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2014 Acura TSX KBB Expert Review

The Fair Market Range for this car in your area is $28,463 - $30,128.

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MSRP $32,530

Fair Purchase Price $29,296
Fair Market Range ($28,463 - $30,128)

Invoice $30,655
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KBB Expert Rating 7.6 / 10
10/7.6
This Car - 2014 Acura TSX
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KBB Expert Review

KBB Editors' Overview

By KBB.com Editors - Updated Date: 10/21/2013


The Acura TSX is an appealing luxury sedan that doesn't carry a luxury price tag. Straddling the line between a compact and midsize car, the 2014 TSX faces stiff competition in the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS, Audi A4, Infiniti Q50 and Cadillac ATS. Unlike those rivals, the Acura is front-wheel drive only and thus may not appeal to enthusiast drivers, but the TSX slots in at a lower price than them all. The TSX boasts dynamic driving manners, and with the optional V6 dishes up considerable muscle. For those desiring extra space, the TSX is available as a sleek station wagon that proves the words "sleek" and "station wagon" can indeed be friends. Also not to be overlooked is Acura's reputation for reliability.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you want a premium sedan with a fine balance of sportiness and comfort, plus a reliability record as sterling as that of its Honda parent, you'll find much to like in Acura's TSX. Buyers requiring extra space can get that and plenty of style in the TSX Sport Wagon.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Although it compares as well or better than its competitors on paper, Acura may not have the badge appeal of some rivals. If you live where it snows and need the added traction of all-wheel drive, look to one the TSX's competitors.

What's New for 2014

The Acura TSX sedan and TSX Sport Wagon carry over unchanged for 2014.

Driving It Driving Impressions

The 2014 Acura TSX hits the sweet spot between dynamic handling that makes you want to attack a twisty road and the comfort we all crave for the commute home after a long workday. The TSX doesn't offer the rear-wheel drive so often equated with sports sedans, but it is available with a precise 6-speed manual transmission for drivers desiring more engagement. The standard 5-speed automatic is inevitably less involving but does have paddle shifters and a Sport mode that can quicken your pulse. The TSX's suspension is balanced enough to tackle corners with glee yet still soak up road imperfections with minimal drama. Of our few gripes is Acura's electromechanical power steering that just doesn't have the feel or feedback of its German competitors. With 280 horsepower, the V6 model is noticeably quicker than the 4-cylinder version thanks to its 79 extra horses, but oddly feels less involving.

Favorite Features

STANDARD LEATHER SEATING
Once a separator between a premium and non-premium car, today some luxury brands are making you pay extra for genuine hide, offering instead faux alternatives. In the TSX, Acura doesn't. Even more relevant, the Acura TSX's front seats are among the most comfortable in this segment.

TSX SPORT WAGON
We realize some people think station wagons are about as hip as fanny packs, but the TSX Sport Wagon can change your mind. Elegant on the outside, roomy within and nearly as spry as its sedan counterpart, the TSX Sport Wagon is a tempting and more fuel-efficient alternative to a crossover SUV.


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