The 2014 Acura TSX is a compact entry-level luxury sedan in the base (with the 4-cylinder engine or V6 available) and Special Edition available (four-cylinder only) trim levels. 2014 Acura TSX body style ( 2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon ) checked separately. The 2014 Acura TSX standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, the automatic xenon headlights, fog lights, heated mirrors, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, a four-way power passenger seat, the heated front seats, 60/40 split-folding rear-seat backrests and a tilt-and-telescoping steering column. Other convenience features include an auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth connectivity and the seven-speaker audio system with CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary input and a USB port.
The 2014 Acura TSX Special Edition is the same, but adds a more aggressive-looking front spoiler, a unique rear bumper trim and side skirts and distinctive wheels. Inside the Special Edition faux-suede seat inserts, red interior seams, red cabin lighting, aluminum pedals, bright silver trim and a black headliner. For the base 2014 Acura TSX with the four-cylinder engine, you get the optional Technology Package an 8-inch display, the rearview camera, a navigation system, the voice recognition and a premium 10-speaker surround-sound audio system. The TSX with the V6 is standard with the technology package.
2014 Acura TSX Interior
Inside the 2014 Acura TSX, you will find an attractive design in high quality soft-touch materials were made to find. At first glance, the stroke of an incomprehensible mass of the buttons appearing to be covered, but with a little time with these controls is quite intuitive. Display of the base audio system looks more down market, however, so opt for the navigation system is given wise its better aesthetics and ease of use. The available ELS Premium Audio System is another option that we recommend.
The front seats are comfortable and the supportive. The rear seat is roomier than some competitors, although higher occupant still want a little more legroom. The trunk 14 cubic meters is better than average, and 60/40-split-folding rear seat-backs make it possible that the loading capacity to expand if the need arises. Out back, you will find the master AcuraTL is a little on the small side. Based models offer just 13.1 cubic meters, while the TL SH-AWD trunk shrinks to only 12.5 cubic feet.
2014 Acura TSX Engine
The 2014 Acura TSX sedan with a choice of two engines. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine puts out 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque (172 lb-ft when the gearbox), while the 3.5-liter V6 produces 280 horsepower and 254 lb-ft. The five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift paddles and front-wheel drive is standard on all models, available with a six-speed manual transmission as an option only with the four-cylinder engine.
An accelerated during the examination, on the 2014 Acura TSX Sedan with four-cylinder engine and manual transmission to 60 mph from a standstill in an inconspicuous 7.7 seconds. With the automatic gearbox, 0-60 times for about a second slower. The V6 is faster, posting a 0-60 time of 6.4 competitive seconds. Estimated EPA fuel economy for the 2014 Acura TSX Sedan with four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission is 26 mpg combined (22 mpg city / 31 mpg highway). This is fine for this class, although some other competitors with turbocharged four-cylinder even better. With the manual gearbox, the four-cylinder TSX drops to 24 mpg combined (21/29). Figures for the V6-powered sedan fall further to 23 mpg combined (19/28).
2014 Acura TSX Safety
The standard safety equipment on the 2014 Acura TSX include anti-lock brakes, stability control and the traction control, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain air-bags. Therearview camera is included with the Technology Package. In brake testing, both the four- and six-cylinder variants of the TSX stopped from 60 mph in 133 feet; comparable entry-level luxury sedans who we tested achieve braking distance that a substantial 10-15 meters shorter. In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2014 Acura TSX deserves a top rating in the medium overlap frontal-offset, side impact and roof strength tests.