2014 Acura TSX Sedan and Sports Wagon mix luxury and performance

Article by Anita Panait, on September 27, 2013

For those seeking a merger of luxury and sporting performance, it would be best to consider the all-new 2014 Acura TSX Sedan and Sport Wagon. The five-passenger TSX model lineup carries over for 2014, with the base 4-cylinder TSX Sedan – featuring a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission – at a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $30,635.

For added features, one could avail of Acura’s Technology Package. The TSX Special Edition Sedan features either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission. It also features an ebony interior with red stitching, red instrument illumination and other upgrades. The TSX V-6 with Technology Package tops the sedan lineup.

On the sports wagon side, the TSX is powered by the same engine that runs the sedan, mated to Sequential SportShift automatic transmission. It comes with a MSRP of $31,985. The Technology Package is the only available upgrade for the TSX Sport Wagon.

Coming as standard for the 2014 TSX are Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and a glass moonroof. The TSX Special Edition Sedan features an exterior with sport-minded front, side and rear underbody spoilers. Its interior, meanwhile, exudes a blend of sport sedan style with comfort. It features standard leather seating with contrasting-color stitching.

The TSX Special Edition Sedan features an eight-way power driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support as well as a passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment as standard.

The 2014 TSX Sedan could be powered by either a 201hp 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine or a 280-hp3.5-liter V-65 -- both mated to a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Coming as a no-cost option for the 4-cylinder TSX Special Edition Sedan is a 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission.

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2014 Acura TSX Sedan and Sport Wagon Blend Luxury and Sporting Performance

With engaging, athletic handling, the 2014 Acura TSX Sedan and Sport Wagon continue a well-established sporting streak. And with comfortable space for five passengers coupled with compact exterior dimensions, the TSX also hits the sweet spot for drivers with an enthusiast's mindset.

The TSX model lineup carries over for 2014, starting with the 4-cylinder TSX Sedan with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $30,6351, including a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission. An available Technology Package adds a range of desirable features.

The TSX Special Edition Sedan is available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission, and adds an ebony interior with red stitching, red instrument illumination and other upgrades. The TSX V-6 with Technology Package tops the sedan lineup. The TSX Sport Wagon is powered exclusively by the TSX Sedan's 4-cylinder engine paired with a Sequential SportShift automatic transmission, and has a MSRP of $31,9851. The Technology Package is the sole available upgrade to the TSX Sport Wagon.

The TSX Sedan goes on-sale today; the TSX Sport Wagon goes on-sale September 27. View, build and price a 2014 Acura TSX at http://www.acura.com/TSXLanding.aspx.

Exterior 

The TSX fully looks the part of a sport sedan, with bold lines and a wide, powerful stance. The 2014 TSX comes well equipped with standard features such as Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and a glass moonroof. With the TSX Sport Wagon model, sport-sedan styling and added utility join to create a perfect mix for those who lead an active lifestyle.

The 2.4-liter 4-cylinder models (Sedan and Sport Wagon) feature standard 17-inch, 5-spoke aluminum wheels, while split 5-spoke, 18-inch aluminum wheels are standard on the TSX Sedan with 3.5-liter V-6 engine.

The TSX Special Edition Sedan augments the exterior with sport-minded front, side and rear underbody spoilers.

Interior

Inside, the TSX blends sport sedan style with inviting comfort, with standard leather seating highlighted by handsome contrasting-color stitching. An 8-way power driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support and a passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment are standard.

For those who are considering the purchase of a compact SUV - but who value the higher fuel efficiency and dynamic performance of a sports sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon offers a generous 66.2 cubic feet of rear cargo area (with rear seats folded down; 31.5 cu. ft. with the seats up), allowing the Sport Wagon to accommodate bulky items such as large boxes, furniture, bicycles, four full-size golf bags or surfboards.

Acura is known for its powerful, intuitive technology, and the 2014 TSX delivers on this concept. The TSX with the available Technology Package includes an LED backlit full VGA navigation screen, rearview camera, Song By Voice (SBV) user interface, and the ability to download 15-gigabytes of personal music (more than 3,500 songs) to the TSX's hard disk drive (HDD). Grammy® award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design the Acura/ELS Surround®3 Premium 10-speaker Sound System to reproduce music the way it is heard in the recording studio.

Powertrain

The 2014 TSX Sedan model range offers two powerful engine choices: a responsive 201-horsepower 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine4 and a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V-65. Both engines are paired with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 4-cylinder TSX Special Edition Sedan offers the alternate choice of a 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission as a no-cost option.

Safety

Standard safety equipment on all Acura models includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, ABS, dual-stage/multiple-threshold front airbags, front-side airbags, side curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions, front seatbelts with automatic tensioning system and load limiters, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Daytime Running Lights (DRL).

The 2013 TSX earned the top-level rating of GOOD in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) moderate overlap frontal barrier crash test, side impact crash test and roof strength test. It was also named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.

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