The TSX is a sporty front-wheel-drive compact sedan based loosely on the European-spec Honda Accord. The Acura TSX was completely redesigned for 2009, but carries over to 2010 largely unchanged apart from the addition of a new V-6 engine. On sale now, the car starts from $29,310 in base form and ranges up to a starting price of $37,950 for the V-6 with Technology Package.
Acura offers no visual redesign for the 2010 model year following a complete update in 2009. The aggressive front end, crisp-edged flanks, and generally modern, high-tech look of the TSX will likely please younger professionals, though more mature buyers may wonder what the fuss is about. Overall, however, the TSX presents a clean, conservative look that many reviewers like. Inside, much of the same can be said, especially once the TSX is outfitted with the electronics-heavy Technology Package. The basic styling elements are attractive and contemporary, with flowing, swoopy curves executed in pleasing materials and colors.
Standard power for the 2010 TSX comes from a 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder; the standard six-speed manual transmission definitely makes the car feel livelier, even though midrange torque has been boosted to make it more responsive with the paddle-shifted Sequential SportShift five-speed automatic transmission. All new for 2010 is a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine option that delivers one of the few things the TSX previously lacked: power. Handling is still nimble and sporting, with a firm yet absorbent ride.