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The 2013 Acura
When man and machine connect,
the extraordinary happens.
It’s almost intangible. That feeling of pushing a button and having the
machine react immediately, instinctively – like an extension of you. We get
to this feeling by eliminating excess in pursuit of intuitive, human-focused
technology. We get to it through engineering that doesn’t choose between
form and function. The result is a vehicle that delivers performance and
efficiency. One that takes luxurious technology and wraps it in sophisticated
style. One that elevates not only driver enjoyment, but driver ability.
This is the extraordinary. This is the Acura TSX.
Man. Machine. Connect.
This is the future of Acura.
NSX Concept
20 13 TSX
Inspiration for a new generation.
Aggressive, agile and always ready to perform.
The 2013 TSX is a sport sedan you’ll truly connect with.
With a bold exterior, a refined interior and
race-inspired engineering throughout, the TSX not only
empowers a new generation of Acura drivers –
it inspires them with every drive.
i-VTEC® Engine
Horsepower and Torque
V6 Engine
Sequential SportShift® Automatic with
Paddle Shifters
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System™
Harness all the horsepower you can handle with
Inside the compact 2.4-litre, 16-valve, DOHC,
Available with the TSX V6 Package, the 3.5-litre,
Standard on V6 models, and available on other
The Drive-by-Wire Throttle System utilizes highly
the TSX’s intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift
i-VTEC engine, you’ll discover more than just
24-valve VTEC® V6 engine produces
TSX trim levels, is the thrill of up-and-down gear
sophisticated and efficient electronic sensors
Electronic Control (i-VTEC) engine. Race-inspired
201 horsepower and experience more than just
280 horsepower at 6200 rpm, 252 lb.-ft. of torque
shifting courtesy of real race-inspired paddle-
to provide continuous engine power. Based on
to its innovative core, the advanced i-VTEC engine
172 lb.-ft. of robust torque. You’ll learn how
at 5000 rpm and a driving experience that will
shifting controls. You’ll find the paddle-shifting
your driving demands, the system measures
features a dual-cam profile on a single shaft to
driving a low-emission vehicle with a Tier 2 Bin 5
stay with you throughout the whole day.
controls instinctively mounted just behind the
acceleration, engine rpm and road speed to allow
electronically regulate the cam profiles, valve
rating doesn’t have to come at the expense of
leather-wrapped steering wheel. And you’ll
for the optimal engine throttle opening. The result
lifts and opening durations for maximum engine
power. You’ll feel the kind of exhilaration that
find them to be the perfect high-performance
is smoother, more powerful engine response
response and fuel efficiency. In short, it’s aggressive
comes from lap after lap of engineering
complement to the Sequential SportShift
when and where you need it.
low-end torque, inspiring high-speed horsepower
achievement through competitive motorsport
and excitement all round.
racing. And you’ll change your definition of
driving excitement forever.
6-Speed Manual Transmission
The available close-ratio 6-speed manual
transmission was developed with precisely spaced
gear ratios, allowing you to perform ultra-quick
shifting and your TSX to react to your instincts
just as quickly.
automatic transmission.
Sport-tuned Suspension
Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)
Available 18-inch Wheels
Four-wheel independent suspension with front
When it comes to maneuverability, the Electronic
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control
For performance with presence, the TSX V6
double-wishbone and rear multi-link design give
Power Steering in the TSX has you covered at any
provides you with added stability and control
model prowls on large 18-inch aluminum-alloy
the TSX its razor-sharp handling and fluid ride.
speed. From the stable, on-centre feel at highway
during acceleration, braking and cornering.
wheels that have been specifically designed to
The suspension is sport-tuned to reduce overall
speeds, to the uncompromising response in
The VSA system detects and corrects understeer
complement its aggressive exterior and ultra-
vehicle lift, dive and body roll, while enhancing
curves, to the precise handling needed to navigate
and oversteer situations and, in an instant,
sharp street style.
the vehicle’s agility and responsiveness. It all adds
city streets, EPS reacts to your every move with
electronically reduces throttle or applies braking
up to a car that can handle the most spirited of
ease so you can react to the road with confidence.
to individual wheels to compensate based on
drivers and driving conditions.
actual driving conditions.
