|Reviewed By||Jeff Stites|
|Price as Tested||$35,695; 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve i-VTECH I4, 201 hp, 5-sp automatic with Sequential Sportshift, Tech Package.|
Sized right for a daily run-around-town driver that would fulfill most of the utility needs of the average person. A decent looking sport wagon with good storage capacity. Performance and luxury doesn’t really compete with other sport wagons like the Audi A4 and BMW 3-series, but it’s cheaper, and still offers 201 horsepower.
The electric power-assisted steering and drive-by-wire gas pedal are both a bit sensitive for my driving tastes. Both seem to exaggerate minor inputs, moreso than other equally equipped vehicles I’ve driven.
I’ve entertained the thought of buying a sport wagon, and this Acura would definately be a contender. Although it’s not the car I would lust over due to the subtle body styling and 4-cylinder engine, I would be curious to see how it looks with aftermarket wheels and a slightly lower stance, which is what I’d do with an Audi A4 wagon. It does have the features I’m getting used to such as a reverse camera, heated seats and of course a power moonroof, which for me may be just enough.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
|Horsepower||201 @ 7000 rpm|
|Torque||170 @ 4300 rpm|
|EPA Mileage||22 city/30 highway|
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