The Acura TSX continues largely unchanged for 2007. It offers many of the latest safety features as standard equipment, including a tire pressure monitoring system that was added for 2007.
Acura did a marvelous job of blending a fun-to-drive vehicle with a practical compact sedan for their entry-level 2007 TSX. Its wide grille and modern headlights provide a distinct look that is consistent with Acura's design motifs. The TSX's low base price belies its well-equipped nature, with such standard features as xenon headlights, heated exterior mirrors, XM satellite radio, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
It uses a 2.4L engine to drive the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic. Thanks to double-overhead camshafts, four-valves-per-cylinder and adjustable VTEC camshaft timing, this four-cylinder engine makes a potent 205 horsepower and a respectable 164 lb-ft of torque. There is a goodly amount of low-end torque and a rip-snorting top-end rush, that makes this powerplant feel larger than it actually is.
Our tester had the manual transmission, and it suits the character of this car perfectly. The throw is short and the action is remarkably direct for a front-wheel drive vehicle. The TSX's four-wheel disc brakes offer wonderful stopping power, and the ABS circuitry come in handy when gravel or other road debris appears mid-corner. With both standard traction control and vehicle stability assist, the TSX swung through every corner with precision. In fact, it felt downright tossable.
2007 Acura TSX Prices
|2007 Acura TSX Automatic||$28,090|
|2007 Acura TSX Manual Transmission||$28,090|
|2007 Acura TSX Automatic with Navigation||$30,090|
|2007 Acura TSX Manual Transmission with Navigation||$30,090|
The TSX cockpit is a showcase for Acura. The DVD-based optional navigation system is not only one the easiest to use on the market (with or without the voice recognition), it is also one of the best integrated. The leather steering wheel is the perfect size and it holds both audio and cruise controls. The 360-watt sound system is terrific as well. Every TSX comes with front, side and curtain airbags. There is also a remote keyless entry system is very handy.