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2012 Acura TSX Technology Package

2012 Acura TSX Review

(0 Stars)  More flavors than ever before.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The TSX may be the smallest, least expensive model in Acura's lineup, but it also offers the most variety. The TSX's portfolio was expanded with a six-cylinder engine in 2010 and a wagon model in 2011. For 2012, a sporty-looking special edition -- allegedly inspired by the original Integra -- joins the fold. All these amendments are aimed at expanding the TSX's customer base, but they haven't diluted the character of the car. Based on the European-market Honda Accord, the TSX is a svelte, agile front-wheel-drive sport sedan. The 3.5-liter V-6 packs tremendous power, but we still prefer the balance and rev-happy nature of the 2.4-liter I-4, even if it is a little short on torque. We'd love to see a Sport Wagon with the manual transmission, but the six-speed is available only on sedans -- and special-edition sedans, at that. Competitors may offer a little more pizazz when it comes to the interior, but the TSX still shines as a driver's car. The suspension tuning was amended last year to provide more compliance over rough roads, but the TSX is far from soft. Body motions are kept in check, and the steering is sharp, somewhat tactile, and well weighted. The TSX is a surprisingly fun car to drive, no matter which engine or transmission it is equipped with.

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2012 TSX Technology Pkg Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L i-VTEC in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 22 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 481 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 201 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 170 ft lb of torque @ 4,300 rpm

'12 Acura Technology Package Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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DVD Entertainment
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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