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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