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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
Well-built with nice materials
Easy to find a good driving position
Solid assembly quality with nicely textured trim and plastics
Comfort and quality of the TSX aren't quite top-notch, but are right on par for the mid-size luxury sedan segment. Materials quality is high, and fit and finish can hardly be quibbled with, though rear legroom and seat comfort are frequent points of complaint. Even the front seats can prove too firm for some people. Cargo space, on the other hand, is good, with an ample trunk and plenty of in-cabin pockets and compartments. On this score, the four-cylinder and V-6 vehicles are identical.
The 2010 Acura TSX has the typical five seating positions, but front-seat passengers will find their conditions decidedly more comfortable than rear occupants. ConsumerGuide decrees that front-seat "legroom is good" but laments the fact that headroom is at a premium "beneath the sunroof housing." They like the "nicely bolstered" seats, despite the fact that they are a "bit too firm for ideal comfort." Nonetheless, those firm seats are helpful when tossing the Acura TSX through a curvy back road. Cars.com reviewers say "it's easy to find a good driving position" in the TSX's standard leather seats. They state that "the backseat isn't as comfortable," thanks in part to the "limited legroom." ConsumerGuide agrees, calling the lack of rear room "somewhat disappointing."
Cargo space is much better than the previous-generation TSX, thanks to its larger dimensions. ConsumerGuide notes that "storage pockets in all four doors" help make up for the "somewhat small glovebox and center console bins." The trunk, on the other hand, is fairly capacious, with Edmunds stating it "measures 12.6 cubic feet" in volume. Cars.com says it can also be expanded, thanks to the folding rear seats.
All reviews read by TheCarConnection.com commend materials quality and assembly on the Acura TSA. Edmunds says "materials are consistent with the rest of Acura's well-built line," though you won't find "a Lexus-like level of opulence"-just as you'd expect, with the further upmarket Acura TL more suited to battle with Lexus's offerings. ConsumerGuide mentions the TSX's "solid assembly quality" and points out the trim and plastic parts are "nicely textured."
The previous-generation Acura TSX was oft maligned for its high level of road noise. For the 2009 redesign, carried forward to 2010, Acura engineers take pains to reduce cabin noise, but some reviewers argue they may have gone too far, making other noises more prominent. Edmunds says the extra sound damping and more rigid structure "quiets things down on the freeway," but ConsumerGuide finds that the Acura TSX's engine "sounds loud and unrefined, particularly as its speed rises."
The 2010 Acura TSX is well-built with quality materials, but could still use some work on cabin noise.