Compare 2012 Acura TSX vs 2012 Subaru Legacy

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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 H4 Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 23 31 $24,067 $25,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 23 31 $24,375 $25,895
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 23 31 $21,070 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 23 31 $21,380 $22,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Limited 18 25 $29,442 $31,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 19 27 $20,152 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,533 $25,095
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,821 $28,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $24,750 $26,295

Pricing

Invoice Price

$28,256
$19,844

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,010
$20,995

Monthly Payment Estimate

$500 / month
$350 / 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. The 2012 Subaru Legacy remains the only mainstream, mid-size sedan to offer all-wheel drive; it's also among the better-handling models in this class, and a strong value in 2.5i form.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

54.2 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.8 56.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

94.5 103.0

Second Head Room (in)

37.0 37.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.1 56.1

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 43.0

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.6 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

34.3 37.8

Front Head Room (in)

37.6 40.3

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.2 61.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.9 - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

185.6 186.4

Height, Overall (in)

56.7 59.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.2 61.8

Wheelbase (in)

106.5 108.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.4 71.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.0 14.7

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 11.3 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 11.6 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 18.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

13.4 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.7 36.8

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 P205/60R16

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P205/60R16

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 3379

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

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)

105 110

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

170 @ 4300 170 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.4L/144 2.5L/150

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

201 @ 7000 170 @ 5600

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas Flat 4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 23

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 26

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.08 NA

Trans Type

5 1

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.57 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.00 - TBD -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 NA

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.44 - TBD -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 NA

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic CVT

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 - TBD -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura TSX Subaru Legacy

Body Style

4 Door Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.04 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Double Wishbone

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 6

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

7.1 7.1

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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