A well-rounded package providing a good mix of performance, sportiness, and luxurious amenities, the Acura TSX, while not as exciting to drive as the best sports sedans, is agile and adequately roomy. The powertrain is very smooth and the four-cylinder engine provides good fuel economy. Intuitive controls and impressive fit and finish are positives, but the ride is a bit too firm for some.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Very good acceleration and handling"

LEA C., CA (2004 Acura TSX)

"Fun to drive with reasonable costs."

B G., PA (2004 Acura TSX)

"Handling nimble."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Acura TSX)

"This is a 6 speed manual transmission and very fun to drive. I test drove a new ILX and I was very disappointed in the spunkiness of the engine."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Acura TSX)

"Fun handling car but a little short on power"

PATRICK P., TX (2004 Acura TSX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats and climate control are great but there is a lot of road noise."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Acura TSX)

"Stiff suspension. Good for handling. Ride a little hard."

Anonymous, CT (2004 Acura TSX)

"Seats very comfortable. Climate control excellent. Sound system very good"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Acura TSX)

"This has been a very friendly drivers car with really superb climate control system. The driver's seat has good adjustments, but should have had a memory function. Otherwise, a very comfortable and quiet car."

PETER J., CA (2004 Acura TSX)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"No large repairs outside of normal maintenance over the last 12 years of owning the vehicle. Within the last year, the Air Conditioner stopped working and the drive train is a little more sluggish, but it is a 12 year old car with 140,000 miles on it. I will probably drive it until it no longer can be driven."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura TSX)

"Reliability excellent. No repairs other than maintenance items."

Anonymous, ON (2004 Acura TSX)

"It's worth the price"

PATRICK M., CO (2004 Acura TSX)

"I purchased this car new for a little over $27K. As of August, 2016, the car is 13 years old."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Acura TSX)

"Paid $28,000 including taxes and has been an outstanding and very reliable car. Just the normal wear and tears and no serious mechanical, engine, or electrical problems."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura TSX)

"At the time we looked at several entry level luxury cars and this one had the most bang for buck. That was the factor that contributed to the purchase."

VICKY O., OK (2004 Acura TSX)

"Hands down, this car had amazing value when I bought it in 2003 (as a 2004 model). Nothing else in its class compared. Everything was STANDARD. The only option was a navigation system. That's it. No other options, and I was thrilled it came so loaded with great features that were nearly $10k more in other cars."

PETER J., CA (2004 Acura TSX)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Still looks great after 12 years."

PATRICK P., TX (2004 Acura TSX)

"i just like the way it looks from a distance"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Acura TSX)

"Good styling all around, but tends to "sit" a little higher than more recent models which are lower overall."

EDWARD S., NY (2004 Acura TSX)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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