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2012 Acura TSX
2012 Acura TSX
Available Price Range $11,225-$20,129 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 23-26 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Acura TSX

Our Take

The TSX received a handful of styling and mechanical updates last year, as well as a new wagon variant. It seats up to five people, and competitors include the Audi A4, BMW 328i, Buick Regal and Lexus IS 250.There are no significant changes for 2012.(Skip to details on the: TSX Sport Wagon)The T... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Touchy electric power steering
  • Stiff suspension may prove too firm for bad roads
  • Nose-heavy handling when pushed hard

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Sedan or wagon
  • Manual or automatic
  • Long standard features list


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in April 2011 about the 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. The TSX Sport Wagon makes me wonder why wagons aren't more popular than they are. It's practical, easy to live with and of... Read full review for the 2012 Acura TSX

Consumer Reviews


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Best entry level premium car

by Value Buyer from Chicago on August 31, 2012

We were replacing a 2007 TSX which has been outstanding in terms of reliability, 56k miles and nothing other than oil changes and wipers. We shopped around and checked out the 2012 A4, C Class, 3 Seri... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Acura TSX.

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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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