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2013 Acura ILX 2012 Acura TSX 2013 Volkswagen GTI
     
2.0L Automatic
  • 2.0L Automatic
  • 2.0L Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.4L Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.0L Automatic with Technology Package
Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Manual with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Special Edition
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • V6 Automatic
  • V6 Automatic with Technology Package
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  • 4dr HB DSG Autobahn *Ltd Avail*

Prices

MSRP $25,900 $30,010 $23,995
Invoice $24,452 $28,256 $23,035
Avg. Paid N/A $21,216 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 8.2 8.6
Critics' Rating 6.2 8.6 9.5
Performance 6.9 7.7 8.8
Interior 7.3 8.2 8.9
Safety 9.3 10.0 9.7
Reliability 3.5 3.5 2.0
Operating Cost N/A 7.9 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Abundance of standard features
  • Powerful, smooth V6 engine
  • Impressive interior build quality
  • Supportive, spacious front seats
  • Long list of standard features
  • Good gas mileage
  • Well-made cabin
  • Spacious front and rear seats
Cons
  • Sloppy handling
  • Out performed by class leaders
  • Cramped cabin
  • Limited rear-seat legroom
  • Some confusing interior controls

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 24 City / 35 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.100 106.5 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 179.100 185.6 165.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.600 72.4 70.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.600 56.7 57.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2910 3470 3034

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
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver 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.) 89.300 94.5 93.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.000 37.6 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.300 42.4 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 57.8 54.6
Front Hip Room (in) 50.200 55.6 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 35.900 37.0 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.100 34.3 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.500 56.1 53.1
Second Hip Room (in) 51.700 54.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.300 14.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard 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 Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/144 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 6500 201 @ 7000 200 @ 5100-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 4300 170 @ 4300 207 @ 1800-5000
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 36.100 36.7 35.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 31 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.200 18.5 14.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

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