Honda Unveils New TSX

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz

First, a slew of spy shots spread around enthusiast web sites like the word "hope" at an Obama rally. Now Honda pulled the trigger and sent out the first official shot of the new TSX. And while this writer is usually one of the first to slate new cars when they deserve it (especially when they were solid the first time around), the TSX looks pretty good. That said, it certainly suffers from some of the mace-in-the-face effect, with squinty new headlights and a bigger gaping grill. But overall, it's easy to call this better looking than Acura's other recent efforts. There are three reasons to be especially excited about this car. First, it's available with Honda's new diesel engine. Second, I don't care what the TL and MDX sales numbers say, the TSX is the most authentic Acura since the Integra and Legend were prematurely aborted. Third, the past TSX was one of the better fun-to-dollar ratio autos extent. We've got to hope this one carries the enthusiast flag in the next gen. The Euro Accord (its nearly identical twin) bows at Geneva in a few weeks. We'll see the TSX for the first time at New York's Auto Show in late March.

Justin Berkowitz
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  • Jesqer Jesqer on Feb 11, 2008

    Anybody have any information on what the mileage figures will look like for the Diesel TSX? I imagine if Acura decides to put the SH-AWD on the TSX, that will exact a MPG penalty.

  • Honda_Lover Honda_Lover on Feb 11, 2008

    Looks cool! I wish I could buy one!

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Feb 11, 2008

    There is something slightly Saturnine about it, but the details are far crisper. It's one of the better looking cars on the road. I wish to hell they'd offer it with RWD and less weight though. If they did, I'd probably buy one.

  • RobbieWilliams RobbieWilliams on Feb 12, 2008

    I actually find the car's styling to be quite attractive. Well done Acura, you have brought back the zing to the TSX. I felt the '08 was a little lacking in the style department. I do agree that the sheer number of buttons in the interior is a bit much, but I am a techo-toy lover so it looks fun. Add the new style and features with a diesel and oh what fun (it appeals the nerd and the gas saver within).