Last post on Jun 15, 2009 at 6:45 PM
You are in the Acura TSX
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Acura TL, Acura TSX, Sedan
#377 of 386 Acura interiors
Feb 01, 2009 (8:20 am)
Coming out of an Audi, it's kind of hard to get super excited about another car brand's interiors. While I think Acura does a very nice job in general, as does Honda, they still aren't quite up to the best of the German cars.
The TL has a very pleasing layout, feels very nice in there, but you do get the sense of overkill and that some of the gadgetry won't get used much after the first couple months. The TSX looks a bit stylistically forced, although all the materials are nice and refined. I do very much like the TSX approach to features content, though. There is all the essential high-end stuff and nothing more - and you don't have to buy overblown options packages to get it. Try optioning out an Audi sometime. Yikes!!!
I must say that I am very pleasantly surprised by the quality, precision and excellent driving dynamics of all of the Acuras I have driven recently. It makes me wonder why I wasn't considering them before? Maybe I just thought of them as uber-Hondas? The TSX feels like my Audi, with none of the rough edges. The TL reminds me of a high-end turbocharged Volvo sedan I had many years ago - big, plush and a little floaty, but able to get up ON IT when you mashed the accelerator. I bet I will not get to know my Acura mechanic near as well as my Volvo mechanic, though. Overall, really nice cars! I can see where everyone's enthusiasm comes from.
#378 of 386 TSX outsells TL in January
Feb 03, 2009 (4:00 pm)
TL sales were off over 30% and TSX up about 11%. I think this is the first time ever.
#379 of 386 Re: TSX outsells TL in January [lmacmil]
Feb 04, 2009 (7:56 am)
People are realizing a few things the TSX has going for it. The TSX is really close to the TL. I think people are thinking more realistic, with the economy.
* 4cyl engine
* Good gas mileage
* convenient size
* More bang the buck- cost effective
Some are trying to justify why spending more to get the TL, when the TSX really offers a great package, and at a great price. People are thinking more about their wallets. I think the TL is almost like the old RL, and well the new RL, well its the mack daddy of all Honda's!
Did the TL overdo it? or did the TSX? Not sure.
#380 of 386 2010 TSX V6 a GO [bvdj84]
Feb 12, 2009 (10:15 am)
2010 TSX will be available with a 3.5L 280hp V6.
More details on VTEC.net.
#381 of 386 Re: 2010 TSX V6 a GO [thegraduate]
Feb 12, 2009 (10:57 am)
no manual transmission-bummer
#382 of 386 Re: 2010 TSX V6 a GO [thegraduate]
Feb 13, 2009 (6:19 am)
I would get the V6 in the TSX. Perhaps it might be like the Accord, the V6 or the Navi will be the same bump in price. I might opt for the V6. I have my Iphone for navi.
#383 of 386 05 TSX , horsepower?
May 02, 2009 (10:38 am)
Call anyone tell me the horsepower rating for the 05 TSX please?
#385 of 386 Acura TSX versus Acura TL
Jun 14, 2009 (2:55 pm)
Wow, 6 years old this thread! Most people don't understand the difference from not all, but the many pages I read. This is Acuras intention to make them look like different cars competing with say the BMW 3 and 5 respectively.
But its simple if you dont work top-down like all the comments i've read here have.
Bottom-up goes like this:
Honda makes 2 accords. The Japanese Honda Accord is one. And the second is the same car that they stretched out to fit larger engines and larger people and they call it the American Accord. Then they lux them both up with acura emblems and such and sell basically very similar cars next to each other in Acura showrooms.
But their biggest difference is the important one for consumers. Price. So its easy to choose. How much honda do you want? its like buying wallpaper. If you want 9ft 1in of Honda - buy the Acura TL. Interestingly the accord is larger (as per typical epa classification of wheelbase) than the TSX.
Which is exactly how BMW are marketed these days. They're kinda all the same, just more of it including $. Except not really since the only real Acura that is Not a honda is the RL. Just like the only Real Lexus is the LS. So if you want honest value, the accord is the best. If you want more ego get the Acura and you'll pay the price with your wallet.
#386 of 386 Re: Acura TSX versus Acura TL [svanpala]
Jun 15, 2009 (6:45 pm)
The more I think about, the more I think you make some valid points. Personally I will only get the TSX if they really give me a super sharp price on a leftover 09. It may be closer to the EXL Accord wplus the (tech package). I am working on a lease and do like dealing with Honda all things being equal. Right now I want the best deal on a decent car so laoyalty may not hold for me.