Compare 2012 Acura TSX vs 2012 Audi A4

2012 Acura TSX
2012 Audi A4
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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
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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 29 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,292 $48,700

Pricing

Invoice Price

$28,256
$33,852

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,010
$36,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$500 / month
$607 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

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. The 2012 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 29 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Small Station Wagons

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

54.2 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.8 55.5

Passenger Volume (ft³)

94.5 90

Second Head Room (in)

37.0 37.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.1 54.3

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 41.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.6 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

34.3 35.2

Front Head Room (in)

37.6 38.8

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.2 61.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.9 - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

185.6 185.2

Height, Overall (in)

56.7 56.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.2 61.1

Wheelbase (in)

106.5 110.6

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.4 71.9

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- - TBD -

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.0 -

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)

- - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

- 27.6

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- - TBD -

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)

11.1 x 0.35 11.8 x - TBD -

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)

11.8 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 16.9

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

13.4 16.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.7 37.7

Steering Type

Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.6 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P245/45R17

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P245/45R17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3470 3814

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 17 x 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 17 x 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.7 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

105 140

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

170 @ 4300 258 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.4L/144 2.0L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

201 @ 7000 211 @ 4300

Engine Type

Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 24

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.08 2.11

Trans Type

5 8

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.57 1.29

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.00 3.32

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 3.14

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.44 2.85

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 1.67

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 4.17

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.84

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura TSX Audi A4

Body Style

4 Door Sedan Wagon

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.04 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Trapezoidal Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-link NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

Independent 5-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.67 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 5

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 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

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

--

Overall Side Crash Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating Driver

--

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

--

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

--

Rollover Rating

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