• Apr 14, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Acura TSX.

Acura announced pricing for the 2009 TSX, and for $29,675 (including shipping) you can run off in the base model of Acura's entry-level sedan. The stretched and widened TSX starts just $770 more than the outgoing model, and for $32,775 you can outfit the new TSX with Acura's technology package, which includes navigation, upgraded audio, AcuraLink and XM with real-time traffic. Buyers can opt for the six-speed manual or the five-speed auto 'box at no additional charge. Sales will begin on April 24th.

Acura's full press release is posted after the jump and you can read through our First Drive of the Acura TSX here.




PRESS RELEASE

Acura Announces Pricing For All-New 2009 TSX

04/14/2008 -TORRANCE, Calif. - Acura today announced pricing for the all-new 2009 TSX sports sedan that will go on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide on April 24th.

The completely redesigned TSX will be available in two versions: the generously appointed TSX and the fully-featured TSX with Technology Package. MSRP pricing for the TSX is $28,960 and the TSX with Technology Packages is $32,060. The 2009 TSX is available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic for no additional charge. Although the new TSX surpasses the previous generation in virtually every way, pricing for the 2009 model represents a modest 4.3 percent sales weighted average price increase. Destination and Handling is not included in MSRP, and for the 2009 TSX remains unchanged at $715.

"The all-new TSX is loaded with more technology, better performance, additional comfort and enhanced safety to make it one of the most desirable sedans in its class," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales. "We expect the dramatically improved 2009 model to set even more sales records than its predecessor."

With Acura's new "Keen Edge Dynamic" styling, a clean and efficient i-VTEC® DOHC 4-cylinder engine, a choice of automatic or manual transmission, and the driving character that is an Acura trademark, the 2009 TSX is anticipated increase sales as Acura's entry-level sports sedan. Major advances in handling, ride comfort, interior refinement, safety features, improved fuel economy, and lower emissions contribute to the new TSX's appeal.

In addition to its 3.0-inches greater width and 2.6-inches wider track, the 2009 TSX has a 1.3-inches longer wheelbase and 2.4 inches more overall length. Along with greater interior roominess, these dimensions combine with the TSX's new suspension to provide more agile handling and improved ride quality. Generous standard appointments include leather trim, power moonroof, HID headlights, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and a high power audio system with XM® Radio along with USB port connectivity. The 2009 TSX enhances safety with its new Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front body structure.

The TSX's Technology Package features a wide array of technology including the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, Zagat® restaurant information, and rearview camera; AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System; AcuraLink® Real-time traffic with an all-new Traffic Rerouting™ function; AcuraLink® weather with current and future weather information; a 10-speaker Acura/ELS® Premium Sound System with multi-format 6-disc DVD-Audio changer, AM/FM tuner, XM® Satellite Radio, Note function for XM® Radio, and Dolby Pro Logic II; and a GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system.

The Acura/ELS® system, all-new for 2009, is tuned by 6-time Grammy® award winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner. This 10-speaker Acura/ELS™ Premium Surround Sound System with DVD-Audio (that is 500 times clearer than traditional CD) delivers studio quality sound along with a new Note function for XM® Radio that makes it easy to identify songs to recall at a later date.
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 268 dealers within the United States. The 2008 Acura lineup features five distinctive models including the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sports sedan, the turbocharged RDX crossover SUV and the award-winning MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

      30k for that!!!!

      Those looks, barely more than 200 horsepower, and that sort of pricetag?

      Good luck.

      I think I hear Infiniti dealers laughing from here, as they order more G35 sedans for inventory. I can only imagine how much Hyundai and Pontiac dealers are lauging about this as they prep their new Genesis sedans, and G8 sedans, respectively.

