Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura TSX

Acura TSX 2012

The 2012 Acura TSX is a luxury midsize sedan that comes with superior comfort and convenience. This vehicle offers excellent fuel economy, reliability, and a simple pricing structure for a variety of different budgets. It drives easily down the road and absorbs the roads irregularities providing you with a smooth ride. The Acura TSX is a smart choice for buyers who are looking for a reliable all-around luxury sedan.

Key Features

The Acura TSX comes with a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine that offers 201 hp at 7,000 rpm. The fuel economy is estimated at 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway for the manual transmission. The automatic transmission is estimated at 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Standard features include Bluetooth, iPod integration, steering wheel controls, leather seats, moonroof, and dual climate controls. The TSX sits on 18-inch alloy wheels and has a one touch ignition key start. Safety features include six airbags and the ACE body structure to help dissipate energy in the case of a crash.

Changes for 2012

The Acura TSX has added exterior upgrades, microfiber seat inserts with red stitching, and red interior illumination with the Special Edition Package. The Sport Wagon has replaced its spare tire with a tire repair kit, which increases the under-floor storage room.

What We Like

The sound system in the Acura TSX is impressive. The Technology Packages offers a 5.1 DVD audio surround sound that other systems just cannot compete with. The navigation system features an eight inch display, voice commands, and voice activation for ease of use while you are driving. A backup camera also comes with this package making it a great option.

What Concerns Us

Since the Acura TSX does not have an all-wheel drive option, it may not be best for those who live in inclement weather all of the time. The BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, or Mercedes-Benz C Class may be a better option for driving in inclement weather.

Available Models

The Acura TSX is available in a sedan or wagon. The wagon gets an estimated 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

Major Recalls

There are no recalls for the 2012 Acura TSX.

Common Issues

Common consumer complaints for the TSX include the brakes failing in cold weather, difficulty starting in cold weather, uncomfortable seats, ECU failure, and transmission failure.

Acura TSX 2012 Interior

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

The Traveler’s Guide to Driving in Malaysia
CraigBurrows / Shutterstock.com Malaysia is a popular destination for many tourists today. The country has amazing sights and attractions that you will want to explore....
Veteran and Military Driver Laws and Benefits in Idaho
The state of Idaho offers a number of benefits and perks for those Americans who have either served in an Armed Forces branch in the...
P2422 OBD-II Trouble Code: Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) Vent Valve Stuck Closed
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P2422 P2422 code definition Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP)...


Related questions

Q: Looking at 2000 mustang that does need a motor and water pump anything else we should look at before buying

You should verify what parts are interchangeable between the 2000 and the 2002. While you might be able to use things like tires and a water pump, head gaskets are generally not reusable. You are taking a chance buying any...

Q: I don't know how to order a front bumper because it requires a lot of different things aside from just the actual bumper 2008 Acura TSX

Hello - this task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible damage, and the costs to repair. Contact a reputable paint and body shop...

Q: Car has white smoke when driving around 70mph

You may be having a leak at the engine main bearing side bolts on the block of the engine; the bolts might have not been sealed at the manufacturer. Any leaking bolt can be removed, cleaned, sealed with Honda bond,...