Aug 23, 2004
Reviewed By Jeff Sabatini
Price as Tested $29,035

styling is classier than any other Acura; rev-happy 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 7,100-rpm redline; good-shifting six-speed manual; well-balanced suspension; a pleasure to drive in any circumstance.


Not the highest quality interior; $2,000 optional nav system (see above).


Based on the European Accord rather than the American one that underpins the TL, the TSX shows exactly what we tend to miss out on here in the U.S. The TSX is smallish, more the size of an older BMW 3-series than a typical mid-size sedan, but it’s still packaged to carry four adults comfortably. The size benefit is that a 200-hp four gives plenty of performance and still returns 29 mpg on the highway. Sadly, in our Super-Sized society, this sedan is not going to impress anyone—except maybe its driver.

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating