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Acura TSX
Acura TSX
Acura
aka TSX
Production First Gen: 2004-2008
Second Gen: 2009-
Class Entry-level luxury car / Compact executive car
Body Style
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Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
Engine engine
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Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)


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2009 Acura TSX

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2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

The Acura TSX is a mid-size near-luxury car manufactured by Honda, introduced in 2004 to compete with the Volvo S40 and Lexus IS. It is exclusively sold in North America under the Acura brand name. It fills the gap in the Acura lineup created by the cancellation of the Acura Integra sedan in 2001, and it replaces the Acura CL coupe, which had lackluster sales and was cancelled after 2003. The TSX is badge engineered from the CL-series Honda Accord sold in Europe and Japan. However, the TSX had a restyled interior and different suspension tuning when it was introduced. The interior is now standardized for all three markets. As of 2006, the TSX is the smallest sedan in the Acura model line, other than the Acura CSX sold only in Canada. Prices for the TSX range from roughly $27,000 to $30,000.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Acura TSX Review.

Recent ChangesEdit

  • For 2011, Acura gives the TSX a subtle mid-cycle refresh as well as tweaks to its 2.4L inline four cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 engines to make them more efficient. [1][2]
  • The 2006 model year TSX's powertrain is comprised of a 2.4-L inline four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission (which features a magnesium casing, to reduce weight), and a Front wheel drive layout. A five-speed automatic transmission is optional and does not incur extra cost in the U.S. based on MSRP. Such is not the case in Canada.
  • On February 11, 2008, Acura unveiled teasers of the next-generation 2009 TSX on the internet despite its official debut at the '08 New York Auto Show. As of this writing, no other substantial information about the car has been released except the picture. The car was designed under Jon Ikeda. [3][4]
  • For model year 2011, Acura expands the TSX lineup with the TSX Sport Wagon. Officially debuted at the 2010 New York Auto Show, the TSX Sport Wagon is essentially a euro-market Accord Tourer. It will be powered exclusively by Acura's 201 hp 2.4-liter inline-four mated to a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. According to Acura, the powertrain returns 30 mpg in highway driving.

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

The 2006 TSX has been updated with a sportier exterior styling featuring a new front look, standard, integral fog lights, restyled wheels and a bolder rear look with standard side skirts. State of the art interior features have been added, including more standard safety features, and luxury features such as Bluetooth compatible HandsFreeLink(TM) wireless interface, a digital media auxiliary jack for MP3 connectivity and front power seats, with dual memory settings.

PricingEdit

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MODEL Trims
2.4 litre I-4 Sedan 3.5 litre V6 Sedan 2.4 litre I-4 Tourer
(+Tech Pack)
Trim4
MSRP
$29,610 $35,150 $30,960 ($34,610) $Price4
Invoice
$Price1 $Price2 $Price3 $Price4

Gas MileageEdit

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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Trim
2.4 6MT 2.4 5AT 3.5 5AT Trim4
MPG
21/29 22/31 19/28 c/h

Engine and TransmissionEdit

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PerformanceEdit

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If using information gathered from Road Test articles from a reputable automotive source, then please make sure to cite the quote.

ReliabilityEdit

SafetyEdit

According to Acura TSX Safety Ratings, the TSX received 5 out of 5 stars for Frontal Impact for both the driver and passenger, and 5 out of 5 stars for Front Seat Side Impact Ratings. The TSX also received 4 out of 5 stars for Rear Seat Side Impact Ratings.

PhotosEdit

TSX sedan


TSX Sport Wagon

ColorsEdit

Exterior

  • Alabaster Silver Metallic
  • Arctic Blue Pearl
  • Carbon Gray Pearl
  • Deep Green Pearl
  • Glacier Blue Metallic
  • Milano Red
  • Nighthawk Black Pearl
  • Premium White Pearl
  • Royal Blue Pearl

Interior

  • Ebony
  • Parchment
  • Quartz

Main CompetitorsEdit

Hybrid ModelsEdit

  • Acura has no plans to create a hybrid version of the TSX at this time.

Unique AttributesEdit

If there are any features of this vehicle that sets it apart from other vehicles in its class, then mention those unique attributes here.

InteriorEdit

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This section should include information on the interior's design, build quality, ergonomics, space (head and legroom, front and rear), features, stowage compartments and overall comfort and livability. Add pictures wherever applicable and keep information in a third-person point of view.

Sedan

Sport Wagon


Resale ValuesEdit

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CriticismsEdit

  • "The TSX is a five-seater, but pity the fifth person." - New Car Test Drive
  • "Similar to other high-revving Honda four-bangers, the TSX mill doesn’t deliver much grunt below 3000 rpm." - Car and Driver

GenerationsEdit

Current Generation: (2009-present)Edit

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First Generation/Origins (2004–2008)Edit

In addition, the 2004 Acura TSX features a new 2.4L engine making 205-hp (SAE J1349 net). The most significant changes to the motor are described as follows:

On the intake side of the TSX engine, the diameter of both the throttle body and the intake duct were enlarged to increase induction flow rate from 95 liters per second to 110 liters per second. In addition the diameter and shape of the intake valve were enhanced to help increase intake flow by 16 percent and the high RPM cam profile for the intake cam was modified to provide increased intake valve lift and duration. In addition, a ventilation passage was machined into the engine block to reduce pumping friction by increasing air flow between cylinders.

The engine, the K24A2, is related to the engine in the Honda Accord (7th generation), the Honda CR-V, the Honda Element, and a smaller version in the Acura RSX and RSX Type-S. The K24A2 features intelligent variable valve timing and produces 205-horsepower (150 kW) in this iteration.

The TSX's suspension setup of a double wishbone front and a multi-link in the rear was especially tuned by the Honda engineers to maximize handling and cornering speed.

WorldwideEdit

In Europe, the TSX is also sold in station wagon (estate) body style and is called the Accord Tourer. It features an electric tailgate which means you can fully open and close the tailgate via a button on the remote key.

It is sold in Australia and New Zealand as the Honda Accord Euro.


Design quirks and odditiesEdit

There are a couple problems of note. First, the paint tends to chip. This will become especially apparent on TSXs that see many highway miles or TSXs driven on rough or gravel roads. Second, the leather on some of the "high traffic" interior surfaces (i.e. seat side bolsters) tends to discolor and become bluish. This problem will be especially apparent on examples with the parchment color interior.

AwardsEdit

  • The Acura TSX was on Car and Driver's 10 Best list in its first three years of production (2004 - 2006).
  • Top-Value Car of 2004 in the category: Sedan under $35,000 from SmartMoney.com.
  • It has received the "Frontal Five Star Rating" from the NHTSAs frontal crash tests.
  • "Best Pick" in a Frontal Impact from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

See alsoEdit


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ACURA

Honda Motor Company


Honda | Acura | Li Nian | Honda Racing Corporation | Honda F1 Racing | Mugen


Current

USA: RLX · TL · TSX · ILX · MDX · RDX · ZDX

Canada: CSX · · · · · · · · ·

Mexico: · · · · · · · · ·

Hong Kong: · · · · · · · · ·

China: · · · · · · · · ·

Historic

RL · EL · Integra · Legend · Vigor · CL · SLX · NSX · RSX

Racing

ARX-02A LMP1

Concept

Advanced Sports Car · Advanced Sedan Concept · HSC · DN-X · ZDX Concept · RD-X


Keihin · Showa Corporation · Nippon Seiki · List of Honda engines


Honda Corporate website A division of the Honda Motor Company



External linksEdit

News & References

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