2011 Acura TSX is more of the same

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Don’t blink, you may just miss the subtle changes to the 2011 Acura TSX sedan that made its debut at theLA Auto Show this week. The changes to the four-door are limited to just a handful of aesthetic tweaks. The refresh includes an altered fascia and fog light surround, and new tail lamps are also part of the mix. Acuraalso threw in a fresh batch of wheel designs, including both 17- and 18-inch rollers, depending on trim level.

Thrilling, we know. And it can all be yours for the base price of $29,610.

Buyers can look forward to the same drivetrain as before, which means both a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6 are available. In its most potent guise, the 2011 TSX will lay down 280 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque.

For all the similarities, Acura has managed to squeeze a bit more fuel economy from its small sedan. The car now delivers 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway when equipped with the four-pot and stick, or 22/31 with the automatic, which is a 1 mpg improvement across the board. Want the rest of the details? All your questions will be answered… after the break.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by dailycar - November 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm

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Acura TSX sedan gets minor updates for 2011

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Acura has officially pulled the wraps off its refreshed 2011 TSX sedan, which makes its official debut at theLA Auto Show today. Don’t get too excited, though – the tweaks are limited to a few small styling updates, similar to those seen on the TSX Sport Wagon that debuted at this year’s New York Auto Show.

Up front, the revised grille and foglamp surrounds of the TSX wagon have been fitted to the sedan, and the changes out back are limited to slightly refreshed taillamps and a license plate garnish. Four-cylinder TSXs now ride on a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels, while a larger set of 18-inch rollers are fitted to V6 models.

Powertain options remain largely unchanged for the 2011 TSX. The base 2.4-liter inline-four still makes 201 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque with the six-speed manual transmission (five-speed auto models only crank out 170 lb-ft of twist) and the larger 3.5-liter V6 carries on with 280 hp and 254 lb-ft. Acura has, however, reduced the internal operating friction of both mills, allowing for slight bumps in fuel economy. The 2.4-liter four now achieves 21/29 miles per gallon (city/highway) with the manual transmission and 22/31 with the auto, and the V6 musters a respectable 19/28 mpg. These aren’t significant increases, however – each number listed here is only one higher than the 2010 EPA ratings.
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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by dailycar - November 18, 2010 at 9:15 am

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Video: Acura reveals first commercial for new TSX Sport Wagon

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The 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon will be new to America’s sliver of luxury wagon buyers, but the fact is that it’s little more than a rebadged European Honda Accord estate with a bit more pizazz in the interior. But hey, who cares? The TSX may well be the best-looking Acura, and now it comes with more room for our stuff.

Team Honda is getting ready to launch the new wagon with a :30 second commercial that shows some Autobot-like shape-shifting CGI. The video shows the front-wheel-drive TSX sedan drifting through a hot corner, and as it swings into opposite lock, the body panels of the sedan strip away, only for the car to be reconstituted into something a bit more capacious. The animation is more Wallace and Gromit than Transformers, but the idea behind the spot is clear; the newest TSX may be a wagon, but its soul is still 100-percent sports sedan. Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself. Hot tip, Arthur!

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by dailycar - October 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm

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Acura mulling TSX coupe, Civic-based sedan?

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Acura is planning a host of product updates in the very near future, and along with the launch of the TSX Wagon, two new models could come down the pike. According to Autoweek, Acura is considering a coupe built atop the TSX platform and a compact sedan to capitalize on the States’ newfound love of smaller vehicles.

A TSX-based coupe would fill the gap left by the CL after its demise in 2003, and while Acura already produces a compact sedan for the Canadian market – the Acura CSX pictured above – it’s simply a re-badged Civic with an upgraded interior. Obviously, Acura would need to do more to woo buyers into a smaller vehicle, and its best bet is to leverage one of Honda’s other platforms for the task. An Acura Fit? Not so much…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by dailycar - October 5, 2010 at 9:05 am

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Review: 2010 Acura MDX

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“Any press is good press,” so the saying goes. With that in mind, the refreshed 2010 Acura MDX, now bearing the automaker’s corporate “beak,” should finally be garnering some much-needed attention.

And the Acura MDX deserves the spotlight. Nearing its tenth year of production, the seven-passenger crossover has flown under the radar, always relegated to yesterday’s news as the segment rapidly expanded and welcomed interesting new competitors. Seemingly tired of watching the competition steal the conversation, Acura threw on the controversial grille and significantly updated the MDX for 2010.

We spent a week with Acura’s big SUV. Pressed into family service, we put nearly 900 miles on our tester, including a one-day, 12-hour journey and more than a few trips with a full load of passengers.

While nearly everyone mentioned its questionable front fascia during the walk-around, we wondered if the Acura’s on-road performance and luxury amenities were strong enough to convince us to look the other way.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by dailycar - August 11, 2010 at 11:34 am

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