Entry level luxury is a hotbed for car manufacturers and it’s because of men like you. Aspirational men that care about performance, aesthetics but appreciate the value of a product. From onset the Acura TSX has always been a fantastic vehicle for the money and the 2009 Acura TSX continues with the same formula.
Known by the Europeans as the Honda Accord, the Acura TSX is a blend of a 201 hp (172 lb-ft torque) 2.4 liter four cylinder engine controlled via a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual. Together they yield 31 mpg highway and 21 mpg in city (read: less cringing at the fuel pump)Slightly larger that the outgoing model the TSX rides on two-stage dampers connected to double wishbones in fore and multilink suspension in aft. A slightly finer grain of leather has been used to swaddle the seats. Also part of the standard packaging is a premium 7-speaker sound system, CD/AM/FM/XM, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and a USB port for your mp3 player.
What this means to you: Well priced doesn’t mean sacrificing luxury. If you’re in the market for a starter luxury vehicle then you should plan to visit an Acura dealer when the TSX hits showrooms later this year.
Cost: TBD (2008 Acura TSX ~$28,000)