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2009 Acura TSX 2009 Volkswagen GTI 2009 Volvo S40
     
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Technology Package
4dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB Man
  • 4dr HB Man
  • 2dr HB DSG
  • 4dr HB DSG
4dr Sdn 2.4L FWD
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L FWD
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5T R-Design FWD
  • 4dr Sdn 2.5T R-Design AWD

Prices

MSRP $29,160 $23,830 $28,550
Invoice $26,822 $22,211 $26,837
Avg. Paid $14,454 $12,122 $12,258

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 7.9 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.3 8.1
Performance 7.0 8.9 7.6
Interior 8.5 8.6 7.8
Operating Cost 7.8 7.7 N/A
Safety 10.0 8.5 8.9
Reliability 2.0 2.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Exceptional safety score
  • Good trunk space
  • Many standard features
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Good fuel economy
  • Comfortable, spacious interior
  • Good cargo space
  • Best reliability score in the class
  • Available all-wheel drive
Cons
  • Uninspiring performance
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Low safety score
  • Not as fast or agile as the competition
  • Hard-to-use interior controls

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas Turbocharged I4 2.0L/121 Gas I5 2.4L/149
MPG 20 City / 28 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 20 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door HB 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.5 101.5 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 185.6 165.8 176.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 69.3 69.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 58.4 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3419 3162 3273

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.5 93.1 92
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.3 38.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.2 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 54.8 55.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD - 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.5 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 35.3 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 53.1 54.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 - TBD - 50.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.6 12.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I5
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/121 2.4L/149
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 201 @ 7000 200 @ 5100-6000 168 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 172 @ 4400 207 @ 1800-5000 170 @ 4400
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic,
Turning diameter 40.0 35.8 34.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.5 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link 4-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard