Acura tsx wagon

Awards and recognition

  • 2008 Wheels Car of the Year award winner.
  • 2009 Car of the Year Finalist, Motor Trend.
  • Ranked best resale value in the Sedan category in CNN’s «Best Resale Value Cars» article on November 29, 2006.
  • The Acura TSX was on Car and Driver’s Ten Best list in its first three years of production (2004–2006).
  • Top-Value Car of 2004 in the Category: Sedan under $35,000 from SmartMoney.com.
  • It has received the «Frontal Five Star Rating» from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s frontal crash tests.
  • «Best Pick» in a Frontal Impact from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • In November 2004, the TSX earned Consumer Reports’ «Recommended» mark; in addition they named the car «Best Overall» in tests of four sporty sedans. In April 2007, the magazine rated the used TSX a «Good Bet.»
  • In the IIHS crash tests, the 2nd generation TSX received Good overall marks in both front and side impact crash tests and the Good score in all 14 measured categories. The IIHS gave the TSX its «Best Pick» accolade.
  • Car of the year in South Africa, 2009[citation needed]
  • Best upscale small car for families 2011, US news and world report.
  • AutoPacific’s most ideal midsized luxury car, 2012

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Acura TSX 4-door

The Acura TSX was redesigned for the 2009 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of .

The frontal crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the TSX, known as the TSX Sport Wagon, beginning with 2011 models.

Overall evaluation G
Structure and safety cage G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck G
Chest G
Leg/foot, left G
Leg/foot, right G
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics G

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0804
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 8
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)
Right (cm)
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)
Rearward (cm)
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0804
Head
HIC-15 160
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force — left (kN) 0.9
Femur force — right (kN) 0.8
Knee displacement — left (mm)
Knee displacement — right (mm)
Maximum tibia index — left 0.26
Maximum tibia index — right 0.46
Tibia axial force — left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force — right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 63
Right 56

Racing

Realtime Racing prepares a factory TSX to compete in the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GTS class. The factory TSX is refashioned to be stiffer and lighter, and includes motor work with raised compression, and a custom built sequential transmission.
Acura won the Manufacturer’s Championship for the Touring class in 2005 with the RTR TSX, as well as the Driver’s Championship for Peter Cunningham. Acura returned in 2006 and won the Manufacturers’ Championship of the Speed World Challenge Touring Car class for the second year in a row, running both RSXs and TSXs. TSX drivers finished in 3rd and 4th in the Drivers’ Championship.
More success followed as Pierre Kleinubing won the Championship in 2007, and Peter Cunningham took it in 2008.
Driving for RTR in 2009 is Peter Cunningham, Pierre Kleinubing, Toby Grahovic, Kuno Wittmer, and Jeff Courtney.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2011-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Acura TSX 4-door

The Acura TSX was redesigned for the 2009 model year. The small overlap front test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the TSX, known as the TSX Sport Wagon, beginning with 2011 models.

Two tests of the TSX were conducted because the onboard (car interior) cameras failed during the first test. Also in the first test, the driver side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed, but they did not in the second test. Honda subsequently provided data showing that the side airbags are close to their deployment threshold under the small overlap test conditions. The restraints and dummy kinematics rating is based on the second test. Injury and structural ratings are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation M
Structure and safety cage M
Driver injury measures
Head/neck G
Chest G
Hip/thigh G
Lower leg/foot P
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics In the second test, the dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. The side curtain airbag did not deploy, also leaving the dummy’s head vulnerable to contact with side structure and outside objects. A

Action shot taken during the second of two small overlap frontal crash tests.

The dummy’s position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel indicates that the driver’s survival space was not maintained well (second test without side airbag deployment).

In the second test, the dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but then slid off the left side as the steering column moved to the right. The side curtain airbag did not deploy.

