Compare 2013 Acura TSX vs 2013 Audi A4 vs 2013 Buick Regal

2013 Acura TSX
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2013 Audi A4
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2013 Buick Regal
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,719 $30,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,644 $31,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,644 $31,510
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,968 $31,860
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,588 $33,610
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,346 $35,510
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,715 $39,150
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Wagon Premium 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
4-Door Wagon Premium Plus 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
4-Door Wagon Prestige 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 19 31 $27,854 $29,015
4-Door Sedan Premium 1 19 31 $29,409 $30,635
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 1 18 29 $29,409 $30,635
4-Door Sedan Premium 2 19 31 $30,763 $32,045
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 2 18 29 $30,763 $32,045
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 3 18 29 $31,886 $33,215
4-Door Sedan GS 18 29 $33,580 $34,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,719
$30,227
$27,854
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,510
$32,500
$29,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$542 / month
$484 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
For nearly all compact-sedan shoppers except serious enthusiasts or green-car fanatics, the 2013 Acura TSX strikes an agreeable compromise between sport-sedan attitude and premium-car practicality. Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition. The 2013 Buick Regal is a worthy sport sedan with arresting looks and sweet handling--so long as you stick with the turbos.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.200 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.600 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD - 52.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.500 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 91.000 98.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.500 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.300 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.300 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD - 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.900 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.600 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 185.200 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.200 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.100 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 110.600 107.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 12.400 11.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 12.600 x - TBD - 11.7 x - 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 11.800 x - TBD - 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.900 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 16.300 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.700 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD - 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/45R17 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA RAF
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/45R17 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA RAF
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3505 3600
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8 17
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8 17
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - 512
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 140 120
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 258 @ 1500 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA NA LUK
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 211 @ 4300 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Electric L4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.652 2.400-0.380 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.082 NA 1.91
Trans Type
5 1 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.566 NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.000 2.920 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.614 NA 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.438 5.180 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.773 NA 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Audi A4 Buick Regal
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone 5-Link MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.1 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) 7 8
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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