• Oct 28, 2009
2009 Honda Accord Tourer – Click above for high-res image gallery

When we polled you yesterday afternoon about whether Honda was right in choosing to build the insurrectionary 2010 Accord Crosstour instead of picking the Accord Touring from its overseas showrooms, we didn't know that Acura was going to announce that it was doing just that today. Honest. In fact, as far as we're concerned, you guys made it happen. Well, 47.7% of you (at last count), anyway, as bringing over the Accord Tourer was your number one suggestion for a Honda/Acura load-lugger.

In any case, in a (very) brief press release available after the jump, Acura has announced the addition of a TSX sport wagon to its 2011 lineup, and it will likely look suspiciously like the Euro-market Accord Touring model that many people have been clamoring for. Acura confirms that the model will be based on the TSX sedan, which is itself basically a Euro Accord. It is unclear which powertrains we'll get, or if styling will be tweaked from its European counterpart, but it is expected to arrive next fall. Color us excited.

Now, about that JDM Odyssey...



[Source: Acura]

PRESS RELEASE:

All-New TSX Sport Wagon to Arrive in Fall of 2010
0/28/2009 - TORRANCE, Calif. -

Acura announced today the addition of a TSX sport wagon to its 2011 vehicle lineup. Arriving at Acura dealerships in the Fall of 2010, the TSX sport wagon will be based on the popular TSX sports sedan, which features balanced performance, advanced technology and bold styling. Additional information on the 2011 TSX sport wagon will be announced at a later date.

For media information and high-resolution photos of all Acura vehicles, please visit www.acuranews.com. For consumer information, please visit www.acura.com.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      It's great news that the JDM wagon is coming here however don't forget that they're going to screw up the front end with that horrible new Acura grill/shield treatment that ought to be banned...
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm all for Acura hearing a million times that the current grille is grotesque. Perhaps they need to be hit on the head a million times before they listen.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thanks for that, you are the only the millionth person to bring up the Acura grille
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great job,Honda.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Needs direct injection, a turbo, and a stick. Or at least the first two. Or this will be slooooooww
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yep,
        Everything I've read about it says it's no longer sporty because of the weight on the nose, it's too thirsty, and it's fully $5,000 more expensive.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It'll be over here as soon as they can bolt an ugly shield onto the front of it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very smart move, Honda. (geez, can't even remember the last time i said that)

      Make this sport wagon available with a V6 and SH-AWD, and people will undoubtfully be choosing it over the Crosstour, ZDX, Pilot, Odyssey, and CR-V.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh ma gawd, awesome!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Honda had to do something after all the bad press with the accord crosstour.

      Thanks for listening Honda. Now kill the accord crosstour
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like Honda and all (I own one), but I can't help thinking that this is more about PR than economics. I mean, it's possible that Honda is hoping that the better-looking TSX wagon will sprinkle some of its good vibes onto the Crosstour. People who don't want the Acura premium will be directed to the Crosstour. Honda may be thinking that if a buyer is not into luxury premiums, he'd probably think that good design is also part of the premium, so that'd make purchasing a Crosstour more palatable. Of course, Honda would be wrong if that's their plan.

      Like many have said here, wagons sell like hotcakes in Europe, but they don't sell here. My European friends love them, but to us in the U.S., a wagon would feel almost as ill at home as a Chevy Tahoe in Europe.

      Honda, since you listened to my vote yesterday, ahem... listen to this: CR-Z and Skydeck clean and smooth lines are what made you guys great. Go back to that and leave the "American" look to GM cuz that sure served them well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        My wagon seems to feel quite at home here in Texas as I pass SUVs and pickups.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was holding out on replacing my '96 Camry wagon on either Toyota or Honda producing a REAL wagon. Looks like Honda gets my next vehicle purchase.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Two things:

      1. Wagons -- sporty or not -- don't sell. We all talk about how we love them but very few of us actually vote for them with our wallets. I think this is a great addition to the line but let's be honest, this isn't a smart move.

      2. Dave Marek, their American design guy, will screw this up. Anyone who approves the Crosstour is not exactly using good judgement and this dude always wants to "Americanize" perfectly good Japanese designs.

      As much as I want one, I think this ultimately is a very bad move.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Unfortunately, I think you are correct. He'll put the Acura beak on the thing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now, if only they'd do something about the chrome tooth all Acuras are afflicted with...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now they just have to remake the "Cog" commercial to go along with it and we're all set.

      Out of all the Acura cars, I'd probably only like to own the TSX. In a wagon flavor, it would be that much better. Good call Honda/Acura, been a while since they made a good decision here in the US.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Won't work - the "Cog" commercial features the electric hatch, which was cost-cutted out of this generation of Accord wagon.
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