      If only Subaru dealers could market the Legacy GT Limited, they'd be laughing too. They are puzzled, looking around an empty showroom and all Outback/Impreza/Tribeca inventories. :rolleyes:
        • 6 Years Ago
        The saving grace is that there is not a lot at $30K fully-loaded. Some people really want an "Acura", which isn't even that prestigious over a loaded Honda Accord EX V6 that would blow this 200HP slow poke out of the water.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If you have 30k to blow on a Honda product, why take a 200hp I4 TSX over a loaded V6 Accord?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. I don't know where Acura was going with this one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Personally I wouldn't compare the two, but I was shopping for a new G35 Sport to replace my 06 G35x, and by the time I added the technology package (which meant adding the Premium and Navigation packages) the price was already $39+k. That's a full 7 grand cheaper than the fully loaded TSX. Sure the Infiniti is a better buy IMO, but I'm sure Acura will sell quite a few of these based on the fact that it's a lot cheaper alone.
        • 6 Years Ago
        if i reaaaalllly want an acura at this price i'd rather buy a used tl... this looks like an accord trying to be a toyota camry
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Franz:
        I just bought a G35 S w/Nav and Premium for 33k.

        You dont need the tech package unless you REALLY want adaptative cruise and a backup cam. Both of which weren't worth the extra 2k IMO.

        Granted I'm talking negotiated pricing and we're talking MSRP on the Acura - but I figured I'd throw that out there to help you if you wanted the new G.

        I couldn't see a G getting to 40k unless its a fully loaded AWD.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Crap... I meant 7 grand more expensive.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Boring is the first thing that comes to mind for me. Then again, that's the same thing I think about the vast majority of cars sold today.

      And yeah, DVD-A is 500x clearer than CD resolution?

      I'm sure you'll notice a difference over the noise floor. What moronic marketing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good lord that car is hideous
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the price matches the car perfectly For 32k you are getting a lot of standard feature and highly advance efficient vtec motor. Even all the no-sayers will agree that Honda's have the best powertrain in the industry so even though it might be just 5spd it the best.

      Yes it is only Honda but that only means excellent residual value after 3-4 years of ownership. all the people who want more power and want to be ripped off go pick up a 128i for same money and enjoy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Question: how to make a $40k import luxury car look like a ford focus?

      Answer: 2009 TSX - the biggest waste of money since the 2008 TSX.

      I swear some of these Asian car companies are DARING people not to buy their products. The public is so infatuated with this sense of reliability that they'll just buy anything it appears. Wow. I'll take the high repair bill if it means I'll ride in something with looks more akin to the new Lincoln MKS or Caddy CTS.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Spoken like the true 'guy on the internet' who has never driven the cars he babbles about.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Equipped line-for-line, a CTS will cost a lot more than a TSX. It's not a fair comparison to either of them.

        If you want to compare it to a GM car, you'd be lining it up against the Saab 9-3 2.0t (more power, much chintzier interior, not as many features, reliability issues). The other competitors would be the Volvo S40 (down on power unless you pay through the nose for the turbo, down on features, reliability issues) or VW GLI (lots of power, but lacks the feature content, potentially glitchy). You also could make a case for the Audi A3, but again you'd pay a lot more for it with the TSX's content

        Against those three (four?) the TSX looks pretty good. It looks pretty good against the (gutless and stripped) IS250 and 323i, too.

        I don't know why people insist on lining this car up against competitors immediately above it. It's not a hard-core sports sedan, it's a sporty luxury sedan. It handles well enough for people who enjoy driving but don't want to take it to the track, and has enough features to feel like a "nice car" without breaking the bank. Oh, and it's cheap to own, too.

        I personally don't see what's wrong with this car, other than Acura's unwillingness to TSX-ize a wagon.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I drove the CTS and the TSX (and obviously not the MKS yet).

        The CTS has a great feel to it. It's a bit bigger than I would like, as I'm more in favor of the feel of a 3-series, which is much smaller and more nimble.

        The TSX drives like the Accord it is. I have little negative to say about it, but I have equally little positive to say about it either. That's my problem with these asian cars - no personality. It's an appliance method to automotive machinery. All it does is gets the job done.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this is a good vehicle. Yeah, the price is creeping up a bit, I can't deny it. But with the dollar where it is, we'll have to get used to that.

