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2009 Acura TSX V-6

New: With the new-for-2009 TSX, Acura's sporty sedan's demeanor became decidedly more grown-up - just like its expected customers. So Acura is wisely catering to those buyers by offering an optional six-cylinder.
Noteworthy: Similar to the V-6 used in the base TL, the 3.5-liter unit produces lots of power but, thankfully, not too much torque steer. Although the TSX V-6 is a good bit faster than the four-cylinder model, the engine's extra weight and relaxed demeanor give the car a boost of luxury, not sportiness. With the added refinement, this TSX reminds us a lot of the last-generation TL. The only real problem is that the extra $5500 for the V-6 means that this TSX costs about the same as the much larger new TL. Whoops!

On sale: Now
Base price: $35,660
Specs: 3.5L V-6, 280 hp, 254 lb-ft; front-wheel drive

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