2012 Acura TSX Special Edition

At a Glance

Pricing $30,010 - $38,650
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A5, M6
Fuel Economy 19-22 (city), 28-31 (highway)

Since the U.S. Accord is larger than its global counterpart, Honda sells a version of the European/Japanese Accord as the Acura TSX. The smaller, front-wheel-drive TSX serves as the entry-level model to the Acura brand. Priced at around $30,000, the TSX offers a comprehensive set of standard features including HID lighting, a moonroof, and standard powered and heated leather seats. An available tech package adds a 10-speaker audio system with surround sound and Acura's satellite-linked navigation system. While the TSX may not directly compete with other smaller RWD performance models, it does stand as a practical and well-equipped alternative.

What Changed:

The TSX adds a Special Edition model. TSX SE models wear a unique front lower spoiler, lower side sills, and rear fascia. On the inside, SE models have red stitching accents, a black headliner and aluminum pedal covers. The TSX Special Edition is now the only way to get a six-speed manual.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
TSX 2.4l I4 (201-bhp) A5 FWD $30,010
TSX Special Edition 2.4l I4 (201-bhp) M6 FWD $31,010
TSX Special Edition 2.4l I4 (201-bhp) A5 FWD $31,010
TSX Technology 2.4l I4 (201-bhp) A5 FWD $33,110
TSX V6 3.5l V6 (280-bhp) A5 FWD $35,550
TSX V6 Technology 3.5l V6 (280-bhp) A5 FWD $38,650