Small luxury car: Acura TSX

5 small, eco-friendly luxury cars
Acura TSX
  • Acura TSX

  • Starting price: $30,010
  • Fuel economy: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway (automatic transmission)
  • Engine specifications: 2.4 liter, four cylinder

The Acura TSX's gas mileage caught the attention of Kelley Blue Book. It says, "The TSX delivers an exceptional balance between ride comfort and road handling, and returns fuel economy figures rivaling some economy cars."

Both the standard and sports-wagon models of the TSX earned IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick honors. Standard safety equipment on the base Acura TSX model includes six air bags, a four-wheel anti-lock brake system with brake assist, steering control, and electronic brake distribution. The latter system detects emergency braking by monitoring the speed at which the brake pedal is depressed and ensuring the ABS system is activated.

The compact luxury car is roomy enough for the driver and front passenger, but the small second row may be more ideal for children than for teens and adults. The Acura TSX offers a USB audio interface, a seven-speaker audio system, MP3-compatible CD player and key remote functionality.

The Acura TSX is backed by a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty plan.



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