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2012 BMW 1-Series 2012 Buick Verano 2012 Acura TSX
     
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn Convenience Group
  • 4dr Sdn Leather Group
Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • V6 Automatic
  • V6 Automatic with Technology Package

Prices

MSRP $31,200 $22,585 $30,010
Invoice $28,705 $21,682 $28,256
Avg. Paid $22,150 $15,943 $21,216

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.3 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.0 8.6
Performance 9.0 7.7 7.7
Interior 7.1 8.1 8.2
Operating Cost 7.4 8.1 7.9
Safety N/A 10.0 10.0
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Lithe handling
  • Large trunk
  • Comfortable, composed ride
  • Great reliability rating
  • Powerful, smooth V6 engine
  • Impressive interior build quality
  • Supportive, spacious front seats
  • Long list of standard features
Cons
  • Limited trunk and back-seat space
  • Unimpressive fuel economy
  • Limited highway passing power
  • Limited rear-seat legroom

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl 2.4L/145 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 21 City / 32 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.7 105.7 106.5
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 183.9 185.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.8 71.4 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 58.4 56.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3252 3300 3470

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 86.0 95.0 94.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 38.3 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.0 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.1 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.8 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 32.0 34.3 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 52.9 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.9 54.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.0 14.0 14.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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 Standard

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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl Gas I4
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.4L/145 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 230 @ 6500 180 @ 6700 201 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 2750 171 @ 4900 170 @ 4300
Transmission Manual Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Turning diameter 35.1 36.0 36.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 32 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14. 15.6 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Z-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Fully Independent Multi-link

Transmission

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