2011 Acura TSX

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2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Front Three Quarter
If there's one quality of Honda automobiles that we value the most, it's their elegant simplicity. For a while, that engineering elegance translated well to the Acura brand. Products like the Legend and Integra gained substantial following from a widely varied group of people. From hard-core enthusiasts to near-luxury buyers, Acura represented a no-excess, no-baggage way to upgrade from mass-market products.
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Front Three Quarter
And then the brand faltered a little. First into the dumpster went the brand names that had so much equity. And next was the understated style that said "expensive" without saying "ostentatious." The results? Products like the current TL and RL-excellent cars ruined by buck-toothed grille, confusing market positioning, and names that no one can remember.
The Acura sedan that fared the best was the TSX. Staying mostly true to form, this mid-size sedan kept its four-cylinder engine -- at least initially. It got the chevron-grille, but in toned-down form. The six-speed manual stuck around, which pleased an ever-smaller, but always vocal group of enthusiasts. And then it got a V-6, which bumped its price up to within spitting distance of the (much) larger TL-and it started looking like even the TSX was losing its way.
And now, we have redemption. The TSX Sport Wagon marks a return to the cars that Acura should have been making all along. With front-wheel drive, a four-cylinder engine, and automatic-only transmission, it's not trying to compete with the BMW 3-series Touring. Or even the Audi A4 Avant. It is, simply, a well-built compact wagon.
Sadly, it still has the Butter Face front end, but it's better looking than the sedan. Like all wagons, it's far more useful, too, with airy back seats, a big rear cargo hold and an available power liftgate. Take everything you know and love about the TSX sedan, add a backpack, and you have the Sport Wagon.
The TSX is fantastic to drive, with a quick, perfectly weighted steering rack attached to a thick, leather-covered wheel. The transmission still has only five forward gears, but it makes good use of the ratios, happily revving the snot out of the engine when needed. At 2.4 liters, this is a big four, and it does get vocal at high revs, with a hollow, purposeful note that vibrates the floorboard-but it's more "sporty" than "thrashy." Of course, it can't compete with Audi's turbocharged four-cylinders, Volkswagen and Volvo's five-cylinders, or BMW's silken in-line sixes, but Hondas are at their best when they're not trying to emulate everyone else's high-torque, low-rev powertrains.
The only thing missing from the TSX? A stick shift. Oh, the product planners have promised us that TSX buyers don't want manuals. But it's been many years since Honda has offered a compact wagon-and we think they're mistaken. After all, almost one in four buyers of the Volkswagen Jetta wagon -- the car that we think buyers will cross-shop with this TSX-opt to shift for themselves.
Still, Acura hopes to sell only 4000 TSX wagons per year, or only about a fifth as many as Volkswagen Jetta SportWagens. We think that's a realistic goal -- but we're hoping to see a lot more TSX Sport Wagons than that. If only because wagons are such a smart, practical, and sexy alternative to compromised, dime-a-dozen small crossovers.
2011 Acura TSX
2011 Acura TSX
In the past the TSX has won awards in the touring class for its high performance and elegant styling. The 2011 model is back with some new features to see if they can put this consumer favorite back in the winner's circle. The TSX sticks out like a sore thumb in its class, only offering a 4 cylinder engine when other vehicles in its class almost all boast a V-6. The concept for using the smaller engine causes for some high revving action and slalom ready handling, over the brute force and power that other models choose to focus on.

The standard TSX comes with a 201 HP 2.4 L engine and if you are looking for more power you can opt for the upgraded engine that will add on about 80 HP. This smaller and lighter vehicle should not be discounted for its smaller engine it is one of the top performers in its class despite this different approach to engineering.

The price tag of this Acura makes driving a Acura affordable to almost anybody. This company is not known for its economical pricing, but the TSX starts under $30,000
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September was similar to June, July, and August 2011 for Japanese automakers, with Nissan again increasing sales, and Toyota and Honda still struggling to keep up. Though production forĀ  returning to normal in September, for the first time since the Japan earthquake and tsunami in March, it appears that getting back to pre-earthquake sales performance may still take some time.
2012 Acura TSX Special Edition Side View
Acura today announced that the upcoming TSX Special Edition will carry an MSRP of $30,810, including the $885 destination charge, $1000 more than the base model 2012 TSX. Pricing for all other Acura TSX models increases by $200.
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2012 Acura TSX Special Edition Front Three Quarters View
The 2012 Acura TSX Special Edition is more than just a decorative dress-up package. In fact, for 2012, it's now the only way to order a TSX sedan with a manual transmission.
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2011 Acura TSX Specifications

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2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
29 MPG
201 hp @ 7000rpm
172 ft lb of torque @ 4300rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 48 months
70,000 miles / 72 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
IIHS Roof Strength
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
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NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
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NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Rear Crash

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