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
4-Door Sedan Automatic 21 30 $26,821 $29,160
4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $26,821 $29,160
4-Door Sedan Automatic Tech Pkg 21 30 $29,664 $32,260
4-Door Sedan Manual Tech Pkg 20 28 $29,664 $32,260
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4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
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4-Door H4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door H4 Manual 20 26 $19,666 $20,795
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 26 $19,872 $20,995
4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition 20 26 $19,941 $21,095
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV Special Edition 20 26 $20,146 $21,295
4-Door H4 Automatic 20 26 $20,578 $21,795
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 26 $20,784 $21,995
4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition 20 26 $20,853 $22,095
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Special Edition 20 26 $21,058 $22,295
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 26 $23,465 $24,995
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd 20 26 $23,672 $25,195
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R 17 24 $24,894 $26,595
4-Door H4 Manual GT Ltd 18 25 $27,013 $28,895
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $27,911 $29,895
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $28,381 $30,395
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,741 $31,895
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $30,100 $32,395
4-Door H4 Manual GT Spec B w/Nav 17 24 $32,106 $34,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,821
$28,551
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,160
$30,700
$20,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$512 / month
$347 / 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 23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.5 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.3 53.7
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 34.3 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.0 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.5 54.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.2 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 185.2 188.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.2 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.1 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 110.6 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.5 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.9 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.6 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 16.9 11.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.9 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 16.3 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 37.4 35.4
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/40R18 205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/40R18 205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 3000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3485 3527 3270
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x 4" - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7.5" 18 x 8.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7.5" 18 x 8.0 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 9.5 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - 490
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
PGM-FI FSI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 258 @ 1500-4200 169 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 211 @ 5300-6000 175 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 - TBD - 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 - TBD - 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 - TBD - 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - TBD - 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 - TBD - 1.45
Trans Type
5 1 5
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 - TBD - 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD Sportshift
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 - TBD - 3.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Audi A4 Subaru Legacy
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - 6

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