Compare 2012 Acura TSX vs 2012 BMW 3-Series

2012 Acura TSX
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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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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 19 28 $49,495 $53,800
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $55,935 $60,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 19 28 $41,490 $45,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $43,055 $46,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 26 $34,500 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,340 $39,500
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $63,250 $68,750
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100

Pricing

Invoice Price

$28,256
$43,790

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,010
$47,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$500 / month
$793 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
8.4

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. Despite the weight gain, the BMW M3's still one of the most stunning performance vehicles we've driven.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

54.2 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.8 55.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

94.5 84.2

Second Head Room (in)

37.0 36.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.1 49.3

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 42.0

Passenger Capacity

5 4

Front Hip Room (in)

55.6 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

34.3 32.0

Front Head Room (in)

37.6 38.0

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.2 59.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.9 5.4

Length, Overall (in)

185.6 181.9

Height, Overall (in)

56.7 54.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.2 59.6

Wheelbase (in)

106.5 108.7

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.4 71.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.0 9.0

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)

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 12.3 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 16.1

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

13.4 16.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.7 36.1

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 225/45R17

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR17 225/45R17

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 3825

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Alloy

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Alloy

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.7 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

105 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

170 @ 4300 200 @ 2750

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.4L/144 3.0L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

201 @ 7000 230 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 22

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - TBD -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.08 1.70

Trans Type

5 6

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.57 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.00 3.94

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 2.46

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.44 3.23

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 1.23

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Manual

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.85

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 4.32

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura TSX BMW 3 Series

Body Style

4 Door Sedan Convertible

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.04 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent 5-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-link NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

Independent MacPherson Strut

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 9.3

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

--

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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