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Compare 2012 Acura TSX vs 2012 Buick Regal

2012 Acura TSX
2012 Buick Regal
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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 Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Regal 4-Door Sedan Base 19 31 $25,972 $27,055
Regal 4-Door Sedan GS 20 32 $33,441 $34,835
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 19 31 $27,350 $28,490
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium 2 19 31 $28,704 $29,900
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 1 18 29 $29,049 $30,260
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 2 18 29 $30,403 $31,670
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 3 18 29 $31,603 $32,920
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,256
$25,972
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,010
$27,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
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. A new GS flavor rounds out the 2012 Buick Regal menu, and leaves an even sweeter taste in our mouths.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 52.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 98.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 107.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 190.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 14.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - 16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKE
Spare Tire Order Code
NA P76
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKE
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/50R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3600
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 512
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/145
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.91
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Buick Regal
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
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
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
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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