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Acura TSX

Acura TSX side view

Pros and cons of the Acura TSX

  • V6 engine available
  • Long list of standard features
  • Spacious interior
  • Base 4-cylinder engine lacks power
  • Ceased production in 2014
  • Only two choices available for interior colour
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Acura TSX

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Acura TSX

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption9.3 - 11.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.2 - 7.4 L/100km
  • Width1840 mm
  • Length4715 - 4726 mm
  • Trunk space357 - 396 L
  • Cargo space357 - 396 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Acura TSX

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Acura TSX 2009 - 2013 is available in 8 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Fog lights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital cockpit
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:9.3 - 10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:784 - 885 km

Premium Package 6MT trim features and specs

Available with the Premium Package 6MT trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Premium Package 6MT trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Premium Package 6MT trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Premium Package 6MT trim:
  • CD player
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Premium Package 6MT trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:784 km

V6 trim features and specs

Available with the V6 trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the V6 trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the V6 trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the V6 trim:
  • CD player
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the V6 trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:733 km

Premium Package 5AT trim features and specs

Available with the Premium Package 5AT trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Premium Package 5AT trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Premium Package 5AT trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Premium Package 5AT trim:
  • CD player
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Premium Package 5AT trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:854 km

A-Spec trim features and specs

Available with the A-Spec trim:
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the A-Spec trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the A-Spec trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the A-Spec trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital cockpit
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the A-Spec trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:9.3 - 9.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:824 - 885 km

A-SPEC trim features and specs

Available with the A-SPEC trim:
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the A-SPEC trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the A-SPEC trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the A-SPEC trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital cockpit
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the A-SPEC trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:9.3 - 9.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:824 - 885 km

Premium Package trim features and specs

Available with the Premium Package trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Premium Package trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Premium Package trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Premium Package trim:
  • CD player
  • Digital cockpit
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Premium Package trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:9.3 - 9.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:824 - 885 km

Technology Package trim features and specs

Available with the Technology Package trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Technology Package trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Technology Package trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Technology Package trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital cockpit
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the Technology Package trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:9.3 - 10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:784 - 885 km
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:10.7 - 11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7 - 7.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:733 - 775 km

Overview of the Acura TSX

Learn about the Acura TSX

Summary

The Acura TSX is a luxury vehicle that packs in a lot of perks. While production on the Acura TSX stopped in 2014, it is still a popular choice among drivers across Canada. When you look at the wide range of features that come standard with each vehicle, it's easy to see why. Some drivers may find that the standard four-cylinder engine lacks the power they want. However, you can always upgrade to the stronger V6 engine if the base one doesn’t meet your needs. With either option, you benefit from a smooth ride, accurate steering and excellent handling.

Safety

The TSX comes with an impressive list of safety features. On the latest model—2014—the following come as standard:

  • Driver, passenger, front head, rear head and front side airbags
  • Four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) to keep you from skidding
  • Brake assist, ensuring that the vehicle stops quickly in emergencies
  • Electronic stability control and traction control, preventing collisions caused by skidding or over-steering 
  • Integrated turn signal mirrors, making your car visible to vehicles in your blind spot

Some of the above come standard in models as old as 2007, such as the ABS, brake assist and airbags. Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave each model a rating of “Good”, meaning you can rely on the Acura TSX to keep you safe on the road. Drivers agree, praising its long list of safety features. 

Interior

The Acura TSX offers a spacious interior, 10-speaker audio system and power windows. The elegant interior makes it easy to overlook the limited colour options. Contoured, heated front seats and a curved dashboard make the Acura TSX as attractive as it is comfortable. 

Technology

Many high-tech features come standard with the latest Acura TSX, especially when compared to other vehicles in its class. They include:

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB port
  • Satellite radio
  • HomeLink remote control system, allowing you to activate connected devices like your garage door or exterior lights
  • Voice recognition
  • 8-inch display screen

A Technology Package, offering navigation, a rearview camera and a premium sound system is standard in models made after 2012. You can expect models from 2007 to have standard dual-zone automatic climate control and a premium sound system, with an optional easy-to-use navigation system, rated one of the best on the market.

Space

Compared to other luxury vehicles in its class, the Acura TSX offers above-average cargo space. Trunk size in models made before 2011 was 12.8 cubic feet. This increased to 14 cubic feet for all later models. Seating is available for five adults. Models made after 2009 offer an extended cabin, providing additional room in the front. Though, some passengers complain about a lack of legroom while riding in the rear seats. If you routinely drive with adults in the back, consider purchasing newer models that offer more backseat space. 

Comfort

Supportive and adjustable front seats make for a very comfortable ride. A well-made suspension system ensures a smooth ride with very little road noise making its way into the interior cabin. A V6 engine, 460 horsepower and the choice between a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission make the Acura TSX fun to drive. Even with the base four-cylinder engine, you are guaranteed a responsive car that handles well. 

Frequently asked questions about the Acura TSX

Due to low sales and Acura's decision to focus on a mid-sized sport sedan, the TSX was discontinued in 2014.

The Acura TSX does not have available all-wheel drive (AWD). Instead, it comes standard with fuel-efficient front-wheel drive on all trim levels and model years.

Buyers can expect to pay anywhere from about $5,000 to $16,000 depending on model year, trim level, available features and the overall condition of the vehicle.