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

"I drive in heavy traffic each day to and from work. This car is very easy to drive and does the job well."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Acura TSX)

"The four cylinder is a bit underpowered, especially from a stop. And it doesn't downshift well when slowing down. It will stay in third gear until the car is almost stopped and downshift roughly and abruptly when even moderate power is applied. Dealer says that's the way that transmission works."

THOMAS B., AL (2013 Acura TSX)

"Good value"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Acura TSX)

"This car replaced an Audi A4 that was constantly falling apartment in the shop for repairs. This car handles as well as the Audi and has not had a single repair in the 3 years I have owned it."

ALLAN M., MD (2013 Acura TSX)

"Good acceleration for a 4 cylinder, handles very well even at 80000 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Acura TSX)

"Handling and acceleration is very good for the small 2.4L engine"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Acura TSX)

"Handles and accelerates extremely well, resulting in an enjoyable driving experience."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Acura TSX)

"better acceleration"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Acura TSX)

"Able to see around me clearly. Car reacts good to sudden situations. Handling is great and parking easy."

Robert B., CA (2013 Acura TSX)

"Great acceleration, handling - really enjoyable to drive. Sporty but still comfortable ride."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Acura TSX)

"Okay acceleration, handling is responsive, road noise is pretty intrusive"

Daniel C., NY (2013 Acura TSX)

"excellent acceleration and handling"

Allan C., NV (2013 Acura TSX)

"has a sporty ride and quick early acceleration, but runs short of breath at higher RPM."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Acura TSX)

"Excellent acceleration and control for a 4 cylinder vehicle."

Colin B., MO (2013 Acura TSX)

"The car is very responsive and agile in the city and on the highway."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Acura TSX)

"Very good balance of handling and comfort for a wagon."

John L., AZ (2013 Acura TSX)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"We do not have the Nav. system so the radio and AC controls are still pretty forward to operate. We do enjoy the Blue tooth for the phone."

FLOYD K., TX (2013 Acura TSX)

"Easy to drive"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Acura TSX)

"The seats suck. 1 hour max, they your but hurts or goes to sleep.The ride is still a bit choppy. Climate control is great. Too much wind noise @ highway speed."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Acura TSX)

"Very quiet ride, very comfortable seating and excellent handling. The only bad thing is the rear view mirror night dimmer doesn't work due to a design flaw."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Acura TSX)

"Very comfortable during long trips"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Acura TSX)

"comfortable. sporty ride"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Acura TSX)

"--No lumbar adjustment in seats. --Fairly noisy interior."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Acura TSX)

"Fully adjustable and comfortable."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Acura TSX)

"Seats very uncomfortable on longer trips"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Acura TSX)

"We took our first long trip in the TSX and the seats made our legs numb and backs ache. No amount of adjustment helped. They are hard and slim on the padding. Most Honda products hurt our backs, but these are especially bad."

John L., AZ (2013 Acura TSX)

"comfortable but road noise could be lesser"

Allan C., NV (2013 Acura TSX)

"overall excellent."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Acura TSX)

"would prefer less road noise"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Acura TSX)

"Seats are supportive, ride is sporty but controlled, no real noise other than tire noise. It handles and rides well."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Acura TSX)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"I wanted a wagon. This was one of the few available. With the tech package added, value was remarkable for a 36k Msrp. I traded in my 2011 Honda Pilot."

PAUL S., OH (2013 Acura TSX)

"All you do is change the oil. Nothing breaks incredible car. I had an Acura TL that I traded in and got the TSX at a super price. I have owned Cadillacs, Lincolns, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes. This car is better than any of them at half the price. I was sorely disappointed that the new TLX was so poorly rated by Consumers that I am stuck with the TSX until you highly rate another Accra. I've owned 2 Acuras and they were both absolutely trouble-free, again at half the price."

RONALD W., MD (2013 Acura TSX)

"The TSX was the best value out when I purchased it. It has that great Honda 4 cylinder engine and a plethora of features that cost thousands more in European cars. The navigation, voice control and safety features are outstanding."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Acura TSX)

"I have gotten up to 43 MPG in the state of Utah. 39 MPG in Colorado in spite that I use Premium fuel. the seats ave very comfortable and te cost to maintain it is below average"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Acura TSX)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Last of the good looking Acura's. Glad we were able to get this vs any of the 2014 models."

FLOYD K., TX (2013 Acura TSX)

"Paint quality seems inferior. The paint chips badly from dings and looks bad. I didn't have this problem with my prior 2008 TSX."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Acura TSX)

"Can NOT see traffic. Blind spots all over. Have to creep through intersections and triple check for other traffic. Without a backup camera there is no way to parallel park or even back out of a parking slot."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Acura TSX)
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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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