Compare 2011 Acura TSX vs 2011 Audi A4 vs 2011 Volvo S40

2011 Acura TSX
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2011 Audi A4
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2011 Volvo S40
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $27,634 $29,610
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $30,477 $32,710
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 29 $27,634 $29,610
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Tech Pkg 21 29 $30,477 $32,710
TSX 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 28 $32,714 $35,150
TSX 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $35,557 $38,250
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4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $43,804 $47,100
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $43,804 $47,100
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,107 $48,500
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,107 $48,500
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S40 4-Door Sedan 21 30 $26,085 $27,750
S40 4-Door Sedan R-Design w/Moonroof 21 30 $29,281 $31,150
S40 4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 21 30 $26,085 $27,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,634
$33,760
$26,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,610
$36,300
$27,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$494 / month
$605 / month
$463 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan. All-wheel drive no longer offered
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wgn Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD - 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.5 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 90 92
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 38.2 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.3 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.3 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.4 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 185.2 176.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.1 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 110.6 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.8 25.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.9 69.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 69.7 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 - 12.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 30.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 50.5 -
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)
- 40.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 28.0 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 39.4 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 11.3 x 0.47 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
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 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 16.3 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.4 34.9
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Servotronic Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD - 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50R17 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50R17 P205/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3814 3363
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 280 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 258 @ 1500-4200 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 211 @ 5300-6000 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
PGM-FI Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 (Est) 27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (Est) 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (Est) 23 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - TBD - 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 - TBD - 1.98
Trans Type
5 8 5
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.87 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.40 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 - TBD - 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.52 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 - TBD - 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift Automatic,
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD - -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Audi A4 Volvo S40
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.8 7.8
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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