Acura has had a bit of a rough go recently. People hated the silly looking beak-like grille, and their cars, crossovers, and SUVs fell behind the curve in many ways. With the addition of the new NSX, the company has reinjected some style and substance into the brand, but they’re still missing an awesome car like the TSX
Acura Did a Lot of Things Right
A quick glance at the Acura TSX
The vehicle looked nice, too. It had Acura’s most unfortunate grille, but other than that, it’s still an attractive car even today. It’s well-proportioned and sleeker than the sedan. The interior featured premium materials and plenty of room for all passengers. It was a car that could do everything the family needed and be a little fun when it needed to be.
Acura Didn’t Do Everything Right
The car had the agile and competent handling that came with the Accord that it was based on. It had quick and communicative steering and was quiet and comfortable on the road. The issue most people had who reviewed it was the amount of power. The wagon form was just a little too heavy. It added a couple hundred pounds to the car’s equation and the 2.4-liter four-cylinder, as commendable as it was, didn’t necessarily have the grunt to make the car an enthusiasts dream.
A V6 would have solved this problem, and Acura sold a V6 in the TSX’s sedan form, so it stands to reason that putting one in the Sport Wagon wouldn’t have been too hard. Also, there was no manual transmission available. While manual transmissions don’t sell well, enthusiasts to this day scream about the fact that there was no manual in this car. There was in the European Accord Touring abroad, so why not here? Acura should have had it available.
The last thing that Acura did wrong with the TSX
Still, the Acura TSX