2011 Acura TSX Wagon: The Other San Francisco Road Trip
May 16, 2011
One of the cars our Editor in Chief didn't take on his San Francisco road trip -- our 2011 Acura TSX wagon -- will instead making the trip north with me. We never considered carpooling, of course, because we're not in the business of encouraging that here at Inside Line, and because we'd both want to drive the whole time.
I'm leaving tomorrow (this is just a photo of the car waiting for me to pick up pasta in Marina del Rey), and my actual destination is Half Moon Bay, which totally gives me the option of using Highway 1 for part of the trip, probably when I drive back on Thursday. The TSX wagon is not known for its corner-attacking ability, but nor was our long-term 2008 Accord and I still had fun with that.
In any event, I'll be logging about 800 miles with this trip. Is there anything you'd like to know about this wagon?
I incidently drove the TSX all weekend, but various chores kept me from putting on that many miles. So far I've noticed:
The ride is on the stiff side around town.
The steering ratio feels astonishingly quick for the non-sporting chassis.
The 2.4-liter engine is obviously light on low-end torque, but the mid-range is strong.
I miss the six-speed manual gearbox, even though I know Acura could never sell this combination in the U.S.
The seat/mirror memory feature is tied to the key and is always active like in our Accord Crosstour. I don't like memory seats and always wished I could disable this feature in the Honda but was never smart enough to figure it out.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 6,092 miles