Confidence at every turn.
A more personal connection.
U.S. model shown.
HandsFreeLink™ Connectivity
Acura Navigation System
Voice-Activated Control
Available Acura/ELS Surround®
Premium Audio System*
Bluetooth® Audio Interface
Rearview Camera‡
Program and link your Bluetooth®-enabled
With the available satellite-linked navigation
Most of the functions and features that are part
Acura’s engineers teamed with GRAMMY®
Standard in the TSX is the Bluetooth-enabled
Available with the Technology Package, the
wireless device to the HandsFreeLink interface
system, your TSX experience really does become
of the available Technology Package* can be
Award-winning sound engineer and producer
audio interface – the ultimate in wireless
rearview camera allows you to reverse with
to make, receive and transfer calls from your
more about the journey than the destination.
controlled just by the sound of your voice. Press
Elliot Scheiner to develop the Acura/ELS Surround
connectivity. Now you can bring all your favourite
confidence by showing a colour image of the
mobile phone without interruption. Provided
Pinpoint your location almost anywhere in North
the steering wheel-mounted voice control button
Premium Audio System specifically for the TSX.
music from home but leave the wires behind.
area directly behind the vehicle on your navigation
your mobile phone is located inside the cabin,
America, or get real-time driving directions by voice
to set, or adjust, the dual-zone automatic climate
After measuring the acoustic architecture inside
or moving-map display. The system is equipped
control system or explore the world of convenience
the cabin, 10 speakers* were strategically placed
with bilingual voice-recognition software,
offered through your navigation system.
to optimize the 415-watts of dynamic surround
the caller’s voice over the TSX’s audio system.
recognizing up to 600 verbal commands, so
*Available only on the Technology Package.
sound. The Premium Audio System also features
Plus, the system operates in English or French
simply ask for the most direct route, or to find
AM/FM/SiriusXM,™† MP3/WMA capability and an
and is capable of integrating up to six different
an alternate one, or even to suggest a restaurant
in-dash CD, DVD-Audio player and DTS® changer.
compatible mobile phones, meaning you can
using the Zagat Survey® ratings. And with the
The result is unprecedented audio quality and
stay in touch without having to lose your grip
available 60 GB hard disk drive (HDD) in the
clarity and perfect harmony inside your TSX.
on the wheel.
Technology Package,* you’ll find you’ll get your
*Available only on the Technology Package.
Includes a no-charge trial for 3 months, beyond which service
fees apply. Available in 10 Canadian provinces and 48 contiguous
U.S. states. See terms and conditions at
calling numbers will be displayed, your phone
will respond to voice activation and you will hear
answers at an even greater speed.
*Available only on the Technology Package.
system screen. Even if the navigation system
MP3/USB** Audio Playback
Conveniently located next to the 12-volt power
outlet in the centre console, the USB device
connector lets you plug in a variety of compatible,
portable MP3 audio players, like an iPod®, and still
control the playback volume and track selection
from your steering wheel-mounted controls.
**Only compatible with certain devices.
is turned off, the camera intuitively activates
automatically when you engage reverse.
Does not replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care
while driving.
U.S. model shown.
Sophistication for a modern generation.
Accelerated Style
Modern Fit and Finish
Advanced Seating
Dual-Zone Climate Control
Next-generation aerodynamics, design and style
With such a stylish exterior design, the TSX was
Ease yourself into the heated, tightly bolstered
Control is never an issue in the TSX, even when
meet everything the new generation of sedan
destined to have a refined interior to match. The
front seats, and you’ll quickly realize that the TSX
it comes to the climate. Driver and front seat
drivers want. Smooth-sculpted exterior. Flawlessly
perforated leather-trimmed interior with titanium
was designed with comfort as well as performance
passengers get separate temperature controls
chiselled lines. Sleek front and rear bumper
accents creates an air befitting an advanced
in mind. For drivers, finding the ideal seating
to ensure their individual comfort. Even under
treatments. And a modern street style that inspires
luxury sport sedan, while the leather-wrapped
position happens at the push of a button, using
changing outside conditions, the climate control
not only those who drive it, but also those
steering wheel and shift knob offer you a classic
the 8-way power-adjustable seat with lumbar
system will maintain the desired temperature level
who drive by it.
touch of sophistication. And the improved cabin
support and 2-position memory system. For the
in each zone. The available rear vents ensure that
sound insulation gives you the perfect space to
front passenger, there’s a 4-way power-adjustable
rear passengers are just as comfortable and that
reflect on your new found passion for driving.
seat. And for everyone’s convenience there’s
air is distributed evenly throughout the cabin.
a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback to easily
store whatever your next journey calls for.
