2012 Acura TSX Overview
The 2012 Acura TSX provides tight handling, high-quality appointments, and a sleek appearance at an affordable price. It offers stiff competition to other luxury sedans such as the Audi A4, Buick Regal, and Lexus IS 250.
After receiving multiple updates last year, the luxury midsize TSX coasts into 2012 without any major enhancements. The TSX is available as a sedan or Sport wagon and can be had with either a 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The four-cylinder engine can be mated to either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission, while the V-6 is paired to the automatic and is only available in the sedan. Fuel economy ratings are respectable, especially with the four-cylinder engine at 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway (the V-6 receives 19/28-mpg city/highway).
The exterior of the 2012 TSX has a distinct silver upper bar on its grille, and features like xenon headlights, fog lights, side mirrors with integrated turn signals and 17-inch silver alloy wheels as standard equipment (18-inch wheels are optional). Inside, the TSX boasts a host of premium standard features including power-adjustable heated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a moonroof. Both the TSX sedan and Sport Wagon seat five, but the wagon has 31.5 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row and 66.2 cubic feet of volume with the second row folded.
The standard 360-watt, seven-speaker audio system with a sub-woofer is not only powerful, but also features USB/iPod connectivity. An auxiliary input jack and XM Satellite Radio are also standard. Acura’s optional ELS 415-watt, 10-speaker Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound system works with a 3,600-song 15GB hard drive, voice recognition, and an eight-inch sub-woofer, delivers a premium audio experience. The optional hard drive-based navigation system is shown through a high-resolution, eight-inch screen giving you real-time traffic and weather updates.
When it comes to safety, the 2012 Acura TSX provides active head restraints, antilock brakes, side curtain airbags for both rows, frontal and side-impact airbags for the front seats, and an electronic stability control system. A rearview camera is optional.
With a blend of luxury appointments, a plethora of standard features, and a responsive driving experience, the 2012 Acura TSX is a great value.