2012 Acura TSX Owners Manual – Though not very as persuasive as being a couple of other rivals, the 2012 Acura TSX is even so a sensible option for an entry-level luxury sedan or wagon.
Someplace amongst sensible and opulent, the 2012 Acura TSX has located a house. Having a sprinkling of sporty athleticism thrown in once and for all measure, the TSX is the epitome of the multi-talented entry-level luxury automobile.
2012 Acura TSX models
The 2012 Acura TSX is a compact entry-level luxury sedan offered in the foundation, wagon, and V6 sedan trim stages. New for 2012 is a Specific Edition package that is supplied only on the four-cylinder sedan.
The base TSX and TSX Sport Wagon standard tools record includes 17-inch alloy wheels, computerized xenon headlights, foglights, heated outside mirrors, a sunroof, keyless entry, dual-zone computerized local weather management, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, an eight-way electricity driver seat with memory, a four-way energy passenger seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror plus a 60/40-split-folding rear seatback. Also standard are Bluetooth along with a seven-speaker sound method having a CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack along with a USB port. In addition to more horsepower and displacement, the V6 provides a firmer suspension, 18-inch wheels plus a road-noise-cancelling characteristic for that sound system.
2012 Acura TSX Highlights
The 2012 Acura TSX sedan gets a brand new Particular Edition deal with sporty styling touches. The TSX Sport Wagon receives additional cargo-area storage space courtesy of a compact tire repair package.
Performance & mpg
The 2012 Acura TSX is available by using an option of two engines. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder makes 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque (172 lb-ft when equipped with the manual transmission), while the 3.5-liter V6 generates 280 hp and 254 lb-ft (sedan only). Five-speed automated transmission with sport shift paddles is common on all models, although a six-speed manual is obtainable to the four-cylinder sedan only.
2012 Acura TSX Safety
Common safety tools around the 2012 TSX includes antilock brakes with brake assist, stability handle, traction control, active head restraints, entrance seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.
2012 Acura TSX Driving
The 2012 Acura TSX rides calmly and quietly at highway speeds. Energy from the four-cylinder engine is adequate, though compared to other entry-level luxury cars, it leaves the TSX with a somewhat uninspired driving character. The V6 and Sport Wagon are more spirited thanks to their sport-tuned suspensions, and — in the case of the V6 — gutsier acceleration. Both transmissions work well; the manual is easy to work thanks to a short-travel clutch and linear throttle tip-in, while the automated provides pleasantly smooth shifts.
2012 Acura TSX Interior
While the 2012 Acura TSX‘s interior is on par with other entry-level sport sedans as far as design and quality are concerned, there are a few sticking points to take into account. The cockpit has an overabundance of knobs and buttons, which can be daunting at first. With some time and familiarity, though, most operations can become intuitive, thanks to a logical layout of controls. The optional navigation technique, on the other hand, is fairly easy to use from the get-go, with voice commands, real-time traffic, weather forecasting as well as a large LCD screen using a secondary handle knob. We also think the accompanying Acura/ELS surround-sound audio is worth the extra cost.