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

"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)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"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)

Value

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)

Styling

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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