2009 Acura TSX Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
This TSX delivers enough sportiness to be enjoyable while maintaining solid credentials as a well-rounded and capable car. An economical four-cylinder engine delivers responsive performance, the front seats are excellent and the interior is well appointed. But in some ways the TSX feels ordinary. The ride is nervous and handling, though agile, is let down by steering that is short on feedback.
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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

"For a 4 cylinder, it accelerates very quickly and is very stable on taking the curves."

K B., PA (2009 Acura TSX)

"Adequate acceleration and excellent handling"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Acura TSX)

"Really grest acceleration for a 4 cylinder car. It also handles well. A pleasure to drive."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Acura TSX)

"This car has good power for a 4 cylinder. It doesn't have the thumping pull of a V-6 but it is peppy and fun to drive. It handles very well and it feels nimble."

Ernest F., AZ (2009 Acura TSX)

"Handling and acceleration are great. Fun car to drive."

Dan S., NH (2009 Acura TSX)

"pleasure to drive. Quick acceleration. great handling. gives you confidence in driving it."

Willard S., MD (2009 Acura TSX)

"See previous comments for additional detail. Car is significantly underpowered (204 hp engine, should have been more like 250-275; not sure of torque but it doesn't kick in until 4000+ rpm). Manual transmission gears are too "low" (almost no point in starting in first, though second is a bit high to start going uphill, without dragging the clutch). Very weak acceleration, poor handling. Limited sensation of the road, but also does not have particularly smooth ride to offset this. Terrible in snow with all season tires, mandates aggressive snow tires to achieve acceptable (not good) snow performance (I've lived and driven in CT, MA, VT, & MN for past 43 years, with the least driving time in CT, and multiple vehicles, so have solid snow driving experience). Absolutely no fun to drive. Pedestrian."

Anonymous, MA (2009 Acura TSX)

"The 4-cylinder engine has a lot of power for it's size that you would not expect. The car handles very well and is fun to drive."

ERNEST F., AZ (2009 Acura TSX)

"it is a pleasure to drive. holds the road well on the countryside roads; nice acceleration and responsive handling. Voice on the GPS is very nice; Info displays are interesting & useful."

WILLARD S., MD (2009 Acura TSX)

"The acceleraton is good with well engineered gear selection. The assisted power steering is precice and predictable."

AL H., FL (2009 Acura TSX)

"With manual transmission has very good acceleration. The car handles very well and rides well."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Acura TSX)

"The acceleration is adequate for all driving with the exception of long grades where the speed limit is over 65 mph. The engine doesn't have quite enough power up hills and struggles with the transmission downshifting and the engine at high revs. Passing slower traffic on open highways is problematic, not a great passing vehicle."

Ernest F., AZ (2009 Acura TSX)

"fun to drive"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX)

"acceleration is great, even with 4 cyl again ride and handling is stiff, more responsive, but my wife loves that"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Acura TSX)

"Reasonable acceleration and handling for price"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Acura TSX)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Acura TSX)

"The comfort it gives after a long trip."

K B., PA (2009 Acura TSX)

"road noise. Lumbar support doesn’t fit my back"

Jeffrey B., CA (2009 Acura TSX)

"Comfortable seats, excellent handling & ride, low road and outside noise levels"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Acura TSX)

"Bumpy ride and noisy."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX)

"Seats are comfortable on short trips. Ride is very rough and road noise is loud"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Acura TSX)

"The seats fit like a glove and have held up well after owning for almost 10 years. I continue to be disappointed with the road noise level."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Acura TSX)

"They are very comfortable and adjust to my needs."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Acura TSX)

"Seats are the most comfortable seats I have ever sat on an auto. The car is not good n cabin noise."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Acura TSX)

"It is small enough to fit my body so I feel completely in command of the car and I can park it anywhere."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Acura TSX)

"The construction of the passenger compartment is ergonomic and comfortable. Entry and exit from the vehicle is relatively easy."

STEPHEN B., OH (2009 Acura TSX)

"The sports suspension gives too rough a ride for my comfort. My husband loves it!"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Acura TSX)

"The seats are comfortable and the driving experience is excellent. The car handles well and is a finished product in every sense."

AL H., FL (2009 Acura TSX)

"very comfortable for a person of average height. Difficult for my very tall 70 year old husband to get in and out of this car. I will have to buy something different in the near future."

Anonymous, OH (2009 Acura TSX)

"The back seat is really short. The low roof makes it hard for adults to rude there"

SANDRA H., CA (2009 Acura TSX)

"Car rides hard"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX)

"I feel every bump in the road. Some like this feature, but I prefer a smoother ride. I'm used to it by now but it took some getting used to."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX)

"no vertical lumbar control, road noise"

JEFFREY B., CA (2009 Acura TSX)

"has always had a rattle in the passenger dash area"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX)

"good, supportive seats my wife is a small person, and seats fit her well steering and handling is too responsive for me, but my wife loves it!"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Acura TSX)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Beautiful and reliable car. It is a joy to drive."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Acura TSX)

"Got lowest price online, but had to drive an hour to get it"

Jeffrey B., CA (2009 Acura TSX)

"very reliable and holds its value well."

Daniel B., IL (2009 Acura TSX)

"My 2009 Acura TSX, manual transmission, technology package: PRO - has ben extremely reliable, outstanding fit and finish (especially interior), excellent navigation system, stereo, and technology package, fairly comfortable, good mileage. CON - Very underpowered, weak acceleration, poor handling, poor, suspension, absolutely NO fun to drive, miniscule rear seat leg room, exterior design too angular/harsh (almost ugly), I especially do not like wheels (compared to older versions). I should have spent the extra $12-15,000 and just bought a BMW or Audi, which is what I am planning next time. Over the 12-15 years I keep cars, I won't notice what happened to the money, but I have to see and drive the car most days."

Anonymous, MA (2009 Acura TSX)

"Fully loaded with essential needs for excellent price; no adds necessary."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Acura TSX)

"Heard about this car being on the market by a relative...it was in mint condition and the price was right...."

WILLIAM K., NY (2009 Acura TSX)

"The TSX is actually a 2005 and has 58,000 miles, still feels new. Good value for a little used car."

CALVIN B., PA (2009 Acura TSX)

"Fully loaded with features at reasonable price."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Acura TSX)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Looks sharp and well made interior."

Anonymous, VA (2009 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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