2010 Acura TSX V6 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Acura TSX - Road Test Specs

2010 Acura TSX Sedan

(3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
Style4dr Sedan with Technology package (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$38,760
As-tested MSRP$38,760


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,471cc (212 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainSingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.2
Redline (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)280 @ 6,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)254 @ 5,000
Transmission type5-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I:2.697: II: 1.606: III: 1.071; IV: 0.694: V: 0.491; FD: 4.312


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.5:1
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot HX MVM4
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP235/45R18 94V
Tire size, rearP235/45R18 94V
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast-aluminum
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph (sec.)6.4
0-75 mph (sec.)9.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.7 @ 96.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)133
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.84
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.8
@ Full throttle (dB)78.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.7

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThought it might produce more wheelspin than it did, though best launch had just a whiff of wheelspin. Engine response feels soft at low rpm, then wakes up. VTEC operation more linear and less evident here than with other Honda engines. Shifts are moderately quick, yet smooth. Manual shift mode holds gear until revs bounce off rpm limiter. All runs done in Sport mode. Near zero torque steer.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsNot exactly confidence-inspiring results, and yet brakes aren't nearly as prone to fade as previous TSX with inline-4 engine. Acceptable stopping distances that remain more or less consistent. Not much initial bite at 60 mph, but good below 40 mph. Pedal effort remains constant. Only moderate dive from front end.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSkid pad: Stability control intervenes strongly as it chops throttle and grabs brakes. Once stability control disengaged, the TSX sneaks up on mild understeer, but responds well to throttle input. Steering feels spring-loaded and offers only a small amount of accurate feedback. Slalom: Stability control is set to conservative levels and grabs brakes rather abruptly. Once stability control is shut off, TSX wakes up. It's far more alert and adept. Steering response is direct and precise, but feel is only adequate. As speed increases, TSX begins to rotate usefully without threatening to spin. Handles with confidence.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)61.94
Wind (mph, direction)2.8

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/27 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)18.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,680
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,615
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)62/38
Length (in.)185.6
Width (in.)72.4
Height (in.)56.6
Wheelbase (in.)106.4
Track, front (in.)62.2
Track, rear (in.)62.2
Turning circle (ft.)36.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)34.3
Headroom, front (in.)37.6
Headroom, rear (in.)37.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.1
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)12.6


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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