Beyond disappointed with this car. I enjoyed it for about 2 months. Just over 5k miles put on in 19mo and already runs like a clunker. Sounds like crap when it starts, even with snow tires it can't move in a dusting of snow. HUGE mistake on my part to lease it. I've owned a Toyota, Ford, Dodge, and now this Acura. It is unquestionably the worst of the bunch. I would never waste money on Acura again.
2013 Acura TSX Special Edition 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I got the TSX SE primarily because of an agressive lease deal. Overall it's s a really fun car in search of being a really great car. While the chassis is willing and the interior is very attractive (in SE trim), the four cylinder drivetrain and lack of the technology package (on the SE) leaves me wanting.
It's been awhile since I had driven an Acura. The recent "beak" phase in their styling department is thankfully and slowly becoming a travesty best left as a faded memory. The TSX's styling is crisp and attractive from pretty much every angle. The SE trim only adds to this, especially on the interior. From the red accents to the anthracite headliner, it is a very attractive package.
Sharp handling and styling. Very attractive interior in the SE (especially with the black over red suede and red stitching). The transmission's sport mode and paddle shifters go a long way to improving an otherwise average drivetrain.
Base drivetrain is just adequate. Gas mileage is not on par with newer offerings. A six speed automatic would have helped with both the performance and gas mileage.
This is a great car, all-around. Good-looking, extremely reliable, and best lease value. Power moonroof, xenon headlights, foglights, bluetooth, leather, and adjustable heated front seats are standard. Decent stereo. A/C vents in the rear and a cooled center storage bin. The 4 cylinder 200hp engine is powerful enough for highway passing and delivers good gas mileage. I test drove several cars to try something different, but none compare to TSX's overall balance of price, standard equipment, fuel efficiency, quality, and style. I strongly disagree with the reviewer who listed "button happy console" as a con. The buttons become intuitive after a short period of usage.
Standard Power Moonroof, adjustable power heated leather front seats, AC in rear and cooled storage bin,
several storage compartments, bluetooth.
2013 Acura TSX Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Boguht this car for it looks and size. Its a perfect size and proportions for a sedan for personal use. Good balance of quality and premium materials. spirited drive train, precice steering. Overall Quality feeling. Fun to drive
However the big draw back is the jittery tough ride. car trembles when hit on seams and breaks on the highway. you have to drive some diatance to feel it then you feel like get out of the car. Its not a compliant drive. slightly lost on the well balance of stiffer suspension and comfort. its too stiff or what causes this is unknown
less leg room. low roof. slighly lower car.
The legendary styling with techno looks. The size and simple styling. quality of material. Good dash design. precise transmission and engine. steering, styling. gret craftmanship.
Good structureal integrity.
They should come up with new car almost similar size and shape. same platform. keep the similar sharp techno design.
higher the roof. and seating a bit. give more hip room by extending the dash to the front. use heavier doors. little more leg room on the back.
after all. soften the damping or srping rates to have a compliant ride. reduce road noise and harshness. dont dilute the sharp design.
Plese don't go the ILX RDX styling, Keep the original design techno theme of this car but upgrade. like what lexus does,.
The new ILX and RDX is cheap matreial and anonymoous shapes. keep the new grill. not the new RDX silver sword. Make in Japan. use the same design team.