2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon @ 2010 New York Auto Show

Another New York world debut, the new 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon provides Honda's upline division an even more practical take on the entry-level luxury offered by its sedan siblings. Although Acura held back a few of the details on this five-passenger wagon -- including pricing info -- until closer to its fall on-sale date, the newest TSX family member clearly blends style, features and functionality in a way the automaker feels will make it a worthy addition to the lineup.

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Derived from the compact TSX four-door, Acura's first-ever wagon variant also shares a good deal of its basic platform architecture with the Euro-spec Honda Accord Touring model. Unlike the sedan, the 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon initially will only be offered with one powertrain pairing: the existing 2.4-liter all-aluminum i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine paired with a Sequential SportShift five-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. While Acura provided no output numbers, we expect to see the 201 horsepower/170 lb.-ft. of torque specs carry. It did indicate that highway mileage on the TSX Sport Wagon will be at least 30 mph when the final EPA figures are issued.

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In keeping with its station, the 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon comes will an impressive roster of standards, from leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and a power moonroof to a premium audio package, Bluetooth/USB/iPod connectivity and a comprehensive array of safety features. While its formal cargo capacity was not released, the rear bay of the TSX Sport Wagon does include a removable side panel to better accommodate wider items as well as integrated under-floor bins for hidden storage, all of which is accessed via a large, single-piece liftgate. Heading the list of options are a hard disk drive-based Acura Navigation System with an all-new eight-inch full VGA high-resolution color display, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather and an Acura/ELS Surround Premium Audio System and hard disk drive media storage.

Although it won't match the absolute quickness of a V6-powered TSX Sedan, the 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon promises to provide the same kind of enthusiast grade handling capabilities. Complementing its well-tuned independent suspension, electronic stability/traction controls and capable anti-lock disc brakes are 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in V-rated 225/50 all-season tires.

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