2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Road Test 2 Specs | Edmunds

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon - Road Test Specs

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

(2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon 4dr Wagon with Technology Package (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger station wagon
Base MSRP$34,610
Options on test vehicleVortex Blue Pearl
As-tested MSRP$35,470
Assembly locationSayama, Saitama Japan
North American parts content (%)5


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,354/144
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing and lift
Compression ratio (x:1)11.0
Redline, indicated (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)201 @ 7,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)170 @ 4,300
Fuel type91 premium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles with sport/competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=2.652:1, II=1.164:1, III=1.082:1, IV=0.773:1, V=0.566:1
Final-drive ratio (x:1)4.438


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones with high-mount upper arm, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.5
Tire make and modelMichelin Pilot HX MXM4
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP225/50R17 93V
Wheel size17-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front11.8-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.1-inch one-piece solid cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.4
0-45 mph (sec.)5.7
0-60 mph (sec.)8.8
0-75 mph (sec.)13.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.5 @ 84.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.4
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.4
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.7
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.8
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)13.0
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.5 @ 84.9
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)127
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)64.6
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON62.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.83
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)48.4
@ Full throttle (dB)73.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.0
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,400

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsLacks the power to spin its tires off the line so there's little a driver can do to improve times. Brake torque and manual shifting only slows times.
Braking commentsLong distance for a car with some sporting intentions. Some pedal fade on fifth run.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Remarkably good balance with ESC Off although limit is still low. Rotates well with lift throttle. Fun, even. ESC On significantly reins things in. Slalom: Again, ESC On keeps limits low/times slow. Turn it off, however, and this wagon gets exciting. Must keep throttle open to keep it straight.

Testing Conditions

Test date12/28/2010
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)60.1
Relative humidity (%)35.2
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.9
Wind (mph, direction)0.38 mph tail/cross wind
Odometer (mi.)1,008
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)33/33

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)22 city/30 highway/25 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)24.3
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5
Driving range (mi.)555

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionAcura/ELS 460-watt Surround Sound system with 10 speakers and AM/FM/DVD-A, CD, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II
iPod/digital media compatibilityUSB and conventional aux jack
Satellite radioStandard XM
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Optional 15GB music storage capacity
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional satellite navigation
Smart entry/StartStandard doors
Parking aidsOptional back-up camera

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,599
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,594
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)57/43
Length (in.)189.4
Width (in.)72.4
Height (in.)57.9
Wheelbase (in.)106.5
Track, front (in.)62.2
Track, rear (in.)62.2
Turning circle (ft.)36.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)34.3
Headroom, front (in.)37.6
Headroom, rear (in.)37.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.1
Seating capacity5
Step-in height, measured (in.)14.1
Trunk volume (cu-ft)25.8
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)60.5
Cargo loading height, measured (in.)23.6
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)Not published


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles

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