2009 Acura TSX – Road Test – Car Reviews – Car and Driver

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Acura TSX

2009 Acura TSX

The old TSX is gone. we ever love again?

when gasoline was still than Glenfiddich, Honda’s division rolled the dice on a sedan with a wholly persona. The 2004 Acura TSX, an overseas-market Honda Accord. was cut for Europe’s squeezed streets, up for keen drivers, and armed a no-frills four-banger to take on the and six-cylinder competition. The only manual or automatic, and navigation or wrinkled map.

Pitching lean front-driver as the cut-buck to a BMW 3-series. Acura execs to have been swilling own stocks of Scotch.

We fell in love. The TSX was compact but not It was frugal on gas but felt swift. It serenely and also sliced into ribbons.

It was less better equipped in base and when fitted with the satisfying six-speed stick, 2.7 times more entertaining most of the luxury cars oozing across our pages. It about 32,000 sales per twice the expectation, Acura us. A three-time 10Best winner, the TSX departs us, leaving behind double-Es to fill.

Acura’s Hit the replay button. The driving joy in the 2009 TSX despite a few added and a few extra pounds. There are improvements in cabin refinement, additional sound insulation, and the call of standard features long.

The changes are meant to address with the outgoing car by Camry and leapers while retaining the 30-something luxury newbies who it edgy. If all hands report, is hoping to ratchet up sales to per year.

A 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder is still the lone The base price remains $30,000, at $29,675. Power seats, a sunroof, xenon curtain airbags, stability and 17-inch alloy rims Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 tires are included.

The rubber grows, from on the old car to 225/50s.

Besides the transmission six-speed manual or a five-speed single factory option is a package. It includes navigation, a hi-fi with iPod and USB and a CD changer, and a rear-mounted camera. All up, a TSX is at $32,775.

Acura TSX

As before, the TSX is a Euro with Acura badges. The pretension includes, again, a suspension of unequal-length control shouldering the front axle and links in back, all on subframes to a stiffly latticed unibody. the hood to see the factory crossbrace the strut towers.

No aftermarket Viagra needed

The TSX is narrower and shorter than the new American Accord, but it is larger the preceding TSX and about 130 pounds Buyers wanted more acreage, so the wheelbase was yanked out by 1.4 and the overall length by 2.7 inches. is up by three inches, with a increase to the track.

It won’t be to pick out the new car in a lineup. Not satisfied sleek and simple, the designers after the TSX with an angle The rear corners are squared off vertical creases, the wheel flared out and then guillotined to look as though the body is inflated against glass.

There are chrome door and an oversized grille bladeanybody up for the north 40? All this bling and clutter demands your for better or for worse, which was the point. Shock, rage, threatsa car designer will anything over indifference.

The acreage? Our calculators insist the front and rear seating each receive two more feet. In the cup holders, perhaps.

Individual interior measurements are up fractions of an inch, meaning as intimate fore-and-aft as the old car, a touch more clearance to side. In the back seat, car companies tend to sweep sins, the head and shoulder is generous but knees poke the seatbacks and feet are only allowed under the seats. with gooseneck hinges, the holds steady at a boxy and 13 cubic feet, with the bench splitting 60/40 to a wider tunnel.

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