Used 2012 Acura TSX

2012 Acura TSX
List price range
$10,750 - $15,959

Pros

  • Impressive number of standard and technology features
  • spacious interior
  • sporty handling with V6 sedan and wagon
  • excellent build and materials quality.

Cons

  • Button-happy center console
  • unimpressive braking performance
  • slightly underpowered four-cylinder.

Used 2012 Acura TSX for Sale

Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
67,343 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
A1 Imports
18.3 mi away
List$14,990
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Dealer Notes
This Acura TSX has a powerful Gas I4 engine powering this Automatic transmission. XM satellite radio -inc: note function music reminder *Available in 48 contiguous United States, free for the first 90 days*, Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto on/off, Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes.*Drive Your Acura TSX in Luxury with These Packages*Vehicle stability assist (VSA) w/traction control, Variable electronic pwr rack & pinion steering, Tire pressure monitoring system w/location & pressure indicators, Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers, Side-impact door beams, Remote keyless entry -inc: window & moonroof down function, panic, folding key, Rear window defroster w/timer (2011), Rear cup holders, Rear child safety door locks (2011), Pwr windows -inc: auto reverse, front auto up/down, key-off operation, Pwr moonroof w/tilt feature -inc: auto open/close, auto reverse anti-pinch, ignition off operation, sunshade, Pwr door locks, P225/50VR17 all-season tires, Overhead sunglass holder, Overhead map lights.*Visit Us Today *Stop by A-1 Imports located at 15605 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD 20855 for a quick visit and a great vehicle!
Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
77,656 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
List$12,000
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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$300 Below Market
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CARFAX 1-Owner, Maryland State Inspected, Bluetooth, Leather, Sunroof, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Seats, Heated Seats, 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V i-VTEC. 31/22 Highway/City MPG** Awards: * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick *Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Acura TSX 2012 Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
102,187 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Technology Package
List$11,119
Est.Loan: $208/mo
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Acura TSX 2012
119,954 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
List$10,970
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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17%2522 x 7.5%2522 5-Spoke Cast-Aluminum Wheels,Heated Front Sport Seats,Perforated Leather-Trimmed Interior,Radio%3A Acura/ELS Surround 10-Speaker Audio System,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Leather Shift Knob,Tachometer,ABS brakes,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Automatic temperature control,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,DVD-Audio,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter%3A HomeLink,Heated door mirrors,Heated front seats,Illuminated entry,Leather steering wheel,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Memory seat,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power moonroof,Power passenger seat,Power steering,Power windows,Radio data system,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear seat center armrest,Rear window defroster,Remote keyless entry,Security system,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Sport steering wheel,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,10 Speakers,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Compass,1st row LCD monitors%3A 1,High intensity discharge headlights%3A Xenon,AM/FM radio%3A XM,Front Wheel Drive,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Aluminum Wheels,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Sun/Moonroof,Generic Sun/Moonroof,HID headlights,Automatic Headlights,Fog Lamps,Heated Mirrors,Power Mirror%28s%29,Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,Premium Sound System,MP3 Player,Auxiliary Audio Input,Hard Disk Drive Media Storage,Satellite Radio,Bluetooth Connection,Power Driver Seat,Power Passenger Seat,Leather Seats,Bucket Seats,Heated Front Seat%28s%29,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Seat Memory,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Rear Bench Seat,Power Outlet,Floor Mats,Cruise Control,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Leather Steering Wheel,Trip Computer,Power Windows,Power Door Locks,Keyless Entry,Navigation System,Back-Up Camera,Telematics,Universal Garage Door Opener,Engine Immobilizer,Climate Control,Multi-Zone A/C,Rear A/C,Rear Defrost,Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror,Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror,Front Reading Lamps,ABS,Brake Assist,Traction Control,Stability Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Front Side Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Child Safety Locks,Emergency Trunk Release,Tire Pressure Monitor
Acura TSX 2012 Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
63,385 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Technology Package
(4)
Passport BMW
33.6 mi away
List$14,500
Est.Loan: $271/mo
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GREAT MILES 63,385! NAV, Sunroof, Heated Leather Seats, Alloy Wheels, Rear Air.KEY FEATURES INCLUDELeather Seats, Navigation, Sunroof, Rear Air, Heated Driver Seat Acura Tech Pkg with Crystal Black Pearl exterior and Parchment interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 201 HP at 7000 RPM*.VISIT US TODAYPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, Alexandria, and all of the VA and MD Washington DC Metro Area. All pricing is inclusive of rebates and incentives and is plus tax, tags, government fees, freight (new cars) and a dealer service fee of $300 (not required by law). See center for details. Experience The Ultimate Driving Machine today! Full Or Scheduled Maintenance MAY Be Available. Check With Center For Details .Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.Using CARFAX vehicle history reports every used vehicle's title can be researched against an extensive database. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports include title information (including salvaged or junked titles) flood damage history total loss accident history odometer readings lemon history number of owners accident indicators (such as airbag deployments) state emissions inspection results service records and vehicle use (taxi rental lease etc.). This high level of consumer protection allows you to choose and purchase any of our quality vehicles with the confidence you deserve. Note CARFAX records may be incomplete and there may also be delays in reporting information. Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open manufacturer recalls for a vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website https//vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
Acura TSX 2012 Special Edition 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)
62,574 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Special Edition
(5)
Car Web
47 mi away
List$14,497
Est.Loan: $271/mo
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1 Previous Owner, No Reported Accidents... This vehicle comes equipped with 6 Speed Manual, Leather and Cloth Seats, Heated Seats, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, XM Radio, Cruise Control, HID Headlights. Please visit our web site at www.carwebinc.com for more detailed information and free carfax report available on this vehicle. To set up an appointment for test drive feel free to contact our sales team at 540-371-1515 ext 1. Vehicle sold with 1 month or 1000 miles power train warranty. Prices exclude, tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649.
Acura TSX 2012 Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
93,534 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Technology Package
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Acura TSX 2012 Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
43,878 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Technology Package
(7)
Thomas Subaru
82.8 mi away
List$15,959
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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***LOCATED AT THOMAS SUBARU HYUNDAI IN CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND***NEW TIRES***CLEAN VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT***LOCALLY TRADED***MARYLAND INSPECTED*** Safety equipment includes: ABS, Xenon headlights, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag...Other features include: Navigation, Leather seats, Bluetooth, Backup camera, Power driver and passenger seats, Sunroof, Satellite radio with 3 month free trial, Heated front seats, Power locks, Power windows... For more information on this or any other Thomas Cumberland vehicle, please call 888-724-3949 or go to www.thomascumberland.com
Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
86,239 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
Twins Auto Sales
86.5 mi away
List$10,750
Est.Loan: $201/mo
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$296 Below Market
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Acura TSX 2012 Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
84,967 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Technology Package
Richmond BMW
96.8 mi away
List$12,675
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Acura TSX 2012 Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
90,001 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Technology Package
List$13,051
Est.Loan: $244/mo
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Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
73,933 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though not quite as compelling as a couple other rivals, the 2012 Acura TSX is nonetheless a smart choice for an entry-level luxury sedan or wagon.