Safety Through Innovation.
At Acura, Safety Through Innovation is based on the
idea that an advanced driving experience starts with
advanced safety features. This guiding principle is
reinforced through the extensive number of standard
safety features and use of innovative technologies
you’ll find in all Acura vehicles.
Six Airbags
ACE™ Body Structure
Maintenance Minder™ System
ABS with EBD
Active Head Restraints
The TSX’s six airbags are designed and positioned
The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE)
Instead of following a traditional kilometre-and-
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) helps
Moving both forward and upward, the TSX’s
to help protect all occupants inside the cabin.
body structure utilizes a high-tensile, high-
calendar maintenance schedule, your TSX follows
maintain steering control when braking hard on
active head restraints are designed to restrain
Depending on the point and force of impact, the
efficiency steel body structure to provide enhanced
your driving habits. The advanced Maintenance
wet, slippery or loose surfaces, and Electronic
head motion in the event of a rear impact and
TSX will deploy the following: dual-stage, dual-
protection from a multi-directional collision.
Minder system calculates service needs by taking
Brake-force Distribution (EBD) balances braking
minimize neck injury.
threshold front airbags (SRS) that activate at one
ACE reduces the concentrated force of a frontal
into account engine revolutions, stop-and-go
forces at each wheel to help compensate for
of two rates based on the severity of the impact;
impact by absorbing energy over a large area and
traffic experience, weather extremes and the
passenger weight distribution inside the cabin.
front side airbags with the innovative passenger-
dispersing it away from the vehicle occupants.
frequency of short trips to determine when your
Plus, there’s a Brake Assist feature that senses
side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Additionally, ACE is designed to help reduce
next service visit should be. The system also
a panic stop and applies maximum braking power
that will not release if the system detects a
occupant injuries caused in collisions between
helps coordinate oil-servicing dates and other
to help you stop quickly and safely.
small-sized or improperly positioned passenger;
vehicles of different sizes.
routine maintenance.
a transponder attached to the wheel’s valve
stem transmits the information to a receiver and
and side curtain airbags with a state-of-the-art
rollover sensor.
a warning appears on your instrument panel.
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
See the city in a brilliant new light with the TSX’s
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Correct tire pressure not only gives you a better
connection to the road, it gives you better
overall performance, fuel efficiency and safety.
Enter the advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS), which continually monitors the
air pressure in each tire. If pressure drops in any tire,
High-Intensity Discharge low-beam headlights.
Not only do HID headlights cast a brighter light
than conventional headlights, but the lenses are
also designed to produce a more precise, focused
beam to increase your ability to see what lies ahead.
And with automatic headlights and fog lights now
featured on every trim level, you’ll see more no
matter what weather conditions you’re driving in.
