2008 Acura TSX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,935 - $8,524
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
205
Seats
5
Color:  Glacier Blue Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,935 - $8,524
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
205
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Acura TSX If...

If you grew up with Honda Civics and Preludes, but your new position in the world demands driving an upscale sedan, you'll love this car. The 2008 Acura TSX has the capability to serve as a business vehicle on the weekdays and a driving enthusiast's dream on the weekends. Its tight, six-speed manual transmission and powerful VTEC engine make it a blast to drive.

Acura TSX Models & Trims

Base $6,935 - $8,524
Horsepower: 205 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17" x 7" (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Nav $6,935 - $8,524
Horsepower: 205 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17" x 7" (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.33

24 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Best used car you can get!

My car is the most reliable car I have ever had. It drives well, is very comfortable and still looks good even if it is 10 years old. I do my best to take care of it. I especially love the heated seats! And the stereo! My only complaint is that it requires premium gasoline.

- Kathy L

Acura: luxury without steep repair prices.

Easy and reasonable repair costs. Great interior features. Drives smoothly. Gas mileage is decent. Performance tires look great. It is roomy inside and great for long road trips. It is a luxury car without luxury maintenance costs because it uses Honda parts.

- Kat R

Low repair costs since it uses parts made by Honda.

Reliable and very low maintenance costs. Performance tires are awesome. The sound system is great. I have over 70, 000 miles on it and it is still running great. It corners great and accelerates great as well. The next car I buy will be an Acura for certain.

- Kathleen R

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,935 - $8,524
$6,935 - $8,524

Horsepower

Horsepower
205 (hp)
205 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC PGM
2.4L DOHC PGM
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 (in.)
42.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 (in.)
37.8 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.2 (in.)
34.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 (in.)
37.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.2 (cu. ft.)
12.8 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/50VR17
P215/50VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 (in.)
105.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 (ft.)
40 (ft.)

Length

Length
183.5 (in.)
183.5 (in.)

Width

Width
69.4 (in.)
69.4 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3345 (.lbs)
3268 - 3356 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
205 (hp)
205 (hp)

Torque

Torque
164 (ft. lbs.)
164 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.1 (gal.)
17.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Steering > Hydraulic Power Assist > Hose, Piping, And Connections Apr 27, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 27, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V174000
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.
Remedy:
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.
Electrical System , Engine And Engine Cooling Mar 15, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 15, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V093000
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.
Remedy:
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.

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