2006 Acura TSX Quick Spin
Stylish and competent but without an ace to play
To keep the TSX competitive, Acura has added five horsepower and given its crisp-looking entry sedan a mild exterior freshening. We think this is enough to keep the TSX in the hunt with Audi, BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes – especially at its $28,505 entry price (including $615 destination fee). The refreshed TSX lands right into the mix in terms of power, and the massaged bodywork gives the TSX a sportier and more aggressive appeal.
Making a compelling case for itself, the 2006 Acura TSX does everything an entry-level luxury car should, and does it well. However, it doesn’t excel in any particular category. Unlike the competition, you can’t get a V6 or AWD by spending a little extra cash. Aside from the value it possesses, no singularly spectacular characteristic sets it apart from the rest of the class, making it the stealth car of the entry-level luxury class and a great choice for those that like to fly below the radar. Unfortunately for Acura, most entry-luxury car buyers want to proclaim to the world that they’re on the fast-track to success.