085 $27,750
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 21 30 $26,085 $27,750
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $29,281 $31,150
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $27,634 $29,610
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 29 $27,634 $29,610
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $30,477 $32,710
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Tech Pkg 21 29 $30,477 $32,710
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 28 $32,714 $35,150
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $35,557 $38,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,085
$27,634
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,750
$29,610
Monthly Payment Estimate
$463 / month
$494 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
All-wheel drive no longer offered The 2011 Acura TSX is the essence of what the brand should be: compact, light, efficient, and user-friendly—not to mention fully equipped.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 94.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 185.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
25.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 14.0
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)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3363 3470
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 5000 170 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 201 @ 7000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.08
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 2.65
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S40 Acura TSX
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5
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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