Compare 2013 Acura TSX vs 2013 BMW 3-Series vs 2013 Volvo S60

2013 Acura TSX
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2013 BMW 3-Series
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2013 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 $28,719 $30,510
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,644 $31,510
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,588 $33,610
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,644 $31,510
TSX 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,715 $39,150
TSX Sport Wagon 5-Door Sport Wgn I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,968 $31,860
TSX Sport Wagon 5-Door Sport Wgn I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,346 $35,510
Select style
2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
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 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $63,525 $69,050
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
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4-Door Sedan T5 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 AWD 20 29 $29,986 $31,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 FWD 21 30 $29,986 $31,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum AWD 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum FWD 21 30 $35,673 $37,950
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier AWD 20 29 $32,054 $34,100
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier FWD 21 30 $32,054 $34,100
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier Plus AWD 20 29 $33,135 $35,250
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier Plus FWD 21 30 $33,135 $35,250
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 AWD 18 25 $38,211 $40,650
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Platinum AWD 18 25 $41,830 $44,500
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Premier Plus AWD 18 25 $39,292 $41,800
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design AWD 18 25 $41,454 $44,100
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design Platinum AWD 18 25 $43,992 $46,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,719
$44,070
$29,986
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,510
$47,900
$31,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$798 / month
$532 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
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. The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect. The stylish 2013 Volvo S60 family spans the range from luxurious to edgy, all while hitting the mark for safety and top-notch interior design.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD - 53.500
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.300 57.000
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 84.200 92.000
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.500 37.400
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 49.300 55.200
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.000 41.900
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD - 54.900
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 32.000 33.500
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.000 38.300
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 59.100 62.100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.400 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 181.900 182.200
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 54.500 58.400
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 59.600 62.000
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 108.700 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.500 73.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 9.000 12.000
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 11.800 x - 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 12.300 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.100 17.800
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 16.000 15.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.100 39.000
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 225/45R17 P215/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 225/45R17 P215/50R17
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 3825 3548
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA - TBD -
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 200 @ 2750 266 @ 1800-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 3.0L/183 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 230 @ 6500 250 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 21 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.082 1.700 1.410
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.566 1.000 1.190
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.000 3.940 5.280
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.614 2.460 2.150
Trans Order Code
NA ZMT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.438 3.230 3.930/2.680
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.773 1.230 1.030
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.850 0.970
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.652 4.320 3.820
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX BMW 3 Series Volvo S60
Body Style
Sedan Convertible Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) 5 (2012) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.7 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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