t SX
2.4-litre, 16-valve, DOHC, i-VTEC® 4-cylinder
201 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque – automatic transmission (AT) (optional) 170 lb.-ft. @ 4300-4500 rpm
Torque – manual transmission (MT)
172 lb.-ft. @ 4300-4400 rpm
Displacement 2354 cc
Bore and stroke 87 x 99 mm
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Multi-Point Programmed Fuel Injection system (PGM-FI®)
Electronic direct ignition system Recommended fuel Premium unleaded
Body-coloured heated power side mirrors with integrated turn indicators
Chrome door handles
Fog lights
Front splash guards
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low-beam headlights
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Integrated dual-outlet exhaust with chrome-tipped finishers
Power moonroof with tilt feature, privacy glass and sliding shade
Rear window defroster with timer
2-position driver’s seat memory
4-way power adjustment passenger’s seat
8-way power adjustment driver’s seat with manual lumbar support
60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
Aluminum shift knob (MT)
Floor mats
Heated front seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Perforated leather-trimmed interior
(Adds to TSX Premium)
5-speed automatic transmission (AT) with paddle shifters, Grade Logic Control
and lockup torque converter (standard)
Acura Navigation System with trilingual Voice Recognition,™ rearview camera,‡
wallpaper function and illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls
Acura/ELS Surround® 415-watt Premium Audio System with CD, DVD-Audio player
and DTS® changer, AM/FM/SiriusXM™†† tuner (RDS-enabled), MP3/Windows
Media® Audio compatibility, Dolby® Pro Logic™ II and 10 speakers
15 GB hard disk drive (HDD) storage (navigation and audio)
Curb weight: 1587 kg
Horsepower & Torque (SAE net, Rev. 08/04, SAE J1349)
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Automatic headlights
Blue ambient cabin lighting
Centre console armrest with storage
Driver’s and front passenger’s illuminated vanity mirrors
Driver’s and front passenger’s seatback pockets
Dual-zone automatic climate control with air-filtration system
Exterior temperature indicator
Glove-compartment light
HandsFreeLink™-bilingual Bluetooth® wireless mobile phone interface*
with steering wheel-mounted controls
HomeLink® remote system**
Illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls
Maintenance Minder™ system
Map lights
Multi-Information Display (MID)
Power door locks with key-operated windows up/down feature
Power windows with driver’s and front passenger’s auto-up/down
Rear-seat centre armrest with dual beverage holders
Rear vents
Remote entry system with panic and trunk-open features
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Curb weight – AT/MT
1580/1549 kg
Ground clearance – full-load
110 mm
Height 1440 mm
Length 4715 mm
Track – front/rear 1580/1580 mm
Wheelbase 2705 mm
Width 1840 mm
3.5-litre, 24-valve, SOHC, VTEC® 6-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 280 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 252 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm
Displacement: 3471 cc
Compression ratio: 11.2:1
18" aluminum-alloy wheels
Fuel economy (City/Hwy/Combined): 10.7/7.0/9.0 litres/100 km†
Tires: P235/45 R18 all-season
V6 badging
Curb weight: 1672 kg
5-speed automatic transmission (AT) with paddle shifters, Grade Logic Control
and lockup torque converter (Optional)
Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission (MT) with magnesium case
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System™
Front-wheel drive
17" aluminum-alloy wheels
4-wheel independent suspension, double wishbone front with multi-link rear
Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
Hydraulic gas-pressurized shock absorbers
Power-assisted, ventilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes
Tires: P225/50 R17 all-season
Cargo volume Fuel tank capacity Passenger volume 396 litres
70 litres
2677 litres
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with front pretensioners
3-point seat belts with Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
3-point seat belts with Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic
Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Active head restraints
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
Brake Assist
Childproof rear door locks
Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child-seat mounting system
Security and ECU Immobilizer Theft-Deterrent systems
Side curtain airbags
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control
Acura Premium Sound System with AM/FM/SiriusXM™†† stereo, MP3/Windows
Media® Audio capability, CD player and 7 speakers
Audio anti-theft feature
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio*
MP3/auxiliary input jack
USB device connector
Automatic transmission (City/Hwy/Combined)
Manual transmission (City/Hwy/Combined)
9.3/6.2/7.9 litres/100 km†
9.9/6.8/8.5 litres/100 km†
Headroom – front/rear 955/941 mm
Hip room – front/rear 1411/1377 mm
Legroom – front/rear 1078/872 mm
Shoulder room – front/rear 1468/1426 mm
Seating capacity 5
†Based on 2013 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada.
Transport Canada approved test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving
habits and other factors – use for comparison only.
††Includes a no-charge trial of 3 months, beyond which service fees apply. Available in 10 Canadian
provinces and 48 contiguous U.S. states. See terms and conditions at
‡Does not replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving.
*Only compatible with certain devices.
**HomeLink® can be programmed with codes of up to three remote-control devices (e.g., garage-door
opener, home security system, etc.). Additional control devices not provided by Honda may be required.
***Available only on models with automatic transmission.
TSX Fundamental Package
Cargo hooks
Cargo net
Aero Kit Package
Front underbody spoiler
Rear underbody spoiler
Side underbody spoilers
Wing spoiler
Protection Package
All-weather floor mats
Make it yours.
