Compare 2012 Acura TSX vs 2012 BMW 3-Series vs 2012 Volvo S60

2012 Acura TSX
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2012 BMW 3-Series
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2012 Volvo S60
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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
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AWD 4-Door Sedan T6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S60 AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
S60 AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
S60 AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 w/Moonroof 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
S60 FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
S60 FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 w/Moonroof 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,256
$43,790
$36,143
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,010
$47,600
$38,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$793 / month
$641 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
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. The 2012 Volvo S60 family shows that sport sedans can feel edgy without giving up their leading edge in safety, design, and interior interior comfort.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 32.0 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.0 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD - 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.3 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 84.2 92
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.5 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 49.3 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.0 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD - 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.5 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 59.1 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 181.9 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 54.5 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 59.6 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 108.7 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 9.0 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 12.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
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 11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.1 17.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 16.0 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.1 39.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 225/45R17 P235/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 225/45R17 P235/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 3307
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 331
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 496
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 3307
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3825 3812
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 200 @ 2750 325 @ 2100-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 3.0L/183 3.0L/180
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 230 @ 6500 300 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.32 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.70 1.56
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.94 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.46 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.23 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.23 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX BMW 3 Series Volvo S60
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link Independent Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 9.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5 4
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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