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BASE INVOICE
$27,359
BASE MSRP
$29,310
Quick Take
The new 2010 Acura TSX offers more features than most entry-luxury sedans, and the V-6 cures its previous lack of power. Read more »
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To put together this review on the new 2010 Acura TSX, the experts at TheCarConnection.com drew on a broad range of reviews and added their own firsthand information wherever possible to assure the best accuracy and depth.

Likes:

  • Flowing instrument panel design
  • Perky performance with manual transmission
  • Quiet, refined interior and powertrain
  • Supportive seats
  • Standard Bluetooth hands-free interface

Dislikes:

  • Limited backseat space for adults
  • Nav system only available in a $3,100 package
  • All the chrome in front doesn't fit the TSX's character

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.

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