2009 Acura TSX Review

The Car Connection Expert Rating Breakdown?

8.8
on a scale of 1 to 10
Styling
8.0
Expert Rating
Performance
8.0
Expert Rating
Comfort & Quality
8.0
Expert Rating
Safety
10
Expert Rating
Features
10
Expert Rating
2017
The Car Connection
2017
The Car Connection

The Car Connection Expert Review

Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The new 2009 Acura TSX has a standout features list and distinctive interior, but its acceleration isn't notable.

The TSX is Acura's least-expensive sedan. It has front-wheel drive and sporty road manners. This year, it's completely redesigned and quite different than the 2008 TSX, with new proportions, a slightly larger size that's several inches bigger overall in most directions, a neatened appearance with the updated Acura grille, and a more inviting interior with additional standard and available convenience features.

 

A 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 201 hp powers the new 2009 Acura TSX; like its predecessor, it's definitely peppier with the standard 6-speed manual, though torque in the midrange gets a boost, which boosts its responsiveness through the paddle-shifted 5-speed automatic. While it's eager, it's no high-performance vehicle; it has a firm but absorbent ride and nimble handling.

 

Most so-called entry-luxury cars skimp a bit on convenience and luxury features, and some fail to offer the top tech options. The TSX is especially feature-laden. Automatic climate control, a USB interface, and Bluetooth are on the standard-features list, and the available navigation system features real-time traffic information so it can help redirect you around traffic incidents. A 410-watt Elliot Scheiner-tuned sound system is also available.


The 2009 Acura TSX sports all the latest in safety, including side and side-curtain airbags, and electronic stability control. The 2009 TSX has earned the "Top Safety Pick" award from the IIHS.

The Car Connection Consumer Review

Rate and Review your car for The Car Connection! Tell us your own ratings for a vehicle you own. Rate your car on Performance, Safety, Features and more.
Write a Review
June 13, 2015
2014 Acura TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic

It is safe,convenient and economical

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
As my friend uses this car she said It is convenient and I drove this car for a while it is really comfortable, the leather seat I like and the design in and out is perfect
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
December 17, 2015
2013 Acura TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg

Great car and fun to drive

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
I traded my Tacoma for this and am very impressed with the performance and handling with just a 4 cylinder. My wife and kids like using the paddles but because it is lower than the Tacoma my wife has scratched... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
January 15, 2015
For 2008 Acura TSX

Great sedan for family use

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
The TSX was like an upgraded Honda Accord. I've owned and drove it as a daily driver for 3 years. It was a hand me down from my in-laws. It is peppy and has very good handling. The 2008 was about as roomy as... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
See all user reviews »
Looking for other models of the Acura TSX?
Read reviews & get prices
Compare the 2009 Acura TSX against the competition
Compare All Cars
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
See More Used