vehicle overview

Somewhere between sensible and luxurious, the 2012 Acura TSX has found a home. With a sprinkling of sporty athleticism thrown in for good measure, the TSX is the epitome of the multi-talented entry-level luxury car.

Within the Acura TSX lineup, buyers can choose varying degrees of performance and utility. The base models run with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which we've found to be merely adequate. Fortunately, there's also a higher-output 3.5-liter V6 that we prefer in this large sedan. Prospective owners may select the standard sedan or opt for the more utilitarian TSX Sport Wagon, which boasts cargo capabilities that rival a crossover SUV.

Occupying this middle ground between common and special has its drawbacks. While the Acura TSX models are certainly pleasant to drive, they're not as sporty as some other choices, nor are they as opulent as models that make luxury more of a priority. When compared to the established Audi A4 and the segment-leading BMW 3 Series, the TSX's shortcomings become readily apparent, though it's worth noting that these German competitors will end up costing you more. The Volvo S60 might be another possibility given its more expressive Swedish flair.

However, if you find yourself shopping for a car that's both sensible and luxurious, we see no reason why the 2012 Acura TSX shouldn't be at the top of your list.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Acura TSX is a compact entry-level luxury sedan available in base, wagon and V6 sedan trim levels. New for 2012 is a Special Edition package that is offered only on the four-cylinder sedan.

The base TSX and TSX Sport Wagon standard equipment list includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, foglights, heated outside mirrors, a sunroof, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, an eight-way power driver seat with memory, a four-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a 60/40-split-folding rear seatback. Also standard are Bluetooth and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and a USB port. In addition to more horsepower and displacement, the V6 adds a firmer suspension, 18-inch wheels and a road-noise-cancelling feature for the sound system.

The TSX Special Edition package (base sedan only) adds a more aggressive front spoiler, a new rear bumper fascia and unique side sills and wheel treatments. Within the cabin, upgrades include faux-suede seat inserts, red interior stitching, red cabin illumination, aluminum pedals, bright silver trim elements and a black headliner.

The optional Technology package adds a rearview camera, a hard-drive-based navigation system, voice recognition, real-time traffic and weather forecasting, a 10-speaker Acura/ELS surround-sound system with single-CD player, digital music storage and, for the wagon, a power liftgate.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Acura TSX is available with a choice of two engines. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder makes 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque (172 lb-ft when equipped with the manual transmission), while the 3.5-liter V6 generates 280 hp and 254 lb-ft (sedan only). A five-speed automatic transmission with sport shift paddles is standard on all models, although a six-speed manual is available for the four-cylinder sedan only.

In Edmunds testing, a manual four-cylinder TSX sedan loped to 60 mph from a standstill in an unremarkable 7.7 seconds. The automatic sedan and Sport Wagon both crossed the lights about a second slower. The V6, on the other hand, posted a competitive 0-60 time of 6.4 seconds.

