Compare 2014 Acura TSX vs 2014 BMW 3-Series

2014 Acura TSX
2014 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,834 $30,635
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,760 $31,635
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,703 $33,735
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,760 $31,635
TSX 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,831 $39,275
TSX Sport Wagon 5-Door Sport Wgn I4 Automatic 22 30 $30,084 $31,985
TSX Sport Wagon 5-Door Sport Wgn I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,462 $35,635
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,834
$30,130
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,635
$32,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$511 / month
$546 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With exception to those green-car enthusiasts out there, we think the 2014 Acura TSX strikes a solid compromise for shoppers interested in a practical, sporty, premium compact sedan. The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 13
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.3
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 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3479 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 170
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.29
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.71
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 2.11
Trans Type
5 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.67
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 6.4 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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