New 2011 Acura TSX Gains MPGs, Freshened Styling
For 2011, Honda has updated the Acura TSX with several exterior changes, enhanced technology features and bolstered fuel efficiency. Struggling to compete in the upscale compact car market, Honda hopes these changes will be enough to boost sales and make the vehicle competitive with top sellers like the 2011 Volkswagen GTI and 2011 Audi A4. Learn what's new on the 2011 Acura TSX and review mpgs, features and pricing.
Exterior Changes - 2011 Acura TSX
The big news for the 2011 TSX is the introduction of an all-new Sport Wagon model. This trim is intended to improve interior cabin space and storage options. The model is set to compete directly against the Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3 Series Wagon.
On all trims (sedan and Sport Wagon), the Acura TSX receives a facelift that includes revised front fascia, chin spoiler, fog light assembly and grille. An altered taillight design and freshened license plate garnish round out exterior changes for the new model. Combined, these alterations are intended to improve aerodynamics of the vehicle.
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Interior Changes - 2011 Acura TSX
On the inside, Acura TSX passengers are greeted with an updated design that includes a revised center console and a variety of minor visual updates (such as darker trim accessories). Rear passengers will likely enjoy the addition of rear heating and cooling vents.
Steps have been taken to deliver a whisper-quiet driving experience. Thicker window glass, bolstered insulation and other upgrades all serve to reduce road noise.
The Acura's optional Technology package now comes with an enhanced full VGA navigation system, Song By Voice user interface and 60-GB hard drive.
The TSX Sport Wagon extends maximum storage capacity to 60.5 cubic feet with rear seats folded flat. This figure beats out top competitors like the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.
Performance Changes - 2011 Acura TSX
The 2011 Acura TSX returns with the same engine offerings as last year. However, tweaks have been made to reduce internal operating friction. As a result, the new TSX now delivers an estimated one-mpg improvement in both city and highway driving. Fuel figures for the base sedan are estimated at 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway (26 mpg combined).
The base engine for the Acura TSX is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 201 horsepower. A 280-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine is also available. Sport Wagon models will only be available with the four-cylinder engine.
Pricing Changes - 2011 Acura TSX
Base price for the 2011 TSX is listed at $29,610. This constitutes a $300 price increase when compared to last year. For that price, shoppers get dual-zone climate control, 8-way power driver's seat, driver memory seat, 4-way power front passenger seat, leather upholstery, sunroof, 7-speaker sound system, USB port and satellite radio. Sedan models equipped with the Technology Package start at $32,710 and models with the V6 engine start at $35,150.
Shoppers interested in the Acura TSX Sport Wagon should expect to pay a minimum of $30,960. They should also expect the trim variant to show up on dealership lots starting December 21, 2010.
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