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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
Well-built with nice materials
Rear cargo space is downright cavernous compared to the…Audi, BMW and Volvo
Its sporty, sloped rear window…prevents skyward stacking of Huggies boxes
Los Angeles Times
Solid assembly quality with nicely textured trim and plastics
Easy to find a good driving position
The 2013 Acura TSX remains a step smaller than the TL sedan, but you might be surprised to find that there's not all that much of a difference in interior comfort. And with excellent seats, a good driving position, reasonable cargo space, and good ride quality, the TSX proves itself to be more useful than a number of dedicated sport sedans that are around the same exterior size.
The front seats you get throughout the TSX lineup are impressive, as they fit a wide range of sizes and are quite adjustable; they do tend to be on the firm side, however. In back, the TSX definitely borders on tight on legroom for six-footers, with headroom limited as well, but four average-height adults can fit just fine--much better, it seems, than in rivals like the Audi A4.
There's plenty of space for cargo as well. The trunk in sedans is surprisingly roomy, and the Sport Wagon models have more space and a low flat floor that does come with one sacrifice: There's no spare tire on that model (just a repair kit).
Across the TSX model line, there are plenty of in-cabin pockets and compartments; cabin materials are nothing special in themselves, but they're all well-coordinated, with good fit and finish.
Ride comfort can be a bit on the firm side, but it's about on par with other mid-size sporty luxury sedans; although some coarse road surfaces can transmit noise into the cabin, it's reasonably tight and quiet most of the time.
Well-coordinated, upscale cabin appointments and great front seats add appeal--and the TSX Wagon is a space-efficiency star--but back-seat space is tight.