2019 Acura TSX Sedan Release Date

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Based on the Euro-market Accord, the TSX fills the niche between Acura’s smaller Civic-based ILX and larger U.S. Accord-based TL. It’s a bit roomier and more fun to drive than the former while offering a wagon body style that’s not available on the latter—or any other Acura. The sedan’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder can be linked to a six-speed manual or five-speed sequential shift automatic. Stepping up to the available 3.5-liter V-6 boosts performance yet pushes the TSX into TL’s price territory.

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Our first drive revealed the 2019 Acura TSX wagon to be quite the charmer, and the car has grown on us since, especially from a styling standpoint. The public agrees. Nearly every reaction was some variation of “Wow, the wagon looks even better than the sedan.” Credit the uptick in visual appeal to the long, tapering line of windows; the retention of the sedan’s muscular wheel arches; and the long rear overhang, which fairly shouts, “I’m a wagon and damn proud of it.” Particularly in dark colors, the TSX wagon looks good.

One More Gear, Please

But looks are only a part of the equation. How would this hauler fare with our test gear aboard? Available solely with Acura’s revvy, 2.4-liter four-cylinder (it makes 201 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque) mated to a five-speed automatic, the TSX wagon is about 130 pounds heavier than a similarly equipped TSX sedan and 200 or so pounds heavier than TSX sedans with the slick six-speed manual. The only four-cylinder TSX sedans we’ve tested have been manuals, and they hit 60 mph about a second quicker than the auto wagon, which took a ho-hum 8.1 seconds. At 16.4 seconds at 87 mph, the wagon also trails the manually shifted sedan through the quarter-mile, by about a second and 5 mph.

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Although it’s pointless for us to press Acura to offer the manual in the wagon—we’ve been told it’ll never happen—we will lobby for the company to equip all TSX automatics with at least six forward speeds as soon as possible. Doing so would match almost every other $30,000-plus car on the market, and it likely would improve the wagon’s acceleration and add 1 or 2 mpg to its 22 city/30 highway fuel-economy ratings. (Our lead feet managed 22 mpg during this test.) It’s good, then, that Acura already has begun phasing six-speed autoboxes into its lineup, starting with the V-6–powered MDX, the RL, and the freshly updated 2012 TLmodels. So we would expect to see a six-speed automatic in the TSX sedan and wagon within a year.

Character Counts: More Sport Than Luxury

On the skidpad, the wagon’s roadholding figure of 0.82 g trailed that of the manual TSX sedan by 0.04 g. It should be noted, however, that after we got our number, we continued circling the skidpad just for kicks, enjoying how willingly the nose tucked in on throttle lift-off and allowed the car to rotate in step—literally—with our right foot. Quick and accurate steering, a strong suit for most Acuras, contributes to the wagon’s fun factor. Ditto the brakes, which brought the wagon to a halt from 70 to 0 mph in 180 feet, same as the sedan.

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