Compare 2012 Acura RDX vs 2012 Acura TSX

2012 Acura RDX
2012 Acura TSX
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
RDX FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,256 $30,010
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,181 $31,010
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,125 $33,110
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,181 $31,010
TSX 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 28 $33,383 $35,550
TSX 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,252 $38,650
TSX Sport Wagon 5-Door Sport Wgn I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,505 $31,360
TSX Sport Wagon 5-Door Sport Wgn I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $32,883 $35,010
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,481
$28,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,895
$30,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting. 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
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 94.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 185.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 56.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 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)
12.0 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)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 36.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3931 3470
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 170 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/- TBD - 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 201 @ 7000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.08
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 2.65
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Acura TSX
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-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)
0.75 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 7.1

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