The 2012 Acura TSX is an entry-level luxury sedan, with a front engine- front wheel drive layout, available with two different engines; a standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 201 hp/172 lb-ft of torque and an optional 3.5-liter V6 engine that yields 280 hp/254 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with FWD to enable the TSX to achieve fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 19 mpg city to 31 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Transmission options consist of a 5-speed automatic, available with both engines, and a 6-speed manual, solely available on the base 4-cylinder engine. Features include HID headlights, rearview camera, automatic climate control, hands-free phone capabilities, leather seats, premium sound, and traffic/weather-linked navigation. Safety is comprised of advanced front airbags, side impact airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock braking, electronic brake distribution, vehicle stability assist, and tire pressure monitoring. The TSX is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The manual transmission is no longer available on the base trim. A new Special Edition trim's been added that includes 17-inch alloy wheels, exterior body trim, red contrast seat stitching, special red instrumentation and drilled sport pedals. The Tech Package gets a new GPS-connected climate control system.
Superior handling and acceleration; aggressive styling; practical and fun sport wagon model
While the TSX is considered Acura's entry-level sedan, it lacks in neither performance nor luxury. The TSX's base MSRP price of just under $28,000 belies its well-equipped nature, as it offers a host of luxury and convenience items on all trims. The 2012 TSX holds its own against more expensive competition such as the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Sport Wagon model takes all of the luxury and performance of the TSX sedan and adds cargo-carrying practicality.