2010 Acura TSX

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32 reviews
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Available Price Range $9,407-$18,251 Trims2 Combined MPG 22-24 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2010 Acura TSX

Our Take

Acura's entry-level TSX sport sedan was redesigned for 2009. Its competitors include the Audi A4, BMW 328i and Lexus IS 250. There is a new V-6 engine.The TSX kept its muscular exterior in the... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Touchy electric power steering
  • Stiff suspension may prove too firm for bad roads

Notable Features

  • V-6 engine available
  • Long standard features list
  • Abundance of safety features
  • Optional real-time weather info


Our Expert Reviews

The compact Acura TSX is big enough for four adults yet small enough to be nimble.The standard four-cylinder has 201 horsepower, but some folks want a little more kick. For 2010, Acura is offering the option of a 280-horsepower V-6 and a specially geared five-speed automatic transmission. Paddle shifters on the steering wheel are handy for changing gears, and they can be used for a quick downsh... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 32 reviews

First foreign car

by joker from lon island on February 22, 2010

After giving up on purchasing the new buick lacrosse, we stopped to see the Acura TSX. One look, one drive, and we bought it on the spot, something we have never done before. Handles like a sports car... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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