2013 Acura TSX Road Test and Review: Features and Controls
- No changes for 2013
A model of clarity, the Acura TSX’s interior is not without flaw. In my opinion, many of the buttons on the center control panel need to be replaced by large multi-function knobs.
As it stands, a big central control knob anchors the TSX’s control panel, and when spun, serves to zoom in and out on the dated-looking navigation map shown in the upper display. Buttons for controlling navigation functions immediately surround this large knob.
Arcing around this cluster of navigation controls are the stereo controls, all buttons except for a small power/volume knob that could ought to be larger. Additionally, the TSX could use a knob for tuning and audio settings.
Automatic climate controls are tucked underneath and separate from the infotainment array, operated using buttons. Knobs for left and right temperature control, as well as manual fan speed adjustment, would be preferable.
Honestly, though, these amount to minor quibbles about a cabin that is genuinely easy to understand and simple to operate, with all controls located where the driver expects to find them.