Acura has priced the 2012 TSX sedan and wagon, including the one we're most interested in, the new TSX Special Edition. Visual changes on the SE include a revised body kit and 17-inch alloys with a polished finish against a dark gray background. Inside, the SE gets black perforated-suede seats with red stitching and highlights.

Pricing for the 2012 TSX SE begins at $30,810* with either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual . That's just a grand more than the base TSX, which strikes us as a pretty fair deal. Order the Technology Package, which adds an upgraded audio system and navigation, and the MSRP rises to $32,910.

The aforementioned prices are for TSX models with the 201-horsepower 2.4-liter four. Upgrading to the 280-horsepower V6 (and required automatic) increases the cost of entry to $35,350, or $38,450 with the Technology Package.

Finally, wagon lovers can score the cargo-maximized TSX for $31,160 or $34,810 with all the tech goodies. All models also carry a $885 destination charge. Hit the press release after the break for the full rundown.
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Acura Announces Pricing for 2012 TSX Sports Sedan and Sport Wagon

New TSX Special Edition adds sporty appeal to the TSX line-up


Acura today announced pricing for the 2012 TSX sports sedan and Sport Wagon. Increasing $200 (or 0.6%) across the line-up, the 2012 Acura TSX continues to offer exceptional value and serves as the entry-point into the Acura brand. In addition, a new Special Edition model delivers added sportiness in the form of unique interior and exterior enhancements.

"With a sub-$30,000 starting point, the Acura TSX represents a great value for customers entering the luxury market," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "Recently named US News and World Report's Best Upscale Small Car for Families, the TSX is great for families and with a sporty new Special Edition, it now has even more appeal for youthful, performance-minded buyers."

The 2012 TSX Special Edition package consists of numerous upgrades to the exterior including a more aggressive front spoiler, rear bumper fascia and side sills, 17x7.5-inch, 5-spoke aluminum wheels with a dark grey finish and a "Special Edition" badge on the trunklid. Inside, the TSX Special Edition makes use of exclusive seating surfaces with perforated black Lux Suede® inserts and red backing. Unique red stitching and red-lighting are used throughout the interior, and aluminum pedal covers add a race-inspired look. Finally, a black headliner material replaces the standard grey headliner used on other TSX models.

Pricing for the TSX sports sedan starts at $29,810. The new TSX Special Edition, available with a close-ratio 6-speed manual or Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission, is priced at $30,810. The TSX V-6 is priced at $35,350 and a Technology package, consisting of items such as Acura's award-winning ELS audio system and hard-drive based navigation system, is available on the TSX and TSX V-6 for $3,100.

For 2012, the TSX Sport Wagon now features a compact tire repair kit that allows for a significantly larger underfloor storage area. The TSX Sport Wagon starts at $31,160 and an available Technology Package is priced at $3,650, including a power rear tailgate. Destination and Handling charges for all TSX models are unchanged at $885.

The TSX and TSX Sport Wagon go on-sale today with the new Special Edition model available at the end of the month. The TSX Special Edition makes its public debut at the Orange County International Auto Show on September 22nd.

TSX 5AT 29,810
TSX Special Edition 5AT 30,810
TSX Special Edition 6MT 30,810
TSX w/ Technology Package 5AT 32,910
TSX V-6 5AT 35,350
TSX V-6 w/ Technology Package 5AT 38,450
TSX Sport Wagon 5AT 31,160
TSX Sport Wagon w/ Technology Package 5AT 34,810

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $885.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.


