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
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,256 $30,010
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,181 $31,010
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,181 $31,010
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,505 $31,360
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,125 $33,110
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $32,883 $35,010
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 28 $33,383 $35,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,252 $38,650
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4-Door Sedan RWD 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 34 $32,110 $34,900
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,500 $37,500
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,340 $39,500
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 20 30 $39,010 $42,400
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $41,490 $45,100
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $43,790 $47,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $49,495 $53,800
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $55,935 $60,800
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $63,250 $68,750
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FWD 4-Door Sedan T5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 w/Moonroof 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 w/Moonroof 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,256
$32,110
$29,422
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,010
$34,900
$31,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$582 / month
$522 / 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 23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.1 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 - TBD - 92
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.7 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.1 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.0 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.1 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.3 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD - 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 182.5 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.3 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 60.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 110.6 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.3 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.3 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 17.0 12.0
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 - TBD - - 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 - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.8 17.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 15.1 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 - TBD - 39.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50R17 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50R17 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 3307
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3406 3548
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA - 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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 17 x 7
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
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/122 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 240 @ 5000 250 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 255 @ 1250 - 4800 266 @ 1800-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.31 1.41
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.81 1.19
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.35 5.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.06 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA ZMT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.91 3.93/2.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68 0.97
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.68 3.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX BMW 3 Series Volvo S60
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.7 8.0
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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