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2007 Acura TSX

  • 2007 Acura TSX Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      205/164
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $28,090
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2007 Acura TSX Review

An entry-level sedan that offers plenty of features and fun for its price.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2007 Acura TSX includes a long list of excellent features that make it attractive to the average driver. Luckily, it also has a price that the average driver can afford. Some might bemoan that a four-cylinder engine provides the only option, but it offers plenty of advantages. It provides enough power for the lightweight TSX (although it has a noticeable lack of torque that impedes take off), it helps keep the car's weight down, and it gets good fuel economy.

The 2007 TSX also stands out as an example of how fun an automatic transmission can be. Even if you scowl at automatics, give this one a shot and see if it changes your mind.

Overall, the TSX makes an excellent car. It offers a ton of features, strong performance, and a price that's hard to beat.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: six-speed manual, five-speed automatic with Sequential Sportshift
Models: Acura TSX

What's New

The 2007 Acura TSX receives a tire-pressure monitoring system as a standard feature.

Exterior

The 2007 Acura TSX's exterior looks similar to many other vehicles in its class. Slap a Honda logo on its grille and you might mistake it for an Accord. That's hardly a bad thing since most sedans flaunt classy designs that look quite nice. This family vehicle performs reliably. If you want a flashy appearance, then look elsewhere.

The TSX comes with some pretty impressive standard exterior features for the price. Alloy wheels and xenon HID headlights, for instance, stand far above the standard features offered by many cars in this class and price range.

Interior

The 2007 TSX only comes in one trim level. That means you get plenty of standard features. It comes with leather upholstery, brightly lit gauges that have been arranged expertly, and supportive seats that help you stay relaxed even during long drives. Rear passengers appreciate a generous amount of foot space.

The TSX offers several features that you would only expect to find in a luxury model. Dual-zone automatic climate control, for instance, comes standard. So do power accessories, a power driver's seat, and an excellent sound system. It even comes with an intuitive navigation system that proves easy to use. Unfortunately, you have to settle for the factory version since Acura doesn't offer an upgrade.

Although the 2007 Acura TSX claims to seat five people, anyone stuck in the middle rear seat immediately questions whether the design matches the promise. Sure, an adult can sit there, but he or she quickly becomes uncomfortable. A full cab, therefore, can only be recommended for short trips.

Performance & Handling

The TSX comes with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that offers 205 horsepower and 164 lb-ft of torque. The high-revving engine adds a thrill to every drive. Plus, it offers enough horsepower for a lightweight sedan such as this. Unfortunately, the torque doesn't exactly meet expectations. With 164 lb-ft, the 2007 Acura TSX won't leave anyone behind at the starting line. Once you hit a good speed, though, the four-cylinder engine performs admirably.

It offers terrific handling with quickly responding steering. The finely tuned suspension makes the drive feel safe and comfortable. Plus, you get a choice of a manual or automatic transmission to fit your preference. The manual, of course, always offers more fun than the automatic. Still, this automatic transmission puts most cars to shame. Even if you prefer to avoid a manual, you can still have fun in the 2007 Acura TSX.

Safety

The TSX offers a ton of standard safety features, including traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, brake assist, a tire-pressure monitoring system, front and rear side-curtain airbags, and front side airbags. It also has a body designed to withstand impacts when the driver cannot avoid them. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the 2007 Acura TSX a ""Good"" rating (its highest) for frontal-offset crashes. The TSX receives an ""Acceptable"" for side-impact tests.

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration agrees that the 2007 Acura TSX handles crashes extremely well. It gives the TSX five out of five stars in every test except for rear side-impact tests, for which the TSX earns four stars.

EPA Fuel Economy

Acura TSX: 20/28 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Nice interior
  • Powerful engine
  • Excellent handling

You Won't Like

  • Underwhelming torque

Sum Up

An entry-level sedan that offers plenty of features and fun for its price.

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