Buying Guide

2011 Acura TSX

Fair Market Price $13,625 Base (Manual) Sedan

EPA MPG:

22 City / 31 Hwy

Safety (IIHS):

Good

Horse Power:

201 @ 7000

New For 2013

Acura has made no changes to the TSX for 2013.

Overview

Acura touts its new ILX as a small, affordable entry point to the brand, but wasn’t that the point of the TSX? Officials insist the ILX’s content, pricing, and fuel-economy figures might woo today’s younger buyers, but we still see some reason to perhaps consider the slightly larger, slightly more expensive TSX. Six-cylinder power, for instance, is offered in the TSX but not in the ILX. The TSX is available in sport wagon form, whereas the ILX is offered only as a four-door sedan. Yes, the TSX package is starting to feel a little dated—it’s based off the European-market Accord, which debuted in late 2008—but there’s still a lot to like. The 3.5-liter V-6 packs tremendous power, but we still prefer the balance and rev-happy nature of the 2.4-liter four-cylinder, even if the smaller engine is a little short on torque. Competitors such as the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4 might offer more pizazz when it comes to interior appointments, but the TSX still shines as a driver’s car and is far from soft. Body motions are kept in check, and the steering is sharp and well weighted. The TSX is a surprisingly fun car to drive, no matter what engine or body style you prefer.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; stability control; and a tire-pressure monitoring system are standard.

You’ll like:

  • Rev-happy four-cylinder
  • Wagon is fun and functional
  • Delightful handling

You won’t like:

  • No navigation with manual
  • Wagon only offered with four-cylinder
  • V-6 is expensive

Key Competitors For The 2013 Acura TSX

  • Audi A4
  • BMW 328i
  • Infiniti G37
  • Lincoln MKZ

Sum Up

Crowding the house.

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