This TSX delivers enough sportiness to be enjoyable while maintaining solid credentials as a well-rounded and capable car. An economical four-cylinder engine delivers responsive performance, the front seats are excellent and the interior is well appointed. But in some ways the TSX feels ordinary. The ride is nervous and handling, though agile, is let down by steering that is short on feedback.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The steering is engaging and responsive to a degree that most car magazines would convince you is only found in a BMW--this is the best-driving front-wheel drive car money can buy."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Acura TSX)

"My TSX rides well; it corners and absorbs road irregularities with aplomb. Acceleration, while adequate, could be better. A turbocharger should help."

DAVID H., WI (2012 Acura TSX)

"excellent acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Acura TSX)

"Light tossable hsndling feel in thr 4-cylinder model, with sharp steering. Strong low end torque and acceleration is more than adequate. Smooth quiet ride."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Acura TSX)

"This car is terrible in the snow. It should handle better with front wheel drive."

DAVID A., UT (2012 Acura TSX)

"It was advertised as a sports sedan, and even though the 3.5L 280hp V6 engine is very fast and powerful, the car's blah suspension set up and mediocre electronic steering road feedback give it a rather generic driving experience. High performance tires helps; however, the car isn't matched well with the engine and without serious modifications I'm afraid the engine's performance potential will never be met. Brakes have always vibrated, even after warranty work called for replacement of the rot"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Acura TSX)

"The handling of this car is unbelievable, as if the car is on rails. Cornering on a twisty rural road is an exercise in nirvana."

MICHAEL O., FL (2012 Acura TSX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seat is uncomfortable for me on trips over an hour."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Acura TSX)

"Road noise could be improved"

JAMES P., NC (2012 Acura TSX)

"back seating area is quite limited for adults. Front seats are very comfortable."

KIM J., UT (2012 Acura TSX)

"The seats are very comfortable and the driving experience is great. The steering is tight and you feel very in control when you're driving. Acceleration is good for a four cylinder 201 hp"

Anonymous, MT (2012 Acura TSX)

"Excessive wind and road noise."

CHRIS M., AL (2012 Acura TSX)

"Quiet, very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Acura TSX)

"I like the seat material and the fact that they are heated. I do wish they could be cooled as well. I really like the dual automatic climate control. Noise is not too bad (is important factor to me being deaf in right ear). Ride is decent. Breaking anemic. Acceleration middle of the road."

BRIAN L., TX (2012 Acura TSX)

"The ride is stiffer than I thought it would be. There is more road noise than I expected"

CURTIS S., CA (2012 Acura TSX)

"excellent gas mileage, very comfortable seats, great sound system, excellent handling"

RICHARD T., NJ (2012 Acura TSX)

"Road noise higher than my other car, 2004 Lexus."

RON O., TX (2012 Acura TSX)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Good price for a luxury car"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura TSX)

"The style of the 12 model is more traditional than the newer models and I prefer the traditional look. I have not had any major problems with the car I did have a very expensive brake repair 2 years ago. The rear brakes were locked and needed complete rebuilding I had no idea that I was driving with locked brakes."

ALEX T., NJ (2012 Acura TSX)

"Easy to find cost effective maintenance. Great gas mileage on road. It performs well."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Acura TSX)

"I got many extras included in the car for a reasonable price. Sorry that Acura discontinued the TSX"

EDWARD W., NJ (2012 Acura TSX)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"exterior design"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Acura TSX)

"Classy yet sporty look inside and out."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Acura TSX)

"better looking than the new Acuras"

RICHARD T., NJ (2012 Acura TSX)

"The style of this car is extremely appealing to me, and apparently to many others, as I have received many compliments. It's a sleek and sporty wagon, and there are very few on the market like it."

TOBY B., CA (2012 Acura TSX)

"Very nice looking car inside and out with the Sport Edition extras."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Acura TSX)

"I like the look of the 2012 model-traditional as noted"

ALEX T., NJ (2012 Acura TSX)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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