      Comparing this to a G35 makes no sense to me. Maybe against the TL, but this vehicle is clearly for those who are more concerned with getting a small vehicle (perhaps San Franciscans with small garages) and high mpg. And the G35 can't deliver these thing.

      $33K for a luxury vehicle with a 5-speed is a bit tough to stomach right now. Like GM, they'd better have proximate plans to correct this, because it's gonna look even stranger in 2009.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What I really want to know is how much they will rape Canadian buyers.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That does suck, doesn't it? Acura really gouges the Canadian market. And no, having the pleasure of buying a CSX does not make it better.
        • 6 Years Ago
        30k is I4 Accord pricing up here!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Probably 7~8K more...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Does it matter how much they're pricing the I4 Accord? The fact remains they are screwing Canadian across the board. It's 20k in the US. They won't stop screwing us over unless people stop buying fugly and overpriced crap. I've owned 4 Honda, my current S2000 will be the last Honda I'll ever own. I'm going to let my money do the talking to Honda.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't believe all of the complaints. I dare someone to name another car with equivalent features for that price. Here's a hint: there are none. The only thing that comes close is the Lincoln MKS, which starts higher than the TSX, and really begins to get ridiculous as you add the features that come as standard with the TSX. Acura will have a hit on its hands with this with pricing like this.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Lmao, are you serious? Jetta WE, a hair above 20 grand, 200hp/200tq,
        damn near spot on to the 08 in the interrior department, lots more
        trunk space. That was easy, I didn't even search.
        • 6 Years Ago
        All those features and you're still stuck driving an Accord.

        For around the same price there's TOO many options to consider paying $30k for a Honda. Especially considering the options in the used market (or a new Pontiac G8) - tough choice, this Accord or a used BMW 3-series. Even a new Camry would be cheaper and is heck of a lot sportier and nicer looking, never mind it has a usable interior.

        Also keep in mind, how much would it cost to get the TSX's interior completely redone? At least $5,000 to have a custom shop put together a decent center console - and good luck not having electronic problems after.

        Plus extra costs would probably include: aftermarket grill, aftermarket door handles, replacing the wheels, tires, stereo/NAV, ECU tuning, etc. I don't see this being a $30k investment...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well spoken my friend...these punks are clueless but an extra 10 hp wouldnt hurt.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If you honestly think the Jetta is competitive with the TSX, then more power to you. Good luck with that.
        • 6 Years Ago
        same weight, more torque, having driven both back to back on the track and the street (current gen) I can't really think of any reasonable way you could argue it isn't aside from the fanboi pulpit. But if you'd like to build an argument on something tangible, maybe speed or handling, or space, or value for the dollar, or interior, or track time, that some how manages to wrestle the two models apart (with extremely similar space, power, mpg, interiors relative to competitors, weight) I'd love to hear it. Again, keeping in mind I've driven both in anger, so you will need to keep it in the realm of logic and coherence.

        Best of luck quanitfying the price difference base on features and specs, I'm waiting with popcorn and some boddingtons (no fat tire tonight).
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sure this is a nice, well engineered sedan, but I just can't get very excited about it. Other than the "love it or hate it" grille, I just don't think Acura was adventurous enough with the styling. It still looks like a Honda sedan in formal wear (which is what it essentially is; a foreign market Accord with Acura badges). Acura needs to be so much more than that if they want to make a larger impact in the luxury segment. A nicely equipped U.S. Accord is cheaper, built just as well, and provides more utility; what's the incentive to buy this car instead?
      • 6 Years Ago
      So of you do not know WTF you're talking about...

      Bitching about the price:

      The TSX when introduced [1st Gen] started at 26K base and 28K w/ navi...... now it's 28K base and 32K Tech package.

      Car increase fits market & makes up for the hurting dollar.

      Re: 201hp.... remember Acura has not made a full change from Honda. It's still go by it's original value of economical.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The TSX - FUGLY. The only Hondas that looks good are the Civic and CRV. That grill STINKS!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If this were Top Gear, the review would start off with Clarkson saying just one sentence: "Here's a Top Gear top tip - if you're planning to buy this car, ask the salesman to give you a barf bag to put over your head."
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