EPA fuel economy estimates for the four-cylinder automatic TSX sedan are 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 26 combined; the manual version drops to 21/29/24. The wagon achieves 22/30/25, while the V6 comes in at 19/28/23.

safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2012 TSX includes antilock brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, active head restraints, front seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, both the four- and six-cylinder versions of the TSX stopped from 60 mph in 133 feet; comparable sport sedans that we've tested have braking distances that are 10-15 feet shorter. The Sport Wagon came to a halt in 127 feet.

In crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the TSX earned a top rating of "Good" in both frontal-offset and side-impact tests. In government testing, the TSX sedan and wagon were both awarded a top score of five stars for rollover protection.

driving

The 2012 Acura TSX rides calmly and quietly at highway speeds. Power from the four-cylinder engine is adequate, though compared to other entry-level luxury cars, it leaves the TSX with a somewhat uninspired driving character. The V6 and Sport Wagon are more spirited thanks to their sport-tuned suspensions, and -- in the case of the V6 -- gutsier acceleration. Both transmissions work well; the manual is easy to work thanks to a short-travel clutch and linear throttle tip-in, while the automatic provides pleasantly smooth shifts.

interior

While the 2012 Acura TSX's interior is on par with other entry-level sport sedans as far as design and quality are concerned, there are a few sticking points to take into account. The cockpit has an overabundance of knobs and buttons, which can be daunting at first. With some time and familiarity, though, most operations can become intuitive, thanks to a logical layout of controls. The optional navigation system, on the other hand, is fairly easy to use from the get-go, with voice commands, real-time traffic, weather forecasting and a large LCD screen with a secondary control knob. We also think the accompanying Acura/ELS surround-sound audio is worth the extra cost.

Interior space will likely be more than adequate for most needs, offering considerably more room than the competing Lexus IS 250. The 12.6-cubic-foot trunk capacity is on the small side for the sedan, while the Sport Wagon's 61-cubic-foot capacity is one of the most accommodating in this class.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Acura TSX.

Better than I expected!
oldsnwbrdr, 4/24/2012
It's interesting to read reviews from those who traded "down" from a European brand. I did the same, and my monthly lease payment is $120 lower than the Mercedes C300 AWD Sport I traded in. My family actually prefers the Acura for a lot of reasons... the only things I miss are the 6-cylinder refinement and the Mercedes bank vault build quality.
TL owner moving down but not by much...
dadoftwogirls, 2/13/2012
I was tired of getting 17.5 mpg on premium gas around town with my 2009 Acura TL. I looked at BMW, Mercedes and Audi. However, I just couldn't justify the extra money. Everything cost EXTRA. I went back to Acura and they had a Milano Red Limited Edition loaded TSX on the showroom floor. I immediately fell in love with the looks and bought it on the spot. To me it is the most agressive looking Acura with the body kit. It just looks sexy and strong. Although I am giving up a lot of power vs. the TL, I am also getting about 6 miles a gallon farther down the road. In addition, I hardly ever found a time when I could 'drive' the TL agressively. At this point, I am not missing it much.
Excellent value for the money - but not perfect
mtsn, 4/10/2012
I traded in an aging BMW X5 with a V8 that I loved but couldn't handle the expensive repairs any longer. The TSX with technology package is roughly $12-$15k less than a similarly equipped BMW, Audi, Mercedes and also $5-10k less than a similarly equipped Infiniti or Lexus. I've been very pleased on the value the car offers for the price, but it definitely does not drive "German". The 4 cylinder noise is not pleasing the ear, but it does offer decent power and economy. The safety ratings are excellent, the sound system is very good, it has lots of standard equipment (xenons, leather, sunroof, bluetooth), and is a very solidly built car. I am happy with my purchase...but I still miss my BMW :)
TSX V6, no navigation
mountainroad76, 2/15/2013
I wanted a good sounding engine, reliability, and refinement as the three dominating factors in that order. I was sick and tired of hearing a nasty exhaust, the constant problems, and lack of refinement that my inherited 04 explorer had. This Acura is better in every way except cargo/seating capacity that I never needed. It is especially fun to drive; it begs you to drive it hard. The deep, refined growl of the engine is priceless, though the effervescent purring of the I4 would have satisfied me. Handling is excellent, but the ride is quite stiffer than a Lexus, and it is louder at high speeds. At least you won't fall asleep! Not a great city commuter, but very fun for highway/mountainous.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
201 hp @ 7000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
201 hp @ 7000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
201 hp @ 7000 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
201 hp @ 7000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Acura TSX Overview

The Used 2012 Acura TSX is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A), Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A), Special Edition 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A), Special Edition 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M), Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Acura TSX?

Save up to $300 on one of 11 Used 2012 Acura TSX for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,750 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Acura TSX trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Acura TSX Technology Package is priced between $11,119 and$15,959 with odometer readings between 43878 and102187 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Acura TSX Base is priced between $10,750 and$14,990 with odometer readings between 67343 and86239 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition is priced between $14,497 and$14,497 with odometer readings between 62574 and62574 miles.

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