2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: Transported
October 24, 2011
There's been a lot of Acura in my life lately. I've been driving my own car, a 2001 Acura TL, which recently hit the 130,000 mile mark. I drove the Acura MDX along a stretch of PCH on Friday as part of a charity event. I revived some pleasant memories of a 1989 Legend I once co-owned, thanks to a post over on our Readers Rides blog. And I drove the TSX Sport Wagon over the weekend.
All these Acuras are very different cars, obviously, with creature comforts from the rudimentary (22 years is an eternity in car years) to the luxurious (the MDX's interior serves up wood accents, lots of technology and leather seats that are cooled as well as heated --something that I discovered by accident).
The Sport Wagon has necessary, thoughtful and helpful features, but doesn't go overboard. It's a car that's spirited without being skittish and responsive without being aggressive. Plus, Acura's recent automotive rhinoplasty looks good on the car. Would that the designers could do a nip-and-tuck on the center stack. (An old-school black and white snapshot seems like an appropriate way to render it):
I don't have a day-to-day need for a wagon, but for some reason, this car really appeals to me. Maybe it's time to take up a hobby that requires the transportation of bulky objects. Any suggestions?
Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @14,252 miles