Acura’s TSX is a drivers’ car.   You don’t so much drive it as kind of “dance” with it.   The TSX is a lithe and lively ride.   These are probably some owners who are just happy that they got an attractive $30+ entry-level luxury vehicle, but a ride like the TSX is wasted on them.

The TSX is a gift for those who still love to drive….with both hands.

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You get decent acceleration from it’s 2.4 liter, 201 hp 4-cylinder and five-speed auto, and it’s suspension and on-the-road manners are superb.

We had the Sport Wagon version of the TSX.   It also comes in a four-door, which is available with a ( unnecessary, in my opinion) V-6 and can be had with a 6-speed stick instead of the 5-speed auto.

The Sport Wagon comes only with the four and an auto.   No problem with that set-up.

I found it interesting that one of my passengers….a knowledgeable car-person…didn’t even realize that they were in a wagon.   It’s slightly raked roofline gives it an active and sporty appearance.

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The TSX gives you soft, perforated, 8-way heated seats with power lumbar, a leather-wrapped wheel, moonroof, 17” alloys, hands-free Bluetooth, and more for just over 30K….with the Sport Wagon running $1,360 more than the 4-door.

The only option on the Sport Wagon is their Tech Package…a $5,000 package that brings you upgraded audio w. 10-speakers, hard-disc media storage and song-by-voice, nav w. voice-recognition and Zagat restaurant reviews, real-time traffic and traffic re-routing, automated appointments, GPS-linked solar-sensing dual-zone auto climate control, rear-view cam, power tailgate and more.

Our 4-cylinder Sport Wagon with automatic is rated at 25 city and 30 hwy….premium fuel preferred.   I got a 28 average…and probably would have done a little better if the TSX wasn’t so much fun to drive.

’14 looks like it’s the last year for the TSX…or at least this body style.  If you like fun and functionality all rolled up into a mid-thirties package, go look at the TSX while you still can.

I predict these will be high-demand vehicles in the pre-owned market in a few years.

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