Used 2012 Acura TSX

2012 Acura TSX
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2012 Acura TSX

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.

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Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
131,692 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
(4)
Rosenthal Acura
16.9 mi away
List$10,388
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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*THIS ACURA TSX IS EQUIPPED WITH* *PREMIUM PACKAGE* *BLUETOOTH* *SUNROOF* *HEATED LEATHER SEATS* *CD PLAYER* *PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM* *HEATED MIRRORS* *DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL* *KEYLESS ENTRY* *XENON HEADLIGHTS* *POWER WINDOWS*View our entire inventory online at www.RosenthalAcura.com.At Rosenthal Acura of Gaithersburg, we strive to provide outstanding professional service in all areas of our dealership. We serve Maryland, DC, Virginia and southern PA. For your next used or new car or truck, visit us at www.RosenthalAcura.com! The Pre-Owned Department at Rosenthal Acura is comitted to outstanding customer service throughout the entire sales process. We offer some of the best quality Pre-Owned vehicles in the country.
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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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 Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
104,773 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Technology Package
List$11,881
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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Acura TSX 2012 Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
72,902 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Technology Package
List$13,782
Est.Loan: $257/mo
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BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: 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 recalls at www.safercar.gov
Acura TSX 2012 Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
102,192 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Technology Package
List$10,973
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
105,316 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
Star Cars
47.3 mi away
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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$289 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Immaculate inside & out, Clean Carfax, Black Leather interior
Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
51,624 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
(29)
Carbiz
47.7 mi away
List$14,750
Est.Loan: $275/mo
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: CARFAX 1-Owner, Additional Features: Leather Seats, Sunroof, Rear Air, Heated Driver Seat, Premium Sound System THE CARBIZ DIFFERENCE: Our friendly, non-commissioned crew has earned Dealer Of The Year for the past 5 years and are empowered to walk you through the buying process from start to finish. NO-HAGGLE PRICING: Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee. Check us out online or in the showroom and experience the Carbiz difference. Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee.
Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
88,500 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
List$11,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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$300 Below Market
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31/22 Highway/City MPG** Bluetooth, Auxiliary Hookup, USB Interface, 4D Sedan, 3-Position Memory Seat System, Heated Front Seats, Power moonroof. Awards: * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick *Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. We welcome any pre-buy inspections before purchase and can help facilitate door to door shipping to anywhere in the world at an affordable price. If you prefer to visit our showroom for a viewing, we are pleased to offer free airport pick-up from Reagan International Airport (DCA) or Richmond International Airport (RIC). Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg offers an extensive range of superb, low mile, exotic and luxury automobiles. If we don't have the car you are looking for please let us know and we will be happy to help find it. Just minutes off of I-95, Exit 130-B in Fredericksburg, VA. Call us now before it's gone and we will be glad to assist you! 888-693-4572. At Mercedes Benz of Fredericksburg, a Huber Motor Cars company, we take pride in providing each and every customer with the highest quality of customer service. Trade-in proposals are always welcome. Call us and schedule an appointment to visit Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg.
Acura TSX 2012 Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
32,451 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Technology Package
List$15,495
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Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
110,555 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
List$10,749
Est.Loan: $201/mo
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Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
69,016 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
List$13,355
Est.Loan: $249/mo
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Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
86,254 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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Dealer Notes
Heated Leather! Sunroof! Bluetooth! Acura: Precision Crafted Performance~ 7500 Miles Powertrain Warranty!
Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
73,299 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
List$12,790
Est.Loan: $239/mo
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Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
42,885 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
Antrim Way Honda
53.9 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
143,779 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
4212 Ridge Rd
57.7 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Acura TSX 2012 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
90,697 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX
Base
Twins Auto Sales
86.5 mi away
List$9,750
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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$268 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Heated Leather, Sunroof, Bluetooth! Acura: Precision Crafted Performance~ 7500 Miles Powertrain Warranty!

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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.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Acura TSX sedan gets a new Special Edition package with sporty styling touches. The TSX Sport Wagon receives additional cargo-area storage space courtesy of a compact tire repair kit.

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.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Acura TSX.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Better than I expected!
oldsnwbrdr,04/24/2012
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,02/13/2012
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,04/10/2012
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
mountainroad76,02/15/2013
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: TSX Sedan. 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).

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Price comparisons for Used 2012 Acura TSX trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Acura TSX Base is priced between $9,750 and$14,990 with odometer readings between 51624 and131692 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Acura TSX Technology Package is priced between $10,973 and$15,495 with odometer readings between 32451 and104773 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition is priced between $11,990 and$11,990 with odometer readings between 144984 and144984 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Acura TSX?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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