The key features that draw most buyers to the 2007 Acura TSX are price and the positive associations of the Acura name itself.
The TSX is also a front-wheel-drive sedan in a category that includes many all- and rear-wheel-drive models.
The BMW 3 Series and Infiniti G35, for example, have rear-wheel drive and will probably feel different to drivers who like the ride of the TSX.
One good option might be the Saab 9-3, which has a base price close to that of the 2007 TSX.
Horsepower is similar (210 hp in the Saab), the manual transmission is a good match, and the cabin design is very much the same, with spacious front seats and a tight backseat.
Another option might be the Audi A4 2.0T, which has a 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
The Audi comes with a turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder that feels a bit more powerful than rivals while offering better fuel economy.
Drivers might also consider the larger, roomier Maxima if they want something with a sporty feel like the TSX but with more backseat space.
The engine is bigger (V-6 with 255 hp).
Last but not least, drivers might consider the Subaru Legacy GT, which adds a more powerful engine (250 hp turbocharged flat-four), but lower gas mileage.
The GT throws in the bonus of all-wheel drive.
|2007 Acura TSX||2009 Audi A4||2009 Saab 9-3||2009 Subaru Legacy||2008 Nissan Maxima|
|$28,090Browse Used Listings||$30,700Browse Used Listings||$30,360Browse Used Listings||$20,795Browse Used Listings||$28,630Browse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Turbocharged I4||Gas Flat 4-Cyl||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan MT||4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*||4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring||4-Door H4 Manual||4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE|
|Front-Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual w/OD||CVT||Manual||Manual||Continously Variable|