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GREEN | 7 out of 10
21/29 mpg (base sedan, manual); 22/31 (base sedan, automatic); 19/29 (V-6)
22/30 mpg (Sport Wagon)
fuel economy is 'quite favorable'
Car and Driver
Now that fuel economy is on almost everyone's radar, the inline-Four power is probably less of a sales impediment too.
The 2012 Acura TSX does a good job in straddling several purposes, ranging from sensible family commuter to sport sedan; and considering its broad focus, it's a reasonably green choice.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the TSX Wagon at 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway; the sedan earns ratings of 21/29 mpg for the four-cylinder manual, while the automatic boasts 21/31 mpg.
Go for the V-6, and you won't end up paying much more for gas sedan still is rated at a fairly strong 22/30 mpg. It’s an especially good showing, considering the extra 79 horsepower on tap.
And that leads us back to the four. While we've seen better real-world numbers with the four than with the V-6, it's worth pointing out that a wide range of (larger) mid-size sedans now get better ratings than the TSX--so some shoppers might be a bit disappointed. The diesel version of the TSX that had been in the works was canceled, and there's no hybrid option.
The 2012 Acura TSX gets good mileage if you consider it a sport sedan, but unimpressive mileage if you see it as a luxury or mid-size one.