Acura TSX Wagon

Space, style and moves—with one flaw.

Story: Michael Crenshaw

Model Tested: Tech Package

Rating: 4

Wagons are cool. Don’t think they’re just for taking the family to church or the dog to the vet, ’cause in the right application, they can be dope. The Acura TSX Wagon is a great-looking car… with 100 fewer horsepower than it should have. Underpowered but as qualified as dailies go, the TSX Wagon has some quirks—finding channels for XM seems overly complicated, for instance—but it makes up for them with space and convenience.

The 201hp four-cylinder VTEC was a great motor when it was in the RSX five years ago. If you’re paying almost 35 large, you deserve a bigger motor as a base option, or at least more power. Overall, wagons are a great concept that pay off when executed right, but this entrée is a little undercooked, and if they want to fire up something a little spicier, they better be bringing some heat.


Damage: $34,610

Power: 201hp, 170 lb.-ft.

0-60: 8.2 secs.

Gas Cash: 22 city, 30 hwy

Miles Driven: 88

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