Intrusion by the door hinge pillar and instrument panel contributed to a high risk of injury to the dummy’s left lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1202 CEN1213
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 25 21
Footrest (cm) 13 11
Left toepan (cm) 4 6
Brake pedal (cm) 6 9
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 5 5
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2 5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 12 15
Upper dash (cm) 14 16
Lower instrument panel (cm) 18 15

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1202 CEN1213
Head
HIC-15 77 116
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12 8
Maximum Nij 0.23 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27 28
Femur (kN)
Left 3.7 3.0
Right 0.6 2.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 4 15
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.31 1.21
Right 0.38 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.3 3.2
Right 1.7 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 71 58
Right 55 60

First generation (CL9; 2003)

First generation (CL9)

2006–2008 Acura TSX

Overview
Also called Honda Accord (Japan and Europe)
Production 2003–2008
Model years 2004–2008
Assembly Sayama, Japan
Designer Kunihiko Tachibana, Hiroshi Ishibani (2000)
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Powertrain
Engine 205 hp (153 kW) at 7000 rpm and 164 lb⋅ft (222 N⋅m) at 4500 rpm I4
Transmission 5-speed automatic6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 105.1 in (2,670 mm)
Length 183.3 in (4,656 mm)
Width 69.4 in (1,763 mm)
Height 57.3 in (1,455 mm)
Curb weight 3,318 lb (1,505 kg)

Overview

2004-2005 Acura TSX

The Acura TSX was introduced at the as a production model. The 2004 model year TSX’s powertrain consisted of a 2.4-litre inline four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission (which featured a special casing, to reduce weight), and a front wheel drive layout. A five-speed automatic transmission was a no-cost option in the U.S. based on MSRP; however, such was not the case in Canada.

In 2006, the TSX was updated with slight tweaks to the engine (adding 5 hp); a sportier exterior styling featuring a slightly new front and rear treatment, standard side skirts, and standard, integral fog lights; and restyled wheels.

In 2007, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and an improved electronic rear view mirror were added, and the 2008 model year brought a new color option.

Interior

2004-2005 Acura TSX

2005 was the second year of the TSX and Acura updated it with XM Satellite Radio, a four-way power passenger seat and illuminated the steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls. Along with the slight tweaks to the engine in 2006, interior tech features were also added, including a Multi-information Display (MID) in the instrument panel, and luxury features such as a two-position memory for the driver’s seat adjustments which adjusted according to which of two keys were being used, auxiliary MP3 player input and Bluetooth-compatible HandsFreeLink (for cellular phones). The Bluetooth HandsFreeLink system operates through voice control, where the user speaks when the HandsFreeLink button is pressed. Six different phones can be paired up to the HandsFreeLink system.

Safety

In testing conducted by the United States-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Acura TSX received an overall rating of «Good» for frontal offset testing, an overall rating of «Poor» rear crash protection, and an overall rating of «Acceptable» for side impact testing.

Engine

The engine used in the TSX was related to the engine in the Honda Accord (7th generation), the Honda CR-V, and the Honda Element. The K24A2 featured intelligent variable valve timing (i-VTEC) and produced 200 hp (149 kW) in this iteration. Another feature of the i-VTEC system on the TSX and RSX-s was that, unlike other Honda K-series motors, variable timing was used on both the intake and exhaust cams in its three rocker design.

For the 2006 model year, the was updated to produce 205 hp (153 kW). The diameter of the throttle body and intake valves were slightly increased, along with the cam duration and valve lift.

Side

Rating applies to 2011-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Acura TSX 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted side torso airbags

The Acura TSX was redesigned for the 2009 model year. The side impact crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the TSX, known as the TSX Sport Wagon, beginning with 2011 models.

Overall evaluation G
Structure and safety cage G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck G
Torso G
Pelvis/leg G
Driver head protection G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck G
Torso G
Pelvis/leg G
Rear passenger head protection G

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy’s head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0826
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver’s seat (cm) -12.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0826
Head HIC-15 345
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 44
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.51
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.1
Combined force (kN) 4.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 126
A-P moment (Nm) 43

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0826
Head HIC-15 244
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 39
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.13
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.61
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 119
A-P moment (Nm) -43
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