The 2012 Acura TSX - Quick and Smart.
2.4-liter In-Line 4 Engine (Standard)With its 201-hp, 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC® in-line 4 engine, the TSX triumphantly combines high performance, light weight and fuel efficiency. Thanks to lower-friction piston rings and the ability to run on lower viscosity oil and transmission fluid the automatic transmission has EPA Estimated
Fuel Economy of 22 miles per gallon in the city, 31 on the highway and 26 combined.
Intelligent Variable Timing and lift Control (i-VTEC®)
Increases horse power by advancing valve timing relative to engine rpm. High-rpm airflow is enhanced by opening intake valves longer and deeper at approximately 4500 rpm. The all-aluminum engine improves front-to-rear weight distribution to improve handling and agility.
3.5-liter V-6 Engine (SE model)
The 3.5-liter VTEC® V-6 engine produces an impressive 280 horsepower and 254 lbs.-ft. of torque, while delivering an EPA Estimated Fuel Economy of 19 in the city and 28 on the highway.
The 3.5-liter V-6 Engine features Variable Valve Timing and
Electronic Lift Control (VTEC) which increases high-rpm horsepower through enhanced airflow by opening the intake valves deeper and longer when the engine speed reaches a designated rpm. All-aluminum construction, a hollow camshaft, and other weight-saving measures keep the engine lighter for better handling.
Throttle system enables a smooth, powerful response with just the right throttle sensitivity in every driving situation. A high-flow exhaust system and Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) ensure precise and efficient fuel use. Dual balance shafts turn in opposite directions at twice the engine speed to reduce vibration.
When the transmission is in "Reverse," you can view various obstacles that are behind the TSX and below your normal field of vision through the large, 8-inch navigation screen.
All TSX models are equipped with Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low-beam headlights for greatly enhanced clarity. Xenon lights produce a whiter light that brings out more details than conventional halogen bulbs. The HID lenses allow a more precise beam pattern that increases road visibility without blinding oncoming drivers.
Key Remote Functions
The TSX key remote was given a few extra convenience features beyond the usual door lock, trunk release and panic button functions. The remote can lower the windows and open the moonroof to air out the cabin as you approach. The TSX will read the driver's seat position and other personalized settings that are linked to the remote and activate those settings the moment the driver's door is opened.
Automatic Climate Control
The TSX dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control system allows the driver and front passenger to create their own microclimates. Set your desired temperature and airflow distribution however you like, and your front passenger can do the same.
GPS-linked Temperature Control
On models equipped with the Technology Package, the automatic temperature control system is enhanced by a GPS-linked solar sensor, which enables the system to compensate for the sun's position when maintaining cabin temperature. The GPS link monitors the sun's intensity and location relative to the vehicle, enabling the system to know if the sun is significantly warming one side of the cabin. The system will then increase cooling or reduce heating on that side in order to maintain its designated temperature. The system is completely automatic and requires no manual adjustments, regardless of outside conditions.
The Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system works with many Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to let you receive and initiate phone calls through the TSX audio system without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
Acura/ELS Surround Sound System
Grammy® Award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design the Acura/ELS Surround® Premium 10-speaker Sound System to reproduce music the way it's heard in the recording studio. The system can play 5.1 surround sound DVD-A discs, the highest-fidelity sound medium available. Surround sound can also be extracted from any stereo digital source, thanks to Dolby® Pro Logic® II circuitry. In addition to all the source inputs of the standard TSX audio system, features of the Acura/ELS system include: 15GB hard disk drive media storage, Bluetooth® Audio system to play songs wirelessly from a compatible cell phone while song data can appear on the navigation screen, 440-watt amplifier with digital 96 kHz sampling for crystal-clear sound, and almost all functions can be performed by Voice Recognition.
Total Luxury Care
The privilege of Acura ownership extends well beyond our acclaimed, 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty. It also includes Total Luxury Care® (TLC), a complimentary service provided with every new and Certified Pre-Owned Acura?because our commitment to you begins with the delivery of a world-class vehicle. Owners benefit from the following: 24-hour nationwide emergency and travel services, Roadside Assistance, Acura Concierge Service, A host of special privileges available exclusively for Acura owners, and Roadside Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
*Based on 2012-2013 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.