Like most automotive journalists, I'm a big fan of wagons. However, I'm not as enamored of the TSX's aesthetic execution as I am with that of, for instance, wagon versions of the Cadillac CTS or the Audi A4 (which, admittedly are both in a slightly higher price bracket, starting at about $39K and almost $37K, respectively). Acura has got a weird thing going in the styling department anyway, though, so that certainly doesn't help this TSX.
In any case, I still think it's fantastic that Honda offers the TSX as a versatile, striking hatchback. To me, it helps soften the fact that the last-generation TSX felt much sportier. As Phil pointed out, however, the TSX Sport Wagon's existence makes the ZDX even more confounding.
- Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor
As my colleagues have explained, the TSX Sport Wagon is a breath of fresh air in Acura's lineup, even if it's imperfect. It's proof that a properly developed four-cylinder engine, even one mated only to a five-speed automatic rather than a manual gearbox, can provide all the entertainment a enthusiast needs. I never felt that this car was at all underpowered. I also never felt like it was underequipped. Whether it's understyled or overstyled, ha, that's debatable. I thoroughly enjoyed driving it, and I'd like to point out that, in the comparisons my colleagues have made to the usual suspects from Germany and the upstart Cadillac wagon, there's no mention of the fact that Acuras, historically, are dead-on reliable for years on end. In the real world, that goes a long way and might be the tipping point for someone considering the TSX Sport Wagon.
- Joe DeMatio, Deputy Editor