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Honda Accord, Acura TSX, Sedan
#592 of 661 2007 Accord EX V6 engine same as Acura TL?
Oct 03, 2007 (1:04 pm)
My friend told me that 2007 Accord EX V6 engine is same as Acura TL? Really?
#593 of 661 Re: 2007 Accord EX V6 engine same as Acura TL? [dnwang12]
Oct 03, 2007 (2:10 pm)
Your friend told you wrong.
The engines come from the same engine family, but are different.
Acura TL has two engine options, a 3.2L with 258 horsepower, or a 3.5L with 286 horsepower (the 3.5L comes on the Type-S).
The 2007 Honda Accord has a 3.0L with 244 horsepower. It is still plenty fast (0-60 MPH in less than 7 seconds).
#594 of 661 Re: 07/08 TSX or wait for 2008 Accord? [darthvader08]
Oct 29, 2007 (1:21 pm)
Hi There, I am in the same situation as you,I love the TSX and the 2 seat adjustment and the bluetooth which the 2008 Honda doesn't have...unless I add it....with the EXL w/navi, what did you ultimately pay for the Accord? I am coming down to the wire and really need some good advice..Can you help? Thanks
#595 of 661 Re: 07/08 TSX or wait for 2008 Accord? [daphne22]
Oct 29, 2007 (6:55 pm)
They are both nice cars, either get a new designed car or get a the TSX which is very classy. Honda does have bluetooth available as an option on all trims now! So, that will help. Basically, the Accord EX-L 4cyl, can, maybe be bought for $25k, or get the standard TSX for $26-28k. Really, you can't go wrong with either one, you need to drive them both, and let the ride make your decision. They are both made from the same company, both great values! Good Luck!
#596 of 661 TSX -vs- Accord
Oct 30, 2007 (8:29 am)
The TSX is a great entry luxury sports sedan. It has a longer warranty, more standard features, and a higher resell value compared to other vehicles in its price range. Like most auto makers, luxury features exclusive for Lexus/Acura/Infiniti/Audi are starting to trickle down to Toyota/Honda/Nissan/VW. Items like Navi, Bluetooth, XM radio, and high output engines are becoming standard or reasonably priced options.
The TSX was geared more to compete against the previous generations of Lexus (IS300), 325 BMW, and 1.8T Audi, Jaguar 2.5L X-type. Most of these cars have updated their vehicles and pretty much left the TSX behind in features, power, and price points. Now the gap is closing on the TSX from non-luxury models from Toyota, Honda, and Nissan.
We have to wait for the all new TSX in 09 to widen the gap between Honda and shorten the lead of BMW/Audi/Lexus.
Oct 30, 2007 (5:19 pm)
Does the TSX need premium or will 87 octane suffice? Like the size much better than the new longer Accord. Still think the TSX looks a bit classier...a more pulled together piece of machinery. Not to say the the new Accord is a slouch in this area, quite the contrary. But the TSX looks a bit more symetrical if that makes any sense. Both stellar automobiles. The fuel/mpg's would be a big consideration though and just not comfortable with the larger Accord.
Oct 31, 2007 (8:05 am)
89 Octane is a good choice and the lowest I would go for my TSX.
Using 87 octane will still make the car drivable and you will not notice anything different in normal conservative driving. The ECU will adjust the fuel/spark timing to reduce engine knock during high engine stress driving (hard acceleration, driving up hills, carrying a full load). The downside will be not having the full high performance potential the engine can give you. You will use more gas and have less power compared to 89-93 octane users IF you drive your car to its performance limits.
If you are a conservative driver and don't need max performance, you could use 89 octane and maybe 87 octane with no problems. I just use 91 octane because Samís club only has 87 or 91 octane at the pump in New Mexico.
#599 of 661 Which is better to lease right now?
Nov 16, 2007 (8:03 pm)
2008 TSX automatic with nav or 2008 EX-L 4 cylinder automatic with nav?
I think I might need 3 years and 45K miles, so the TSX will have full warranty and the Accord would be out of warranty for 9K miles if I used the entire 45K miles. To getfull warranty coverage on the Accord for the entire lease, I would have to buy an extended warranty and the majority of that waranty would be wasted if I really only need 9K of coverage (unless you can get a refund of unused portion at lease return).
The Accord would probably be cheaper to maintain and would get better gas mileage and use cheaper fuel and maybe cheaper insurance.
I think the Accord should be cheaper to lease 3 years based on MSRP, but if Acura has lease incentives, maybe the TSX could be leased for around the same cost as the Accord since Honda has no lease incentives on the 2008 Accord.
What do you think?
#600 of 661 Re: Which is better to lease right now? [jaxs1]
Nov 16, 2007 (8:27 pm)
I think you need to find out what the costs are and then decide whether you want a compact sporty sedan (TSX) or a large comfortable sedan (Accord).
Only you can answer those questions...
#601 of 661 Re: Which is better to lease right now? [fedlawman]
Nov 16, 2007 (8:33 pm)
I know the TSX is big enough. I would prefer it for around the same lease cost or even just a little more, but if it cost a lot more even factoring the cost of getting an extended warranty on the Accord, I would just take the Accord.
There would have to be an aggressive lease program on the TSX for costs to be close, but I don't know if there is. I know there is no discount lease rate program on the Accord.