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      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really like that wagon variant, it truly looks great! Wish it came with better fuel economy and a manual option, otherwise it's a nice choice in a very limited luxury wagon market!
        jessesrq
        • 3 Years Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        My TSX wagon has averaged 27 MPG in over its first 4,000 miles with a mix of city/highway driving. For just highway trips at around 75MPH the car averages 32 MPG. It's no Jetta TDI Sportwagen, but it is better than any non-hyrbid SUV.
      Kriss
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice! I'll take one in black please :D
      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      Acura is a depressing car company.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who the eff would bother paying $38,000 for a TSX?? There are so many other great cars at that price point and the TSX is seriously mediocre. No manual with the six cylinder? No thanks.
        Gilberto Cedolia
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Johnny Trailerpark
        That's exactly the problem with Acura, they don't offer much as their competitors yet demand the same prices. Their features and performance puts them more in line with VW and yet their MSRP remains closer to the premium German brands. It reminds me a lot of Alfa Romeo to an extent. The 159 is nowhere near the quality, performance of a 3 series yet they're in the same price bracket. Result: poor sales. They seem to be suffering from an identity crisis at Acura. Lexus managed to keep themselves at par with the uber-German sedans, Infinity has done well marketing their performance products like the G series, and all the while Acura has fallen by the wayside. Their SUV sales are all the have left.
          Rob
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Gilberto Cedolia
          I do not have the numbers but safe to say the majority of Acura buyers lease and in the past the high resale of honda/acura has made it attractive.. I see this changing rapidly over the next few years
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Johnny Trailerpark
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      Sack
      • 3 Years Ago
      These are very nice cars! I don't know what tou guys with nothing good to say about anything are looking at?
      Hi There Paul
      • 3 Years Ago
      Something boring this way comes. The most boring red car I've ever seen.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hi There Paul
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      Dexter Morgan
      • 3 Years Ago
      After leasing the new TL in 2009, I've regretted owning that car every single day. The powetrain is too 'rough', the transmission is archaic and the navigation system is a generation to two behind my significant other's C350. I (used to) consider myself a Honda loyalist...but their current crop of cars leaves a lot to be desired.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dexter Morgan
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      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is over priced by around 7,000. A V6 runs about 40k loaded and they offer it with that interior? No wonder the sales are falling at Acura..May as well just buy the Civic if you have to have a C segment Honda product.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob
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          Rob
          • 3 Years Ago
          none:@ The TSX is closer to a Civic than an Accord in the North American market. The TL is closer to the North American Accord. I fail to see how this is B.S and last time I checked there is no model in between the Civic and Accord. The TSX is similar to the european Accord which is smaller and different than the Accord that is sold in North America
        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob
        False, a V6 does not run $40,000 loaded. You might want to price one out before you start spouting off BS stats. There is only ONE option and it is $38K loaded, and they can be had for less.
          Rob
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          $39,335 is "around 40,000" so learn how to add before you put down my stats.
          Rob
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          edmunds has the tmv in the 37k range on the 2011 model..sure you can get the price down more but it is still a very overpriced car for what you get. If you think it is a wonderful deal then go buy one
      untitledfolder
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is definitely a brigade of honday paid fanboys downvoting every negative Honda comment almost to the exact same amount of votes (around -8 to -11). Face it, this car doesn't compete. Honda has lost their mojo to focus groups and marketing majors.
      Mundotaku
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am sorry, but for 32,000 I prefer to buy any German car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mundotaku
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      Chase
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll take a Regal GS for $35k thanks
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Chase
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        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Chase
        I'll take the TSX.
          Dexter Morgan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          I'll take the Regal GS
          slip_angle
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          Regal is fine if you don't want a manual, but GM is yet to put serious effort into shifter or clutch feel. I believe the TSX is a good bit lighter too.
      TheDarkKnight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kind of like washed up celebrities, maybe if we all stop paying attention they will slip of into obscurity and we will hear a news report about them months later. "In todays news, ACURA(the brand that used to be great) was found dead in an unnamed hotel room closet. Authorities have issued a statement that at the scene of ACURAs death there was trace evidence of apparent arrogance, terrible designs and complete blindness to what was going on around them in the automotive marketplace. In addition, it is also noted that ACURAs main cause of death was caused by it being run into the ground by not talent washed up hacks. Memorial services are said to be held in Japan!" "wait a second, nobody likes ACURA in Japan either!"
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