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

"Acceleration is OK and expected for the engine and HP but would like more power."

Anonymous, TN (2005 Acura TSX)

"still fun to drive, 6 speed stick is great for handling, still accelerates well, esp. with stick shift"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Acura TSX)

"I already have."

Anonymous, BC (2005 Acura TSX)

"Good acceleration and fun to drive."

Gary P., BC (2005 Acura TSX)

"fun acceleration."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TSX)

"This car is, and has been from the start of our relationship, a joy to drive. The manual transmission remains a pleasure, even for a boy of 72."

Anonymous, BC (2005 Acura TSX)

"Great midrange acceleration."

Anonymous, CT (2005 Acura TSX)

"The ACURA TSX rides like a sports car. We were not aware of this aspect when we bought the car. WE bought it for our son and had it shipped to us without ever driving the car. Other than the way the car rides, we have been very pleased with it."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TSX)

"Acceleration is great for a 4 cylinder engine, handling in slick conditions is good whereas a 4wheel drive would be great."

RICARDO L., MO (2005 Acura TSX)

"Despite relatively size, engine has very good pep. Handling is very capable."

Tom H., PA (2005 Acura TSX)

"auto is now 12 years old and handles as well as it did new."

Richard B., CA (2005 Acura TSX)

"Awesome in the corners with smooth acceleration. True sports feel and performance in a high endvehicle."

Anonymous, MB (2005 Acura TSX)

"Great fun car to drive: seven speed."

Jeremiah H., CA (2005 Acura TSX)

"Handles well but could have grippier tires. Keep the RPM's up and it accelerates great"

Michael B., NY (2005 Acura TSX)

"Everything is just right. Diapointed in not being able to replace with a newer version and a relatively similar price"

Tracy R., CA (2005 Acura TSX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats remain comfortable and in excellent condition after 13 years"

Richard B., CA (2005 Acura TSX)

"Although, it is a 13 year old car, the styling is still very appealing. Acceleration and ride is very sporty and noise level seems to be just right while keeping you connected with the feel of the road. My complaint is that Auto Trans. makes a whistle noise which is well pronounced at higher speed for which I was told to replace or rebuild the transmission."

Asif H., GA (2005 Acura TSX)

"The seats are adjustable, the noise is acceptable, the ride continues to delight. As I have told you in previous surveys, the TSX has a very slick 6 speed manual transmission and continues to handle, as CR once put it, in a sporty manner. I have aged; it has not."

Anonymous, BC (2005 Acura TSX)

"rides very nice for an older car. little bit of road noise but better on asphalt than concrete. seats are very adjustable and comfortable even after a 3 hour drive."

Anonymous, WV (2005 Acura TSX)

"Seats are comfortable but noise level could be lower. Ride is as expected for small sedan."

Anonymous, TN (2005 Acura TSX)

"Comfort: The ride is not as smooth as I would prefer."

Anonymous, HI (2005 Acura TSX)

"seats, climate control"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TSX)

"I wish you could turn the heat off like you can with the AC because the heat comes on when I start out in the morning just because its cooler than I set the AC"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Acura TSX)

"Wish there was a little less road noise."

Karen E., MA (2005 Acura TSX)

"Last a long time good support"

Raymond S., WA (2005 Acura TSX)

"Still as comfortable and the same performance as new."

Gary P., BC (2005 Acura TSX)


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

What Owners Say

"did not know that the car required high octane gas"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TSX)

"bought lease car at good price, very low mileage, 17000 miles and one year of warranty left. no other major problems besides ac compressor."

Anonymous, OK (2005 Acura TSX)

"fun to drive, great mpg, enough power for most driving situations, great handling, 117,000 miles and still reliable."

EUGENE S., NV (2005 Acura TSX)

"Good deal."

Anonymous, GA (2005 Acura TSX)

"VERY reliable with no extraordinary repairs needed in the 12 years I've had this car."

Gary P., BC (2005 Acura TSX)

"Car has been extremely reliable, and regular maintenance costs surprisingly affordable. Nice assortment of features for the price paid."

Tom H., PA (2005 Acura TSX)

"The car handles very well considering the tires could be grippier. It accelerates very well, has a really good sound system, is comfortable and fun to drive. It is ridiculously reliable and extremely cost efficient to own."

Michael B., NY (2005 Acura TSX)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It has a modern look & sleek lines."

RICARDO L., MO (2005 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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