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2011 Acura TSX - Review

 

2011
logo OVERALL RATING 8
out of 10



Wagons are back, wagons are on the way out--the 24-hour-news cycle has nothing on the auto industry when it comes to churning old memes into new content.

So which one is it: is the 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon a herald of a new crossover-free day to come, or is it a latecomer to an exclusive party with only a few European brand names on the VIP list?

It's neither, of course. Wagons never went away, and our appetite for SUV-ish caricatures guarantees they're not making any big sales comeback. What it is, simply, is our favorite Acura because of its innate Honda-ness--compact, light, responsive, reeking of efficiency. And it's neat shorthand for the nebulous idea of "near-luxury."

Acura flew us to the Bay Area, assembled a fleet of all but identical TSX Sport Wagons, and plotted a path to Bodega Bay--where Tippi Hedren had her famous run-in with some birds and set back the whole idea of cruelty-free poultry about fifty years. Up the 101, down the 101, curling around Lucas Valley Road...

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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Specs $29,610 $27,634 22 31
Tech Pkg Specs $32,710 $30,477 22 31
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Specs $29,610 $27,634 21 29
Tech Pkg Specs $32,710 $30,477 21 29
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Specs $35,150 $32,714 19 28
Tech Pkg Specs $38,250 $35,557 19 28
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Specs $30,960 $28,872 N/A N/A
Tech Pkg Specs $34,610 $32,219 N/A N/A
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