Best Bet
  • (4.9) 16 reviews
  • Available Prices: $11,865–$21,461
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23-26
  • Engine: 201-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Acura TSX

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Acura TSX

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

2013 Acura TSX Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The TSX is Acura's entry-level premium car that's offered in sedan and wagon form. It seats up to five people and competitors include the Audi A4, BMW 328i, Buick Regal and Lexus IS 250.
New for 2013
There are no changes for 2013.

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Exterior
The TSX's wheels are accented by large fender flares, and the front of the car is defined by a grille that features a silver-colored upper bar. Exterior features include:

  • Standard xenon headlights
  • Standard fog lights and side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • 17-inch alloy wheels standard on four-cylinder models
  • 18-inch alloy wheels standard on V-6 models

Interior

The TSX's interior has a high-quality appearance and room for up to five people. The standard stereo is USB/iPod compatible. Bluetooth connectivity is also standard. The optional navigation system boasts enough hard drive space for 15 gigabytes of music. Interior features include:

  • Standard power-adjustable heated front seats
  • Standard leather upholstery and moonroof
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Cellphones with music players can sync with the TSX's stereo via Bluetooth
  • Available navigation system with traffic and weather updates
  • Available CD/DVD-audio-compatible surround-sound system

Under the Hood
The TSX is available with a four-cylinder or V-6 engine. The car has front-wheel drive and is offered with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission. The automatic includes steering-wheel paddle shifters. Mechanical features include:

  • 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 170 (automatic) or 172 (manual) pounds-feet of torque; five-speed automatic or six-speed manual
  • 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with 254 pounds-feet of torque; five-speed automatic only

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Electronic stability system
  • Active head restraints for front occupants

TSX Sport Wagon
A wagon version of the TSX entry-luxury car joined the lineup for 2011, and there have been no significant changes to it since. The wagon's design doesn't differ much from the sedan's styling until you get to the rear, where an open cargo area replaces the trunk. Back to top

Consumer Reviews

(4.9)

Average based on 16 reviews

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Great car fun to drive

by Longlegs from Joplin mo on November 16, 2017

This car never fails to amaze me at it's performance and gas milage and it's so comfortable the seats are great. I love this car!!

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3 Trims Available

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2013 Acura TSX Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Acura TSX 2.4

Front
M
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Acura TSX 2.4

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Overall evaluation
M

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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