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.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

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.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (205 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Acura TSX owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Failure/replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator faiiled and had to be replaced"

Jay H., VA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem had to do with vtec solonoids"

Fred R., NY (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"In the past couple of years, I have had the battery replaced 3 times(I think)"

Constance F., NY (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery was dead and it was because seat heater was left on when car not in use for 3 weeks....stupid design! Note I couldn't select this but the Acura burns a little oil. Not enough between changes typically but did have to add a quart at one time"

Philip J., MN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems to go through batteries every 18 months"

Fred R., NY (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"One of the rear calipers was sticking"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"changed the brakes pads and possibly rotors"

A R., OH (2007 Acura TSX)
Premature brake wear

"for the amount of miles on this car the brakes needed to be replaced I thought it to be premature"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front brake disks warped"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have been squeaking forever, even after brakes were seerviced for new pads"

Carlos H., CA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

"Replaced power steering pump due to leakage"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rack and pinion system massively leaked fluid and had failed; had to replace entire rack"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"car required a new rack and pinion-wore out"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Slow fluid leak due to faulty seals where the tie rods exit the rack"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering went out and I believe I had to replace the pump or the seals. Don't recall exactly. Cost around $1,200 at a Honda dealer"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

"Replaced both in last 12 months. They're HID type and very expensive, $320 each"

Jay H., VA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left Side HID headlight (low beam) didn't operate upon purchase of vehicle. Dealer replaced all parts at his cost"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Brake lights stopped working for the first time since I bought the car"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"One of the map lights only works when manually turn it on. It does not turn on when the doors open"

James P., SC (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Phone pairing does not work since the time I had reset the system settings. The same phone pairing works on a new Toyota highlander I own. The home link for garage door opener also stopped working after resetting the car to factory settings"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"After pressing the voice recognition button, no "tone" (which indicates to start speaking) occurs. Dealer had to replace the whole system"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"DVD player for factory GPS Navi system mounted in trunk needed to be partially disassembled and cleaned (followed suggestions in Acura forums and on youtube) when it failed to load program. DVD was spinning but not reading. Dirty head suspected. Works fine now after many months. Do not load trunk with dirty items very often"

Douglas A., PA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Rust

"The inner and lower sides of the driver's front door and passenger rear right door are rusting. It is just beginning to show on the outside of the vehicle now"

Larry L., IN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Premature chalking/fading or paint above doors"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"The break pedal had a squeak whenever I pressed it. My local car repair shop easily fixed it during a regular tune-up visit"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I hear a squeal sometimes, sounds like from my steering, however it is apparently NOT any belt. Mechanics don't have an explanation. It is rattling quite a bit more - but there are many potholes so hard to say if it is more than just being loose. Sometimes I hear ticking but that may be related to the fact that I apparently use up the oil- I usually add some oil and it goes away"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"It is probably more accurate to say it is burning oil. I have been told my engine had "no oil" at my oil changes but I don't have large stains on my garage floor"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"A/C went out 2 months ago. I thought initially was coolant problem and had recharged at a Jiffy Lube. That didn't help and issue now seen as compressor. Will need to take to real garage or dealer for repair"

Andrew S., TN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"wont accept incoming calls"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

"Two-temperature seat heating element on driver's seat lost the very warm function. Given the age and use of the vehicle, as well as still retaining the warming setting, I don't see it as a big deal"

Andrew S., TN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Timing Chain slipped causing valve damage"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"A relay or some electrical component went bad and caused the A/C to not cool. It was fixed fairly easily by a Honda dealer"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"My car became increasingly difficult to shift into gear; I realized I likely had to have the clutch replaced. The shop confirmed this, and it was approximately $2,000 to replace the clutch and flywheel assembly"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

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