2014 Acura TSX Overview
- Available as a sedan or sport wagon
- Four-cylinder and V-6 engine options
- Well equipped with a long list of standard features
The five-seat 2014 Acura TSX is a sporty, compact luxury car that offers a lot of standard features and technology. This will be the last model year for the TSX, next year it’s set to be replaced by a new model named the TLX.
From the outside, the TSX is the best translation in our opinion of Acura’s design principles. The beak-ish nose is toned down and TSX’s smaller stature makes the angular headlight and sides less abrupt. 17-inch alloy wheels are standard, with 18-inch wheels coming on V-6 models. Xenon HID headlights, fog lights, dual exhaust tips, and a power moonroof are standard.
There are two available engine options, led by a 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder that serves as the base engine. It is mated to a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. For those who want more performance out of their TSX, there is also a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that only comes with the automatic. The TSX Sport Wagon is only offered with the four-cylinder engine and the automatic transmission.
Fuel economy numbers vary slightly depending on drivetrain and transmission choices. The sedan ranges from 21-22 mpg in the city and 29-31 mpg on the highway with the base engine (higher figures with the automatic), while the V-6 returns 19/28 mpg city/highway. The Sport Wagon checks in at 22/30 mpg city/highway.
The 2014 TSX offers a luxurious interior experience as well with excellent fit and finish to go along with premium materials and the great attention to detail. It also offers a longer list of standard features than many of its competitors, with Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod port, powered/heated front seats, leather upholstery, moonroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control coming on all models. An optional navigation system with traffic and weather updates also comes with a hard drive that can store up to 15GB of music.
The TSX won a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS for its performance in crash testing. Standard safety features include an electronic stability system, side-impact and side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, and active front head restraints.