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in Used Wagons $20K and up

Avg. Price Paid: $23,483 - $26,012
Original MSRP: $31,860 - $35,510
MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy

2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Interior

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Though it isn't perfect, reviewers say the interior of the 2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon is a nice place to spend time. Most agree that the front seats are roomy, but the rear seats are cramped.  Reviewers appreciate the cabin's good build quality and easy-to-use technology.

  • "The TSX's interior has a high-quality appearance and room for up to five people." -- Cars.com
  • "TSX exhibits solid assembly quality we expect of a Honda product, though the overall ambiance might be a bit too understated for some shoppers." -- Consumer Guide
  • "There's a sense of quality inside the TSX that falls somewhere between the sensible Mazda CX-7 and the luxurious BMW X3. Everything fits together nicely, the materials are high quality and road and engine noise are kept largely at bay." -- Edmunds (2011)
  • "The ... Acura TSX Sport Wagon's cabin tech, with its hard-drive-based navigation, advanced voice command, and ELS audio system, earns the car an excellent score for electronics. The car offers a full range of audio sources and external data including traffic and weather." -- CNET (2011)

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Seating

The 2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon seats five people in two rows. Leather upholstery is standard. According to most reviewers, the seats are comfortable for the long haul. Several reviewers note that the rear seat is a bit cramped, however.

  • "Virtually all our testers complained about rear-seat space, which is below average for a modern compact vehicle. It's the main downside of the sedan-based body. Legroom is particularly limited, as is headroom for occupants 5-foot-10 and taller." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The seating position is instantly right, with minimal fiddling, which seems to set the car up for spirited driving right out of box.” -- AutoWeek (2011)
  • "Our 6-foot-1-inch copy editor stuffed himself in the backseat after adjusting the driver seat for his preferred position. His knees touched the seatback, but there was ample headroom. He'd tolerate a ride across town this way, but not much farther." -- Edmunds (2011)
  • "Narrow, toe-tangling rear door openings made it hard to get into or out of the back seat. Once ensconced, though, there was marginally acceptable knee and toe space for two adults." -- USA Today (2011)

Interior Features

Reviewers say that the 2013 Acura TSX Sport wagon has a high-tech, high-quality interior.  However, more than a few also say that the dash has a lot of buttons, which can take some getting used to. Most features, like satellite radio, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth and USB port with iPod integration are standard. But, if you opt for the technology package, you get navigation, solar-sensing climate control, a rearview camera and traffic and weather alerts. Though the technology package adds to the TSX Sport Wagon’s price, several reviews say it’s worth it.

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  • "The gauges are large and quick to decipher at a glance. All models have a center-mounted dashboard screen for audio, climate, and when equipped with the Technology Package, navigation functions. While we appreciate Acura wanting to keep everything separate, they might have gone a bit too far in that direction as there are so many buttons on the central dashboard stack. The steering wheel is similarly busy. The entire setup doesn't take as much time to master as, say, Audi MMI, but it might take as much time to learn as other ‘all-in-one’ control schemes." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The cockpit has an overabundance of knobs and buttons, which can be daunting at first. With some time and familiarity, though, most operations can become intuitive, thanks to a logical layout of controls. The optional navigation system, on the other hand, is fairly easy to use from the get-go, with voice commands, real-time traffic, weather forecasting and a large LCD screen with a secondary control knob. We also think the accompanying Acura/ELS surround-sound audio is worth the extra cost." -- Edmunds (2012)
  • "As-yet-uninfected by modern over-complexity, the wagon's knobs, buttons and dials were just about where you wanted them and worked about the way you desired." -- USA Today (2011)
  • "The Bluetooth phone system is full-featured, downloading a paired phone's contact list and making it possible to dial by name with the voice command system. And another advanced feature Acura has been rolling out in its various models is what it calls Song By Voice, a feature that lets you request music from a paired iPod or the car's own hard drive by artist, album, or song name. This feature works well and had no trouble with a difficult artist name such as Blitzen Trapper." -- CNET (2011)

Cargo

The 2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon has 31.5 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in use. When the back seats are folded, it has a cavernous 66.2 cubic feet of space. That’s very good for the class. Reviewers like that the amount of cargo space rivals some SUVs. Plus, several reviews say that since the TSX is lower to the ground, loading heavy items is easier than it would be in an SUV. Reviewers also like the smaller storage spaces, including three hidden bins below the cargo floor. If you opt for the technology package, the TSX Sport Wagon comes with an automatic rear liftgate.

  • "As for the added cargo-carrying space, there's a fair amount here." -- AutoWeek (2011)
  • "There's a lot of it [cargo space], and it's cleverly done. Space under the floor can be used to hide valuables, or provide a deeper well for things that you don't want to slide or tip." -- USA Today (2011)
  • "The wagon's load floor is low and flat, but it narrows somewhat between the rear wheel wells. Shallow bins under the floor are a welcome convenience. Pockets in all four doors help compensate for the somewhat small glovebox and center-console bins." -- Consumer Guide