Compare 2009 Acura TSX vs 2009 Audi A4 vs 2009 Subaru Legacy

2009 Acura TSX
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2009 Audi A4
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2009 Subaru Legacy
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TSX 4-Door Sedan Automatic 21 30 $26,821 $29,160
TSX 4-Door Sedan Automatic Tech Pkg 21 30 $29,664 $32,260
TSX 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $26,821 $29,160
TSX 4-Door Sedan Manual Tech Pkg 20 28 $29,664 $32,260
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2-Door Convertible Automatic 2.0T quattro
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4-Door H4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic 20 26 $20,578 $21,795
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $28,381 $30,395
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $30,100 $32,395
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 26 $23,465 $24,995
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd PZEV 20 26 $23,672 $25,195
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 26 $20,784 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition 20 26 $20,853 $22,095
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition PZEV 20 26 $21,058 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual 20 26 $19,666 $20,795
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual GT Ltd 18 25 $27,013 $28,895
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual GT Spec B w/Nav 17 24 $32,106 $34,595
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 26 $19,872 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition 20 26 $19,941 $21,095
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition PZEV 20 26 $20,146 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R 17 24 $24,894 $26,595
Legacy 4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $27,911 $29,895
Legacy 4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,741 $31,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,821
$39,851
$20,578
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,160
$42,850
$21,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$714 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new 2009 Acura TSX has a standout features list and distinctive interior, but its acceleration isn't notable. The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling. The 2009 Subaru Legacy appeals to rugged, sporty, and practical types, but not those who expect top refinement.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD - 51.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 - TBD - 90.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 32.4 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.0 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 53.0 54.2
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 - TBD - 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 45.1 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 59.8 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 104.3 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.9 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.0 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.0 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.0 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 180.0 188.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 54.8 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 16.9 11.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 11.3 x 0.47 10.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.18 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.9 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Servotronic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 16.3 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 37.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/45R17 205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/45R17 205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3485 - TBD - 3325
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7.5" - TBD - 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7.5" - TBD - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x 4" - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 9.5 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - 490
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 243 @ 3000-5000 169 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 265 @ 6500 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
PGM-FI FSI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.17 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.52 1.00
Trans Type
5 6 4
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.87 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD Sportshift
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 - TBD - 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.34 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.52 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.14 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Tiptronic Automatic,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Audi A4 Subaru Legacy
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Stabilizer Bar w/antisquat
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - 6

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