What's New for 2012:
- Special Edition options provide exclusive styling inside and out
The TSX is Acura's entry-level luxury sedan, which is also available as a Sport Wagon. Both feature front-wheel drive and 17-inch wheels; 18-inch wheels are available with the V-6 engine. Xenon headlights and fog lights and a sunroof are standard.
Base interior features on the 2012 Acura TSX sedan and sport wagon include leather upholstery with heated front seats; dual-zone automatic climate control; a full range of power accessories, including an 8-way driver's seat and 4-way passenger seat; keyless entry; Bluetooth connectivity; and a 7-speaker sound system.
The base TSX sedan is eligible for the Special Edition options, which include different wheel designs, rear fascia, front spoiler, and the addition of special side sills. For the interior, the Special Edition adds faux suede seat inserts, red interior stitching, cabin illumination, a black headliner, and bright metal trim and pedals. The Technology package includes a navigation system with voice recognition, premium surround-sound system, and a power liftgate for the sport wagon.
Under the Hood
The standard power plant for the 2012 Acura TSX sedan and Sport Wagon is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 201 horsepower. The optional V-6 engine, available only on the sedan, is a 3.5-liter that delivers 280 horsepower and comes with a firmer suspension, as well as a device for reducing engine noise interference with the sound system. The standard transmission is a 5-speed automatic, with a 6-speed manual transmission available for the sedan and the 2.4-liter engine.
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Acura TSX are:
- TSX sedan with 4-cylinder engine and manual transmission: 21/29/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- TSX sedan with 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission: 22/31/26 mpg
- TSX sedan with V-6 engine: 19/28/23 mpg
- TSX Sport Wagon: 22/30/25 mpg
Standard safety features on the 2012 Acura TSX sedan and Sport Wagon include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Other features are optional.
In government crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the TSX received 5 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the TSX received a "Good" rating--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection.
|TSX 5-Speed Automatic||5 speed automatic||$30,010||201-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl||22/31|
|TSX Special Edition 6-speed Manual||6 speed manual||$31,010||201-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl||21/29|
|TSX 5-Speed Automatic with Technology Package||5 speed automatic||$33,110||201-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl||22/31|
|TSX V6||5 speed automatic||$35,550||280-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl||19/28|
|TSX V6 with Technology Package||5 speed automatic||$38,650||280-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl||19/28|
$36,725–$36,725 Base MSRP
19/28 MPG City/Hwy
$35,705–$45,185 Base MSRP
17/25 MPG City/Hwy
$34,755–$36,645 Base MSRP
17/25 MPG City/Hwy
$34,755–$34,755 Base MSRP
41/36 MPG City/Hwy