The Acura TSX is all new for 2009. The TSX is powered by an all-aluminum 2.4L inline-4 producing 201 hp. Exterior styling is an aggressive evolution of that seen on the Honda Accord, with bulging wheel wells, angular headlights, and a bold front grille treatment. The new TSX is longer and wider than the car it replaces, and features both a wider track and longer wheelbase.
While the TSX is considered Acura's entry-level sedan, it does not lack in either performance or luxury. The TSX's low base price belies its well-equipped nature, as it offers the convenience of standard Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights, premium stereo, and more. Even better, the car easily stacks up against more expensive competition like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Power is delivered to the front wheels through either a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic with a SportShift manual mode utilizing steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The car makes use of all its ponies quite sportily.
The TSX's chassis has been stiffened and ride dynamics have improved, while at the same time the ride is quieter in the cabin. Additionally, the car's suspension utilizes new dual-mode dampers, which change automatically given road and driving conditions.
Standard amenities across the TSX range are a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, leather seating with power adjustability for both driver and passenger, remote keyless entry, a premium 7-speaker CD stereo and iPod connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, and power windows, locks, and mirrors.
2009 Acura TSX Prices
|2009 Acura TSX Automatic||$29,160|
|2009 Acura TSX Manual Transmission||$29,160|
|2009 Acura TSX Automatic with Technology Package||$32,260|
|2009 Acura TSX Manual Transmission with Technology Package||$32,260|
The Technology Package adds intelligent navigation with a destination database, Zagat reviews, real-time traffic and weather reports, and Voice Recognition to allow drivers to operate the package through verbal commands.
Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and stability assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a sophisticated six-airbag system