The sporty 2010 Acura TSX is a muscular sedan that offers you slick styling, spirited performance and efficient design. Carrying over its 2009 comprehensive redesign, the new TSX handles better than ever with its electric-powered steering system. 2 powertrain choices are available. The base trim features a 2.4L 201hp (@ 7000 RPM) 172 lb-ft (@ 4300 RPM) inline 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. There’s also an all-new 3.5L 280hp (6200 RPM) 254 lb-ft (5000 RPM) V6 engine available that”s mated to a 5-speed SportShift automatic gearbox. Both versions are able to carry 850 pounds and tow up to 1000 pounds. The new TSX is available only as a front wheel driven vehicle.
The Acura TSX 2010 retails for prices between $29,310 and $34,850. Competition is seen from the BMW 328, Buick Lucerne, Ford Taurus and Volvo S40. EPA estimations for fuel economy are reported at 20/28 MPG city/rural and the TSX presents a long list of both standard and optional features for safety, comfort and convenience. Some of the stock safety features include:
4-wheel ABS for even brake pressure modulation;
Electronic stability control automatically reduces power and applies selected brakes;
Front, side and overhead airbags;
Automatic seatbelt pretensioners;
Active anti whiplash head restraints;
The NHTSA has awarded the 2010 TSX Acura 5 of 5 crash test stars available for driver and passenger-side frontal crash tests. With a gross weight of 4395 pounds, the TSX is well balanced and rolls with confidence. Exterior dimensions measure 185.6 x 72.4 x 56.6 inches in length, width and height. It clears the ground by 4.3 inches and has a wheelbase of 106.4. On the inside, you will find 38 inches of headroom, 58 inches of shoulder room, 56 inches of shoulder room and 42.4 inches of legroom for frontal passengers. A rather limited 12.6 cubic feet of luggage capacity is found in the trunk. Standard seating comfortably fits 5 adults.
The optional Technology Package for the 2010 Acura TSX is a very popular consumer choice. It adds voice activated navigation, a rearview camera parking assist system, an upgraded climate control system and premium audio upgrades as well. The TSX is also available with OnStar Automatic Crash Response, single button push Emergency Assistance, Remote Ignition Block, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Door Unlock, turn by turn navigation and vehicle diagnostics. Overall, the TSX is one of the finest automobiles available anywhere. Acura engineers have paid attention to what consumers are demanding and have overdelivered when compared to the majority of their competition. Take a 2010 TSX for a test spin today and get to know the true appeal of Acura cars.