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Despite the TSX sedan being a top choice in its class, Acura has not rested on its laurels, as a host of major updates have been made for 2011. Topping the list, the TSX sedan receives a freshened exterior look along with a wide array of new features and technology-- with particular attention being paid to further improving quality and cabin quietness. In addition, significant improvements have been made to both the 2.4L I-4 and 3.5L V-6 engines that yield improved fuel efficiency, lower emissions and longer engine life.

"The 2011 TSX offers even better looks, more owner relevant technology and class-leading fuel economy," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "In short, the best entry luxury car just got better."

Acura's philosophy of smart luxury is well evidenced by the combination of great looks, a luxury interior available with a wide variety of technology features, and excellent safety-- all for an exceptional level of value. Thanks to this great mix of attributes, the TSX has the largest percentage of buyers under 30 among all luxury sedans and has remained the volume leader within its segment according to Global Insight.

Exterior
On the outside, the 2011 TSX receives a new front fascia, revised chin spoiler, new fog light garnish assembly and an updated grill. The updated front end teams with new underbody panels to improve aerodynamics. At the rear, revised taillights and an updated rear license plate garnish add more visual appeal for the TSX.

The standard 17-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels for the 2.4L 4-cylinder model are more cutting edge as they now incorporate a machined lip on the face of the spokes, and the split 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum wheels remain standard with the 3.5L V-6 model.

Interior
Inside, the 2011 TSX receives a host of visual upgrades in the form of revised styling for the center console, darker trim pieces, brightly finished door handles, an updated parking brake handle and new garnishes for the steering wheel. In addition, new is contrasting-color stitching for the leather seats, door armrests and center console. Rear seat occupants will enjoy added comfort thanks to the addition of heating/cooling vents mounted at the rear of the center console.

Acura is known for its outstanding array of user relevant technology, and the 2011 TSX further expands on this concept. New for 2011, the TSX with available Technology Package now includes an LED backlit full VGA navigation screen (that generates 400-percent better resolution than before), improved navigation system functions (faster performance, improved search ability and expanded map coverage), Song By Voice™ (SBV) user interface, a 60-gigabyte hard disk drive (HDD) system, and the ability to download 15-gigabytes of personal music to the HDD system. Now with the ability to store more than 3,500 songs*, there is no longer a need to carry around bulky CDs.

Acura has always put much emphasis on building an interior that is exceptionally quiet, and for 2011 the TSX has even greater cabin serenity thanks to items such as a new acoustic glass front windshield, even thicker side glass, increased use of sound-deadening insulation, improved floor mats and new underfloor covers.

Drivetrain
The 2011 TSX sedan remains fun to drive thanks to two powerful engine choices with class-leading fuel efficiency; a spirited 2.4L inline four cylinder engine and a torquey 3.5L V-6. For 2011, both engines receive numerous improvements to reduce internal operating friction which help improve fuel economy, lower carbon dioxide (CO2) output and increase engine life.

As a result, the friction reduction measures are a significant element to improve fuel economy as evidenced by improvements in city, highway and combined fuel economy for both the 2.4L I-4 and the 3.5L V-6.
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2011 TSX EPA estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy ratings**
TSX model 	EPA rating 	strong>Improvement  (versus 2010 model)
2.4L I-4 (5AT) 	22/31/26 mpg 	+1 city, +1 highway, +1 combined
2.4L I-4 (6MT) 	21/29/24 mpg 	+1 city, +1 highway, +1 combined
3.5L V-6 (5AT) 	19/28/23 mpg 	+1 city, +1 highway, +2 combined
New automatic transmission programming helps maximize the engine output by allowing for Shift Hold Control during cornering along with "smart shift" functionality that allows for semi-manual operation when in Drive-- not just when in Sport Mode. In addition, the Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission now features a fluid warmer that helps improve shift quality, transmission durability and engine fuel economy for TSX owners who live in colder climates.

Pricing
On sale at Acura dealerships on November 23, the 2011 TSX with 2.4L I-4 engine will have an MSRP of $29,610 for both manual and automatic transmission models. Equipped with the available Technology package, the MSRP will be $32,710. The TSX with 3.5L V-6 engine will have an MSRP of $35,150, or $38,250 when equipped with the Technology Package.

Acura
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 270 dealers within the United States. The 2011 Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sports sedan, the turbocharged RDX luxury crossover SUV, the award-winning MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.

Along with every new Acura, the 2011 TSX is covered by a comprehensive 4-year/50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and a 6-year/70,000 miles powertrain limited warranty. Additional benefits of ownership include Acura Total Luxury Care® (TLC®), which provides free 24-hour roadside assistance, concierge service and trip routing.

For more information about Acura vehicles, please visit Acura.com ? Official Home of Acura Cars and SUVs. For additional media information, please go to Acura Media Newsroom - Headlines.

*Approximate capacity based on an average size of 4.0 MB per song at a 128kbps bitrate

**Based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle

 

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Damn that's a lot of improvements to an already great car! That fuel economy is nice on the highway. I wonder if the car has gained any minimal amounts of weight from the enhanced sound insulation.
 

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not bad..but can do better. throw in 6spd auto!
 

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better wheels would be nice instead of just adding a lip to the current one haha but that chrome strip on the trunk lid looks good
 

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i just finished reading and got all excited for "new front fascia" and "updated grille", but then looked at the new pictures and its still the damn fugly beak grille, just slimmer.
 

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Still no 6 speed manual option with the V6? That's extremely disappointing to me! I guess I'll keep waiting.
 

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Nice upgrade overall for a MMC (big things like 6sp I would not expect till the FMC) ... glad to see Honda/Acura has been taking EPAs seriously. They have obviously heard the complaints about the interior door handles but I am not so sure that this will solve that issue.

The wood trim looks to be standard only on the wagon.

The grille looks basically the same to my untrained eye, altho I like the new black bars vs the old brick layout, I like the old guillotine blade more as it was more pronounced on the sides.

They still love to slap a chrome trim on the trunk during the MMC but this one looks tacked on unlike the Civic which there was clearly a space left for it from the beginning.

Hopefully this will keep their sales up ....
 

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im suprised the V6 only eats 1 less mpg compared to the 4 cylinders, theyre only 200 HP but eats as much gas as the overpowered V6 280 HP.
That is if you compare the auto v6 to the manual i4. If you compare the auto in both there is a 3 mpg difference. If they put in the 6 speed auto I bet they could raise both @ least 1 more but I guess we have to wait for the 2014 FMC.
 

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^i dont think so, whcih dealer does that?!
 

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To me,the only diffirences are the new fog lights,and chrome strip on the trunk.

Looks good,but then the TSX has ALWAYS been a stunning looking car,better IMHO than all of its competitors.

Should keep iT fresh for the next 3 years,when the third generation TSX/Accord Euro debuts.
 

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I wishhhh our cars had the technology such as the navi and hard drive system that the newer ones have, I still have to say the CL platform is more rigid, funner, and sporty. The new one is nice but bulky.
 

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Not feeling the new pink-ish lights @ all ... should have left them white ...
 

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LEDs

I doubt that the TSX & RDX will get LEDs ... @ least not until Infiniti is not the only luxury brand offering them on every vehicle. If Lexus can still sell a bunch of ES350s w/out them (I think that the new RX350 has LEDs now) Acura has no real incentive ... plus it helps differentiate them from the upper level TL & MDX. A good compromise, however, is to offer them on the top-of-the-line variant such as the v6 w/ Tech.

The 2011 model is now up on www.acura.com.

Here are some comparo photos from AutoSpies:




 
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