I wanted to replace my Passat wagon with another wagon. Test drove: Subaru Outback, Toyota Venza, Jetta wagon TDI & Tiguan, Honda Crosstour & CRV, Acura RDX. I liked the TSX road feel, interior fit and finish, and cargo space compared to the competitors. I'm hoping snow tires will make up for the lack of AWD. Three months and 3,000 miles later, I am happy with my car. It's a smooth, comfortable ride. The Tech Package is fun and the stereo is excellent. The mileage is very good and exceeds the EPA estimates, especially for highway driving. Looking forward to Acura reliability. If you want AWD and are not as concerned with fuel economy, try the RDX. It's a fun drive.
Have owned my wagon for a month now and love it. Purchased a Demo for only 27k. After pricing the BMW 3 series wagon and the Audi A4 equally equipped........10k+ difference, forget it. For 10k they can have more horse power and all wheel drive (live in SoCal don't need it). This engine is peppy enough and with the planned Icebox intake, power will be just fine. Recently got 32mpg Hwy averaging 70 mph. Sold my 2005 Mercedes E320 Wagon for this and its sooooo nice to have a transmission that shifts without hesitation. Not as quiet and smooth as the Merc but a new Benz was 55k....enough said.
I was up in the air between the TSX Sport Wagon and the RDX AWD. In the end, I opted for better gas mileage and I could not be happier. While the wagon is not powered like a sports car, it is peppy enough for my needs. Getting my bicycle on and off the roof is easy and the cargo area is sufficient for my weekly office shopping forays to Costco. The car is tight and responsive on the road and the sound system makes it worth the extra cost of the Technology Package. (I could take or leave the GPS/Nav and the power lift gate.) After a month, I am happy with my decision.
I took ownership of my new 2011 Acura Sport Wagon last Saturday. I love the technology package and found it much more user friendly than all the other cars I test drove. Edge, Highlander, Jetta TDI, Tiguan, and Mazda CX9 just didn't measure up on my list of comparisons. I ordered the car in black with ebony interior. B/C of the heat factor, I had the windows tinted with 3M's crystalline tint and the car looks GREAT! I have only put 140 miles on it, but so excited to post a review, I couldn't wait. Cargo room is awesome!
I believe that Acura got it right when they came out with this outstanding wagon. I have this car now for a little over a month and it exceeds my expectations as to what a car means to me. I traded in my 2004 RAV4 which had the same amount of cargo space and about the same size engine. The Acura is quicker, handles much better and of course the design and luxury are noteworthy. I was surprised when receiving many favorable comments on my new car from strangers, such as "Now that is a beautiful looking wagon". I have not driven the car in winter yet, but I don't think that not having all wheel drive will make a big difference in my driving habits. The seats are very comfy with good visibility