2012 Acura TSX is $200 more image

Acura unveiled today it’s 2012 entry-level TSX model. It will cost $200 more compared to the old model.

Technically, a base TSX starts at $29,810, but buyers will pay more than that once all the standard fees are factored in, pushing the price just above $30,000.

Acura states that the TSX Special Edition was inspired by “fun-to-drive four-cylinder Acuras of the past,” and will include unique cosmetic touches inside and out, including a body kit, 17-inch wheels with gray accents, and SE badging.

Inside the automaker added perforated black Lux Suede inserts and red backing. Unique red stitching and red-lighting are used throughout the interior, and aluminum pedal covers add a race-inspired look.

The 2012 TSX Special Edition package consists of a more aggressive front spoiler, a new rear bumper fascia, unique side sills and an exclusive “Special Edition” badge on the trunk lid.
The TSX SE is only offered in sedan form and with the 2.4-liter, 201-hp, four-cylinder engine; The Technology Package, which includes navigation, Acura’s ELS audio system, and voice command, is not available on the special edition.

TSX Sedan and TSX Sport Wagon
• 2.4-liter, DOHC, i-VTEC® inline four-cylinder engine
• 201 horsepower at 7,000 rpm
• 170 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm (5 AT); 172 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm (6 MT)
• i-VTEC® “intelligent” valve-control system combines Variable Timing Control™ (VTC™) with VTEC®
• Drive-by-Wire™ throttle system
• Computer-controlled Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
• Direct ignition system
• Lightweight aluminum pistons and high-strength connecting rods
• EPA TIER 2 – BIN 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV emissions compliance
• Cylinder-head integrated rear-facing exhaust ports, close-coupled catalytic converter
• EPA estimated mileage: 21/29/24 mpg* (city/highway/combined, 6 MT, sedan)
• EPA estimated mileage: 22/31/26 mpg* (city/highway/combined, 5 AT, sedan)
• EPA estimated mileage: 22/30/25 mpg* (city/highway/combined, 5 AT, wagon)
• Maintenance Minder™ system
• 100,000 mile tune-up interval**
TSX V-6 (Sedan only)
• 3.5-liter, SOHC, VTEC® V-6 aluminum engine
• 280 hp at 6,200 rpm and 254 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm
• 11.2:1 compression ratio
• Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC®)
• Dual-Stage induction system with lightweight magnesium intake manifold
• Cold-air intake system
• Integrated exhaust manifolds cast directly into the cylinder heads
• High-flow exhaust system with dual tips
• Drive-by-Wire™ throttle system
• Computer-Controlled Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
• Direct Ignition System
• Detonation/knock control system
• High-flow close-coupled catalytic converters plus under floor catalytic converter
• High-capacity 32-bit RISC processor emissions control unit
• Meets EPA TIER 2 – BIN 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV emissions standards
• EPA estimated mileage: 19/28/23 mpg* (city/highway/combined, 5AT)
• Maintenance Minder™ system
• 100,000 mile tune-up intervals**

sequential SportShift 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
• Sequential SportShift operation via steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters
• 5-position straight-style shift gate mounted within center console
• Grade Logic Control System
• Drive-by-Wire™ cooperative control
• Lock-up torque converter
6-Speed Manual Transmission
• Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission
• Compact, highly rigid, lightweight aluminum transmission case and bellhousing
• Multi-cone gear synchronizers
• Short–throw shifter linkage
• Compact, low-inertia clutch assembly
• Short-stroke clutch pedal
Design & Styling
• Keen-Edge design featuring recently revised (2010 model) front fascia, updated version of Acura’s signature grille, crisp body lines and unique rear body design for Sport Wagon model
• Projector-style Xenon HID low beam and halogen high beam front headlights with integrated front fog lamps
• Thin A-pillars for excellent forward visibility
• Advanced aerodynamics with underbody covers
• Wide trunk opening with low lift-over height (TSX sedan)
• Large rear cargo area with power-operated rear tailgate (TSX Sport Wagon with Technology Package)
• Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
• Frame rails positioned inside of floor pan for improved aerodynamics
• Closed-channel cross-braced roof structure
• A, B & C-pillar separators
• Rear bulkhead safety-cage structure (TSX sedan)
• Continuous connection roof structure, hoop-style tailgate structure and one-piece rear frame structure (TSX Sport Wagon)
Wheels & Tires
• Five-spoke, 17×7.5-inch diameter aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot P225/50R17 93V all-season tires (TSX sedan,TSX Sport Wagon and TSX Special Edition) with 2.4L I-4)
• Split five-spoke, 18×8.0-inch diameter aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot P235/45R18 94V all-season tires (TSX sedan with 3.5L V-6)
Steering, Suspension & Brakes
• Electric Power Steering (EPS)
• Dual-mode suspension dampers
• Double-wishbone front suspension; multi-link rear suspension
• 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Brake Assist
• Interior seating for five
• Driver-oriented cockpit
• Automatic headlight activation
• Large, easy-to-read LED backlit analog instruments
• Multi-Information Display (MID)
• Dash-mounted electronic compass
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel with fingertip controls
• Tilt and telescopic steering column
• Sport style seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior with contrast color stitching
• 8-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support and 2-position memory
• 4-way power adjustable passenger seat
• Heated front seats
• Dual-zone automatic climate control with air-filtration system
• Climate controlled center console
• Auto-dimming day/night rearview mirror
• Keyless entry system with “quick vent” moonroof and window controls
• Premium 7-speaker audio system with AM/FM tuner, CD player and XM® Radio
• Active Sound Control noise cancellation system (TSX V-6)
• Bluetooth® Audio
• Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® cellular telephone interface
• USB port connectivity (for iPod®, iPhone®, or removable mass storage device)
• Auxiliary jack interface (for MP3 music players)
• HomeLink® remote control system
Technology Package features
• Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, Zagat® restaurant information and rearview camera with gridlines
• Full VGA color navigation screen
• AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System
• AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™ (in available areas)
• AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ (in available areas)
• Acura/ELS® Surround 415-watt Premium Audio System with 10-speakers, DVD-Audio, CD, DTS™, AM/FM radio, XM® Radio with Note function, 15 GB hard disk drive memory media storage, Song By Voice™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® II
• GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system
• Remote operated power tailgate (TSX Sport Wagon)
Comfort & Convenience
• Power moonroof with one-touch operation
• Reverse-gear linked passenger-side door mirror
• Auto up/down front windows
• Door-mounted electric trunk release button (TSX sedan)
• Auto-locking fuel door
The 2012 Acura TSX features the following safety technologies as standard equipment:
Active safety systems
• 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
• Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control (Electronic Stability Control)
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual location and pressure indicators
Passive safety systems
• Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
• 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
• Automatic tensioning system with integrated load limiters for front seatbelts
• Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags
• Dual-chamber front seat side airbags
• Side curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions
• Active head restraints for front seats
• Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) mounting system for rear seats