2013 Acura TSX

September 18th, 2013 | Comments Closed | Acura

The 2013 Acura TSX is a luxury model entry level compact offered in the sedan and Sport Wagon body styles. Standard equipment for both the 2013 Acura TSXsedan and 2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon includes alloy wheels 17 inches, automatic xenon headlights, fog lights, heated outside mirrors, sunroof, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, trip leather, heated front seats, eight way power driver seat with -way memory options, a seat four-way power passenger seat, column tilt and telescopic steering an auto-dimming rearview mirror and 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks. Electronics include Bluetooth and an audio system with seven-speaker CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and a USB port.

The 2013 Acura TSX Sedan can also be had with a V6 engine, an update that also brings alloy wheels of 18 inches, a stiffer suspension and a characteristic of the road-noise-canceling system for audio. A Special Edition package, only offered on the four-cylinder sedan, make a spoiler more aggressive-looking front, a unique rear bumper fascia and side sills and wheel treatments. Inside, the package adds faux suede insert seats, red interior stitching, cabin lighting red, aluminum pedals, bright silver roof elements and a black trim. The optional Technology package adds a rearview camera, voice recognition,  navigation system,  and an 10-speaker Acura / ELS Surround audio system sound quality. This package in the car also includes a power liftgate.

2013 Acura TSX Interior

Inside the 2013 Acura TSX will find a nice design done in soft-touch materials of high quality. At first, the board seems to be covered by an indecipherable mass of buttons, but with a little time, the use of these controls becomes quite intuitive. The optional navigation system, on the other hand, is easy to use from the first encounter. The 2013 Acura TSX ELS premium audio system available is another option that can be recommended wholeheartedly. The cabin of the sedan offers a lot of space, especially when compared to competitors like the Lexus IS 250 At only 12.6 cubic feet, the trunk of the sedan is a bit small, though. Cargo Sport Wagon is another story, with a generous 61 cubic feet of space.

2013 Acura TSX Engine

The 2013 Acura TSX sedan is available with a choice of two engines. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder delivers 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque (172 lb-ft when equipped with the manual transmission), while the 3.5-liter V6 produces 280 horsepower and 254 lb-ft. The 2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon is available only with the four-cylinder. The 5-speed automatic transmission with sport shift paddles is standard on all models, with a six-speed manual only available as an option on the four-cylinder sedan.

In testing, a manual four-cylinder 2013 Acura TSX sedan galloped to 60 mph from standstill in 7.7 seconds a little remarkable. The automatic sedan and Sport Wagon both published 0-60 times were around a second slower. The V6, on other hand, posted a competitive 0-60 time of 6.4 seconds. Estimated fuel for the TSX sedan with four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission are 22 mpg city / 31 mpg highway and 26 combined; with manual gearbox of the numbers fall to 21/29/24. The car reaches 22/30/25, while the V6-powered sedan comes in 19/28/23.

2013 Acura TSX Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2013 Acura TSX includes anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, the active front headrests, side airbags in the front seats and full-length side curtain airbags. In braking tests, both versions of four and six-cylinder TSX stopped from 60 mph in 133 feet; comparable sport sedans we’ve tested have braking distances are an important 10 to 15 feet shorter.

2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

In crash tests conducted by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2013 Acura TSX earned a rating of “Good” in both frontal-offset and side impact tests.