Acura, the luxury division of popular Japanese automaker Honda, has launched the 2014 TSX Sedan and Sport Wagon models and as per Acura’s words, the 2014 iteration of the TSX is a lot more engaging and handles better than its predecessor. At the same time, potential buyers looking for a family vehicle should also consider the car as it offers comfortable space for five passengers.
The TSX, essentially, is nothing but a Honda Accord with Acura badge and while the latter has got a major facelift, the TSX still sports the same face. Nevertheless, the 2014 TSX still looks sporty and bold and carries a powerful stance. Some of notable exterior features include Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and a glass moonroof.
Moving on to the interior of the car, with standard leather seating highlighted by handsome contrasting-color stitching, an 8-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, a 4-way adjustable passenger seats, LED backlit full VGA navigation screen, rearview camera, Song By Voice (SBV) user interface, and the ability to download 15-gigabytes of personal music and Acura/ELS Surround®3 Premium 10-speaker Sound System, there is no reason why one would not like it.
Buyers looking for space and fuel economy must consider the TSX Sport Wagon that offers a generous 66.2 cubic feet of rear cargo area, rendering enough space to accommodate large boxes, furniture, bicycles, four full-size golf bags or surfboards.
Performance lovers will not be disappointed either, as the 2014 TSX comes in two engine options: a responsive 201 bhp 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine and a 280 bhp 3.5-liter V-6. Both the powerhouses come mated to a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 4-cylinder TSX Special Edition model is also on offer with a 6 speed close-ratio manual transmission.
Safety equipment list on the TSX includes Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, ABS, dual-stage/multiple-threshold front airbags, front-side airbags, side curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions, front seatbelts with automatic tensioning system and load limiters, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Daytime Running Lights (DRL).
2014 Acura TSX Sedan and Sport Wagon Price
- TSX: $30,635
- TSX Special Edition: $31,635
- TSX Special Edition with 6-Speed Manual: $31,635
- TSX with Technology Package: $33,735
- TSX V-6 with Technology Package: $39,275
- TSX Sport Wagon: $31,985
- TSX Sport Wagon with Technology Package: $35,635