I'd Get The Sedan, Like Most People - 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long-Term Road Test

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long Term Road Test

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: I'd Get The Sedan, Like Most People

September 27, 2011

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After I started working here I learned that enthusiasts are supposed to love wagons. That was news to me -- I thought they were for Mommies and Mr. Moms.

Many people say they like wagons. Because they're so practical? Then how come these people never buy one?

If you want style and performance, get the sedan version of whatever car you're interested in.
And if you want more space, get an SUV/crossover. Or God forbid, a minivan!

But most people don't get a wagon. Like the 5-cylinder engine -- which was supposed to have "the power of a 6!", and "the economy of a 4!" but ended up with the opposite performance characteristics -- the modern station wagon is more theory than reality.

Consider the sales figures for the Acura TSX Sport Wagon.

My colleague Ivan Drury, Manager of Pricing and Industry Analysis at Edmunds.com , sent me the Acura sales figures for 2011.

Model 2011 YTD
MDX 28,759
RDX 9,326
RL 936
TL 20,373
TSX 16,438
TSX Sport Wagon 2,171
ZDX 1,133
Grand Total 79,136

Two stats can be derived from these figures:

  1. TSX Sport Wagon comprises only 11.7% of all TSX sales
  2. TSX Sport Wagon comprises only 2.7% of all Acura

It's great to have many choices available in vehicles. Acura also offers the RDX which outsells the TSX wagon by a large margin.

However, with wagons, enthusiasts talk a good game, but almost never put their wallet where their mouth is.

If I were to get a TSX, I'd get the sedan. Like most people.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 13,200 miles

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