It's not a flashy, look-at-me type of vehicle. It is stylish. It is luxurious. It is well-made. It does not flaunt or call for unsavory attention . I don't feel that I'm attracting attention to myself and putting myself in a situation where I might be robbed or followed home. It is unpretentious.
Whatever the other reviewer discovered about his transmission may have been an anomaly. I have driven this car over 12 months, albeit sparingly due to disability. However the one thing that impressed me was the smooth powerful shifts in the mid-range. The car takes off like a rocket between 35 and 75. The 9 forward gears make certain the sweet spot remains in effect throughout this power curve. On another issue, the car can drive itself given well defined lines, such as on well manicured interstates. By drive I mean no hands on the steering wheel. What I don't mean is it reads traffic posted speeds like a Tesla. It does have cross traffic warnings, such as when you back out of a parking spot with two huge vans on either side of you.
Anyone for a "normal" station wagon?
2012 Acura TSXRandall - Los Angeles, CA03/21/2015
This is a process of elimination. If someone is looking for a vehicle with the interior capacity of a wagon or SUV but doesn't need 4wd or the butch styling of a SUV or cross-over, choices are sparse. The are virtually no "regular" Euro wagons under $40K being made today (2015) with the exception of the VW Golf Sportwagen. Even used BMW, Audi, Mercedes, etc., wagons are north of $30K and extremely rare. So, if one wants a reliable regular wagon under $30k, with decent gas mileage, either new or slightly used, the clear choice seems to be the TSX Sportwagon...assuming one can be found. The choices available in other parts of the world are vastly better (Mazda 6 diesel wagon come to mind) but alas, we are in a country in love with SUVs.