Used 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

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Rating: 2.1/5
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You can forget all the stereotypes you have ever heard about wagons, because this one is in a league of its own. The 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon is powered by a 2.4-liter engine with a DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, and port fuel injection that delivers 201-horsepower. This makes this 2354 cc wagon a great companion on sporty rides. The TSX has a 5-speed Sequential Sport Shift Automatic shifting, supported by a generous 106-inch wheelbase. The wagon has a superior steering and suspension systems, and performance braking encapsulated in a rigid body structure. This smooth and comfortable ride is complemented by an extremely quiet cabin. Notable add-ons include a keyless remote entry, rearview camera, optional power tailgate, and High Intensity Discharge (HID) head lamps. On the other hand, the interior does fall short for many consumers, especially regarding the storage area and the cabin room. The 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon lacks the leg room that is required to keep rear occupants comfortable when traveling for a long distance. With a meager 34.3 cubic inches of space, it is hard to market this vehicle as a family car, even though, a wagon should accommodate these needs..

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  • Currently 4.16/5
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  • Currently 3.65/5
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  • Currently 3.50/5
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  • Currently 4.20/5
Overall
  • Currently 3.88/5
 
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In tests, the 2011 Acura TSX sport wagon accelerated from 0- 60 mph in 8.1 seconds and from 0- 100 mph in 22.3 seconds. This clearly shows acceleration struggles and this may be a concern for prospective consumers. On the other hand, this Acura's braking was superb, coming to a stop to zero from 60 mph in 133 feet. Also on the plus-side for the vehicle, the cargo capacity has improved since last year. The extravagantly styled grille has been redesigned to appear just a little sexier, and it is well equipped with extras that make it worth a second look. Upon further scrutiny, this wagon is quick and agile, with very responsive steering, impeccable brake pedal feel, is competent on consumption and efficiency fronts, and sports a comfortable interior. The cabin does raise eyebrows as to how user-friendy it is while you are trying to drive, with its thick mass of buttons. It is easy to feel a little overwhelmed and confused behind the vehicle. It is also difficult to understand the reasoning behind the Acura's decision not to make it All Wheel Drive (AWD), when a majority of its competitors are. This could have injected the much needed power that is truly lacking on this model.

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Rating: 2.1/5
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