2007 Acura TSX vs. Its Competition

2007 Acura TSX
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The key features that draw most buyers to the 2007 Acura TSX are price and the positive associations of the Acura name itself.

The TSX is also a front-wheel-drive sedan in a category that includes many all- and rear-wheel-drive models.

The BMW 3 Series and Infiniti G35, for example, have rear-wheel drive and will probably feel different to drivers who like the ride of the TSX.

One good option might be the Saab 9-3, which has a base price close to that of the 2007 TSX.

Horsepower is similar (210 hp in the Saab), the manual transmission is a good match, and the cabin design is very much the same, with spacious front seats and a tight backseat.

Another option might be the Audi A4 2.0T, which has a 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

The Audi comes with a turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder that feels a bit more powerful than rivals while offering better fuel economy.

Drivers might also consider the larger, roomier Maxima if they want something with a sporty feel like the TSX but with more backseat space.

The engine is bigger (V-6 with 255 hp).

Last but not least, drivers might consider the Subaru Legacy GT, which adds a more powerful engine (250 hp turbocharged flat-four), but lower gas mileage.

The GT throws in the bonus of all-wheel drive.

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Quick Specs
For drivers seeking a fun-to-drive sport sedan and don’t mind a conservative look, the 2007 Acura TSX is a smart choice.
The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
Despite rather conservative styling, the 2009 Saab 9-3 is one of the boldest performers in its class.
The 2009 Subaru Legacy appeals to rugged, sporty, and practical types, but not those who expect top refinement.
The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a bit more aesthetically appealing than a top-of-the-line Altima or Accord, but it doesn’t perform any better.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Turbocharged I4Gas Flat 4-CylGas V6
EPA Class    
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan MT4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring4-Door H4 Manual4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE
Front-Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Manual w/ODCVTManualManualContinously Variable
Detailed Spec Comparison
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