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in Upscale Small Cars

MSRP: $30,635 - $39,275
Invoice: $28,835 - $36,831
MPG: 22 City / 31 Hwy
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Acura TSX Interior

Reviewers say the 2014 Acura TSX’s interior sports an upscale design, with high-quality materials and solid construction. They agree that the front seats are spacious and supportive, but they think the rear seats could use more legroom. The TSX comes with several standard features, such as heated leather seats, that are optional in its competitors. However, critics think that the TSX has an overwhelming number of buttons on the dashboard, which can make audio and climate controls confusing at first glance.

  • "The TSX's cabin is comfortable and sophisticated." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "TSX exhibits solid assembly quality and most of the trim and plastics are nicely textured. The overall effect is very understated, and leans more towards sporty minimalism, which is in keeping with the car's character." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "Inside the 2013 Acura TSX you'll find a pleasing design done up in high-quality soft-touch materials." -- Edmunds (2013)
  • "Inside, the cabin is comfortable and inviting, with leather all around." -- AutoWeek (2009)

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Seating

The 2014 Acura TSX seats five and comes standard with leather upholstery and power-adjustable, heated front seats. Most test drivers agree that the 2014 TSX’s front seats are spacious, comfortable and supportive. They also say that finding a comfortable driving position is easy. However, test drivers write that the rear seats are short on legroom, so they won’t be comfortable for some adults.

  • "Comfort comes from its standard leather seating, body-hugging seats and excellent driving position." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Lack of legroom is the main issue; even adults who are not very tall will find legroom in short supply." -- Consumer Guide (2013 rear seats)
  • "With the adjustments offered by the driver's seat, along with the tilt/telescoping steering column, it's easy to find a good driving position." -- Cars.com (2009)
  • "The front seats, for one thing, are superbly shaped for maximum comfort." -- Popular Mechanics (2009)

Interior Features

The 2014 Acura TSX comes standard with a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a USB port, an auxiliary input and a power moonroof. Optional features include a 10-speaker Acura/ELS surround-sound audio system, satellite radio, navigation and a rearview camera.

Reviewers think the 2014 TSX has an overwhelming number of buttons on the dashboard, though a few test drivers say that models without the Technology Package have a simpler layout. Still, some write that the dashboard-mounted knob that controls the optional navigation system isn’t very intuitive. The available Acura/ELS surround-sound audio system earns praise from some auto writers, who say it’s among the clearest-sounding factory stereo systems on the market.

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  • "Included in the Technology Package, the 5.1 DVD-Audio Surround Sound is so utterly clear and clean, it puts other stock systems to shame." -- Kelley Blue Book (2013)
  • "The layout is much simpler on models equipped without the Technology Package. With said package, the navigation system is controlled by a knob and flanking buttons at the bottom of the central dashboard stack. While we appreciate Acura wanting to keep the navigation system separate from the audio and climate controls, the overall effect is not as user friendly as you might think." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "The dash feels awash in buttons. The steering wheel has 11 buttons on it, seven of them multi-function. The center stack is a button convention with two multi-function knobs as special guests. We're sure it wouldn't take much to adapt and find our go-to buttons, but the initial cockpit survey leads us to think Airbus, not Acura." -- Autoblog (2010)

Cargo

The 2014 Acura TSX’s trunk has 14 cubic feet of cargo space, which is good for the class. Some critics note that the trunk is fairly narrow, and that the glovebox and center console are small. Still, test drivers appreciate that the TSX has storage pockets in every door.

  • "A wide aperture and low deck are appreciated, but the trunk narrows quite a bit between the rear tires, limiting its usefulness for hauling bulky items. Storage pockets in all four doors help compensate for the somewhat small glovebox and center-console bins." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
Review Last Updated: 5/16/14

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