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2010 Acura TSX review - prices, pictures, specs and videos

2010 Acura TSX Price Range: $29,310 - $37,950 (MSRP)
2010 Acura TSX Summary:
1. The TSX is powered by a 201hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder that gets 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
2. The TSX is front wheel drive and offered with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
3. At $29,160 to start, the TSX is $4,440 less than a base BMW 3-Series and $4,090 less than a base Infiniti G37 Sedan.

For $29,310 you have the choice between a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission; power, heated, leather sport seats, a 360-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound system, USB Audio Interface with iPod integration, Bluetooth audio, Bluetooth wireless telephone interface, dual-zone automatic climate control system, steering wheel-mounted controls, LED backlit gauges, trip computer, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, and 12-volt outlets scattered about the cabin.

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Basic: 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain: 6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion: 5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance: 4 Years/50,000 Miles

2010 Acura TSX Specifications:

Engines and Transmissions

The second-generation TSX is offered with only a single motor choice. The entry-level powerplant is an all-aluminum DOHC i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine, delivering 201 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque from 2.4 liters.

The new I4 is capable of producing more power across a wider powerband, plus it offers more torque in the critical middle range. Along with improved performance, it is also cleaner as it now meeting the EPA’s aggressive Tier 2-Bin 5 and CARB LEV II Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) standards for the first time in TSX history.

Two transmissions are available, neither at an increased cost over the other. Customers can chose between a six-speed close-ratio manual or a five-speed automatic with a SportShift manual mode, accessible via optional paddle shifters.

Estimated fuel mileage is 21/30/24 mpg (city/highway/combined) for the automatic and 20/28/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) for the manual.

Body and Chassis

The TSX grew overall in overall dimensions for the 2009 model year. It has gained 3.0 inches in overall width, 2.6 inches in track, 1.3 inches in wheelbase, and 2.4 inches in overall length. Acura says these changes result in more interior room and improved ride quality.

The automaker also made several improvements to the construction of the body, resulting in improved stiffness and increased quietness. A closed-channel cross-braced roof structure and stronger rear bulkhead reduce vibration. New A-, B- and C-pillar separators also improve quietness over rough roads and at high speed. Outward visibility is also improved by the slimmer A-pillar design.

Overall aerodynamics have been enhanced, thanks to a new shape and improved underbody airflow.

Another first for Acura are the TSX’s new dual-mode suspension dampers, which adjust compression damping characteristics to suit the vehicle speed, cornering forces and road surface.


The TSX has a number of new standard and optional technologies. Bluetooth connectivity is standard and now includes a HandsFreeLink cellular telephone interface.

Other standard features include a power passenger seat, a new folding key with remote entry, new automatic headlight activation, a premium 7-speaker sound system with CD, AM/FM/XM, and USB port music interface. A HomeLink remote control system is also standard.

The Technology Package comes with a 10-speaker premium sound system tuned by Elliot Scheiner, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, AcuraLink Real-time traffic, AcuraLink weather, and the highly useful AcuraLink Satellite Communication System. The navigation system also features Real-time traffic covering 76 major metropolitan markets, and offers Traffic Rerouting with dynamic route guidance to help navigate around slow-downs.


The car comes with six airbags, three-point seatbelts and head restraints in all seating positions, and front seatbelt load limiters with an integrated automatic tensioning system.

A new Active Headrest Restrain System is used for the first time on the TSX, while the rear seat features the LATCH anchor system for child seats.

Particular attention has been paid to the front of the car, where the new “Advanced Compatibility Engineering” body structure is configured to absorb impacts from a wider variety of bumper heights and types. Meanwhile, the deformable hood helps prevent pedestrian injury.

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