2010 Acura TSX vs. Its Competition

2010 Acura TSX 4-door Sedan I4 Auto Tech Pkg Angular Front Exterior View
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

Buyers looking at the 2010 Acura TSX will likely be thinking about other front-wheel-drive and possibly all-wheel-drive entry-level luxury sedans, but pricier rear-wheel-drive sport sedans such as the BMW 3-Series and Lexus IS are probably outside their budgets and desires.

The Subaru Legacy GT's performance rivals that of the TSX's big brother, the TL, though its handling is a bit sharper and all-wheel drive improves poor weather capability.

On the other hand, the Legacy's backseat is a bit tight, and it's not as quiet and refined as the Acura.

The Nissan Maxima is another alternative; it's not as feature-rich as the TSX, but it has a torquey V-6 engine that gives it scorching acceleration off the line-a feature now matched for the 2010 model year TSX.

The base, front-wheel-drive Audi A4 2.0T is also a worthy competitor, with similarly good fuel efficiency and edgier performance without a sacrifice in ride.

Versus any of these competitors, there's another big selling point for the TSX: Acura dealerships.

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Quick Specs
The new 2010 Acura TSX offers more features than most entry-luxury sedans, and the V-6 cures its previous lack of power.
The 2010 Audi S4 blasts its way into a performance war with BMW and Mercedes-Benz-and Lexus, Infiniti, and Cadillac-thanks to a big price cut and 333 supercharged horsepower.
The 2010 Nissan Maxima might look like a sport sedan, but it lacks the edgy, high-performance feel necessary to complete the package.
Subaru is finally taking its all-wheel-drive message into the mid-size sedan mainstream, and it’s done so almost flawlessly with the 2010 Legacy.
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Front-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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