A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura TSX

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


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