2008 Acura TSX  -  $28,950


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $28,950
Base Invoice: $26,692
Destination Charge: $760
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 19 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: Manual
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD, magnesium alloy case
Engine: 2.4L DOHC PGM-FI 16-valve i-VTEC 4-cyl engine

Pros

Fun to drive; nimble handling; reliable.


Model Highlights

The 2008 TSX is the Acura uses a 2.4L engine to drive the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic. Thanks to double-overhead camshafts, four-valves-per-cylinder, and adjustable VTEC camshaft timing, this four-cylinder engine makes a potent 205 horsepower and a respectable 164 lb-ft of torque. There is a good amount of low-end torque and a rip-snorting top-end rush that makes this powerplant feel larger than it actually is.

The manual transmission has a short throw and the action is remarkably direct for a front-wheel drive vehicle. The TSX's four-wheel disc brakes offer wonderful stopping power, and the ABS circuitry come in handy when gravel or other road debris appears mid-corner. With standard traction control and vehicle stability assist, the TSX swings through corners with precision.

The TSX cockpit is a showcase for Acura. The DVD-based optional navigation system is not only one the easiest to use on the market (with or without the voice recognition), it is also one of the best integrated. The leather steering wheel is the perfect size and it holds both audio and cruise controls. The 360-watt sound system is terrific as well. Every TSX comes with front, side and curtain air bags. A remote keyless entry system is very handy.


Model News

The Acura TSX remains unchanged for 2008, with the only notable addition being an MP3-compatabile audio system.


Value Writeup

Acura has done a marvelous job of blending a fun-to-drive vehicle with a practical compact sedan for their entry-level 2008 TSX. Its wide grille and modern headlights provide a distinct look that is consistent with Acura's design motifs. The TSX's low base price belies its well-equipped nature, with such standard features as xenon headlights, heated exterior mirrors, XM satellite radio, and dual-zone automatic climate control.


Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
324.90 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
478.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
PGM-FI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 7000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.76

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.4 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
91 ft³

Front Head Room
37.8 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.4 in

Front Hip Room
54.4 in

Second Head Room
37.3 in

Second Leg Room
34.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.5 in

Second Hip Room
54.4 in

Wheelbase
105.1 in

Length, Overall
183.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.4 in

Height, Overall
57.3 in

Track Width, Front
59.6 in

Track Width, Rear
59.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.2 in

Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3257 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.00 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.59 in

Front Tire Size
P215/50VR17

Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR17

Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16

Front Wheel Size
17" x 7" in

Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7" in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Variable Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.1 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V174000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 27, 2010

Component
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Potential Number of Units Affected
167255

Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2008 ACURA TSX PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 25, 2002 AND FEBRUARY 13, 2008. PROLONGED HIGH UNDER HOOD TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE THE POWER STEERING HOSE TO DETERIORATE PREMATURELY AND MAY CAUSE THE HOSE TO CRACK AND LEAK POWER STEERING OIL.

Consequence
OIL LEAKING ONTO A HOT EXHAUST PIPE WILL GENERATE SMOKE AND A BURNING SMELL, AND COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN AN UNDER HOOD FIRE.

HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 28, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ACURA CLIENT SERVICES AT 1-800-382-2238.

HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R35. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V093000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 15, 2013

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
76,253

Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Acura TSX vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In states that use corrosive materials for deicing, driver's footwear may bring in materials that saturate the vehicle's carpeting, which is in contact with the vehicle's engine Electronic Control Unit (ECU). As a result, the ECU case may experience rust or corrosion. This damage may potentially cause the engine to stall.

Consequence
A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners and Acura dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any damaged ECU, free of charge. All vehicles will have a waterproof cover installed onto the ECU, free of charge. The recall began during April 2013. Owners may contact Acura Client Relations at 1-800-382-2238 and select option 4 or go to www.recalls.acura.com.

Honda's recall campaign numbers are S86. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC PGM-FI 16-valve i-VTEC 4-cyl engine

Drive-by-wire throttle system

6-speed manual transmission w/OD, magnesium alloy case

Vehicle stability assist (VSA) w/traction control

Front wheel drive

Independent double wishbone front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

P215/50VR17 all-season tires

17" x 7" alloy wheels

Compact spare

Torque-sensing variable pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Integrated dual outlet exhaust

Pwr moonroof w/tilt & key-off operation

Front/rear body-color bumpers

Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto-off

Fog lights

Dual heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

Heat-rejecting green-tinted safety glass

Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wiper

Body color door handles w/chrome trim

8-way pwr driver/4-way pwr passenger heated bucket seats w/driver side adjustable lumbar support

Perforated leather seats trim

Locking 60/40 split fold-down rear seat

Adjustable front & rear outboard headrests

Front center console w/adjustable armrest, storage compartments, coin holders

Rear-seat center armrest

Carpeted front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/remote cruise & audio controls, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

Theft-deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

LED backlit gauges w/progressive illumination

Dual trip meters

Exterior temp indicator

Multi-info display

Maintenance interval reminder

Tire pressure monitoring system w/location indicators

HandsFreeLink Bluetooth wireless telephone interface

Pwr windows-inc: driver auto up/down w/auto-reverse, key-off operation

Pwr door locks w/key-operated windows up/down feature

Remote keyless entry w/window controls

HomeLink remote control system

Remote trunk/fuel door release

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Rear window defroster w/timer

Front side window defroster

AM/FM sound system w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (8) speakers, 360 watts

XM satellite radio *Available in 48 contiguous United States* *Free for the first 90 days*

Integrated glass antenna

Locking glove compartment w/light

Dual front & rear cup holders

(2) accessory pwr outlets

Titanium finish or wood grained interior trim

Front door storage compartments

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Driver & front passenger visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Overhead sunglass holder

Ambient cabin lighting

Overhead map lights

Aluminum gearshift knob

Driver & front passenger seatback pockets

Cargo area light

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Driver & front passenger dual stage front air bags

Driver & front passenger side airbags w/passenger position sensors

Front/rear side curtain airbags

3-point front/rear seat belts w/front height adjustment, load limiters, pretensioners

LATCH child seat mounting system

Child proof rear door locks

Vehicle stability assist (VSA) w/traction control

Collapsible steering column

Side-impact door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

 
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