Rear splash guards
Trunk tray
Remote Engine Starter Package
Key fob
Choose from an array of genuine
Accessories listed in the packages may also be added individually to your TSX.
Acura accessories that give you the practical
luxuries and advanced styling that will bring
you together with your machine.
1. Wing spoiler
2. Trunk tray
3. Interior trim kit – dark metal
4. Body side moulding
18" alloy wheels – ebony black
18" alloy wheels – super-bright chrome
Ashtray – cup holder style
Car cover
Cargo organizer
Deck lid spoiler
Door edge film
Door edge guards
Engine block heater
Full nose mask
Hood edge deflector
Moonroof visor
Rear bumper appliqué
Shift knob – leather
Steering wheel – leather
Steering wheel trim – dark metal or titanium silver
Trunk edge and bumper protector
Wheel locks – exposed
5. Front underbody spoiler
6. Backup sensors
7. Door visors
8. Splash guards
At Acura, when innovation and performance
Driving a luxury vehicle should go beyond engineering
meet purpose, remarkable things can be achieved.
and amenities. That’s why Acura is committed to
Through our commitment and continued involvement
ensuring your ownership experience is equally
with events and organizations across Canada, we seek
luxurious. New Acura owners benefit from four-year
to create engaging and inspiring experiences for our
24-hour Roadside Assistance, which includes
customers and our community. Because at Acura we
Dispatch Emergency Roadside Service, Emergency
believe exhilaration goes beyond the driver’s seat.
Lockout Service and Traffic Accident Services.
See your Acura Retailer for details.
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Crystal Black Pearl • NH-731P
Alabaster Silver Metallic • NH-700M
Graphite Luster Metallic • NH-782M
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Component –5-year/100,000-km
coverage. Choose from Acura’s flexible
limited warranty • Vehicle – 4-year/
selection of Mechanical Coverage that
80,000-km Distributor’s limited
extends up to 8 years or 200,000 km,
warranty • Rust Perforation – 5-year
whichever comes first. See your Acura
unlimited-distance warranty • Surface
Retailer for details.
Corrosion – 4-year/80,000-km
luxury chain – to provide a fully loaded partnership
broadcast sponsor of golf’s most historic
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• Accessories – 4-year/80,000-km
Leasing and Financing
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limited warranty (when installed by
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advanced luxury and style.
winner’s presentation.
of new vehicle delivery). Regular
details on Conventional Financing.*
maintenance items and parts are
subject to normal wear and
replacement, and are not covered
by warranty. Certain other items are
excluded and certain conditions apply.
See your Acura Retailer for details.
2013 TSX model shown. Specifications, features, illustrations and equipment shown in this catalogue are based upon the latest available information at the time of publication. Remember your seat belts. It’s a simple fact of life. Although descriptions are believed to be
correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Honda Canada Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation, in colours, specifications, accessories, materials and models. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Some vehicles shown
are U.S. models. Canadian specifications may vary. Map Database of the Acura Navigation System covers major metropolitan areas in southern Canada and the 48 contiguous U.S. states. For a list of current detailed coverage areas, refer to the Acura web site,
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of SIG Inc. DTS is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc. Grammy is a registered trademark of National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. Dolby and Pro Logic are registered trademarks or trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
ELS Surround is a registered trademark of Panasonic Corporation of North America. HomeLink and HandsFreeLink are registered trademarks or trademarks of Johnson Controls Technology. HomeLink can be programmed with codes of up to three remote-control devices
(e.g., garage-door opener, home security system, etc.). Additional control devices not provided by Acura may be required. iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Whatever/Whenever is a registered trademark of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Windows
Media is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. SiriusXM is a registered trademark of Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. Zagat is a registered trademark of Zagat Survey, LLC. Acura, TSX, VTEC, i-VTEC, ACE, Advanced Compatibility Engineering,
Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, Drive-by-Wire Throttle System, Maintenance Minder system, PGM-FI, SportShift and VSA are trademarks of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Acura, a division of Honda Canada Inc., 180 Honda Boulevard, Markham, Ontario, Canada
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