• Mar 8, 2010
Honda Accord Touring Type-S (Euro) – Click above for high-res image gallery

We knew it was coming, it was just a matter of when. Now, Acura has officially announced that it will be unveiling the 2011 TSX Sport Wagon at the New York Auto Show at the end of this month, with the first examples hitting dealerships in late fall.

In Acura's brief press release after the jump, the automaker mentions that the standard sedans make do with either a 201-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder or the recently introduced 280-hp, 3.5-liter V6, both of which are only available in front-wheel drive form. Unfortunately, Acura has yet to confirm which engine/drivetrain configuration will be available in the Sport Wagon, but we're holding a candle for the RDX's 240-hp, turbocharged 2.3-liter four pot and Acura's SH-AWD system. However, we have a sneaking suspicion that our (and your) preferred powertrain combo isn't a possibility, so that candle may burn our hands by the time the TSX Sport Wagon debuts in the Big Apple.


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All-New Acura TSX Sport Wagon to Debut at New York International Auto Show

Acura announced it will debut the all-new 2011 TSX Sport Wagon at the New York International Auto Show. The TSX Sport Wagon will offer a new solution to modern utility needs with its balanced and efficient performance coupled with bold styling and versatile cargo capabilities.

Arriving at Acura dealerships in the late fall, the Sport Wagon will join the TSX lineup, which already includes the 4-cylinder and V6-powered sports sedans.

The TSX Sport Wagon will be introduced at the New York International Auto Show on March 31, 2010 in the Acura booth. The press conference will be webcast live, followed by a Q&A on Twitter via @Acura_Insider.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Is Honda ever going to make modern V6s?

      How about dual overhead camshafts, how about variable valve timing, how about a timing chain, how about hydraulic valve clearance adjustment. direct injection per chance (how about before KIA gets it)
        • 4 Years Ago
        CB: McHonda invented variable valve timing? LOL.

        I guess they should thank Fiat, GM and Alfa Romeo since they were doing it before them.

        Maybe you're talking about the cam shaft profiles of VTEC?
        Hope that helps...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The J35 already has variable valve timing and it has been done even on SOHC on the J series. It is one of the lightest V6s available and delivers a fat torque curve with excellent NVH and real life FE.

        Plus I am not sure if you noticed but Honda invented VVT for mass production in mainstream cars... Ever heard of VTEC?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Rev - CB was actually right in what he said.

        Honda was the first mass production company to use variable valve timing - came out in the late 80's and used tech from F1 Honda learned. It was a unique time in Honda's history - they were an small engine supplier in F1 but somehow became part of 6 year dominance...and a little known guy named Aryton Senna was one of the drivers.

        VTEC was a unique technology giving small displacement engines a lot of power - enough to challenge engines of twice its size. A lot of car companies couldn't duplicate the technology and instead offered limited technology that would alter crank and cam angles from a gearing perspective (not actual changes in cam profiles) - even some silly attempts to simply rename their smaller engines with similar sounding names (Zetec / Ecotec).
        • 4 Years Ago
        No kidding. What have they been focusing on? Hybrids? Last time I read they weren't even thinking about direct injection. What are they doing? Get with it Honda!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Audi has their own 'vtec' ('08 M.Y.).
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_QFF1VxUf8&feature=channel
        but they had variable valve timing first (intake valve adjustment via timing chain in 1998 M.Y., continuous in '02 with two position exhaust) , then added direct injection for '05.5 (they already had dual length intake manifold by '98), and now cam profile switching (compensating for the small bore 85.5mm, with 90mm centers-because the engine is still entirely ahead of the front axle)

        It seems that Honda has lost their direction, their fire.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Honda has always done VERY well by not adopting new technologies until they are mature. My parents had a GM 3800 V6 with distributorless ignition in 1986 but Honda Civics still had distributors until 1994 or so. I'm sure Honda will roll out DI once they are sure it has a decent lifespan.
        • 4 Years Ago
        vtec is cam switching, not cam phasing.
        Look at the camshaft drive sprocket, there is no phaser.


        It looks like Hyundai/KIA got the price premium so low, that the new Accent is going to have it. The payback period is probably sufficiently short, 2.5 years?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would only buy this car with the i-DTEC diesel engine they originally promised..

      http://world.honda.com/news/2008/4080113Clean-Diesel-i-DTEC-Engine/photo/pages/01.html
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed, if VW is selling 50% of the Jetta wagons with diesel power, one might think that Honda/Acura could do as well with a much more attractive vehicle and Honda's good name in the US.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a damn nice looking Honda... and knowing how Honda/Acura of America operate, it'll end up being an absolutely atrociously hideous Acura. Pity.

      Oh well, I'm prepping my gag-reflex to anticipate another Superman-grille-shield.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wonder if swapping the grill for a Euro-spec rather than the fat slab of chrome will void the warranty...

        I'd prefer this w/SH-AWD & a diesel if possible, but any drivetrain will be good. I'm just happy Honda is selling a wagon in the US! And no, the Crosstour isn't a wagon, it's a POS.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree with DiRF. The Honda Touring is a lovely car, and Honda US/Acura will undoubtedly ruin it by slapping the Acura corporate shield grill on it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      FWD does not belong in a "luxury" brand sedan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      First Acura in years I've been remotely interested in... I'd seriously consider this car, too bad it won't have the turbo and awd, or at least the turbo and fwd.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only downside is that the newest tourer has a much smalle cargo area than my previous model but is roomy enough - if not buy the crosstour !
        • 4 Years Ago
        Crosstour has the same suspension pillars eating up a big section of the cargo area.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Acura's TSX Sports Wagon is another example of Honda's conservative management following rather than leading despite having the product capability. The European version of this wagon, the Accord Tourer, is diesel powered with significantly better mileage.

      VW, Mercedes, Audi, et al, with their diesel sports wagons, some with AWD offered, are going to crush Honda in this burgeoning market.

      How long can I hold on to my aging CRV waiting for a grandchildren toting wagon?

      Frustrated Honda owner.
      • 4 Years Ago
      now this is what the Crosstour should have been, a real wagan.i wonder if Acura hires peaple to read blogs about the company, to hear what the public is saying. i know of NO ONE who likes Acuras new shield grill. please Acura, do not put a shield grill on this new wagon. i want to buy one so bad, but its a turn off to have that " in your face shield grill " on every car you make. !!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The same history, whe was a european only,everyone like it. Now will be available
      in America, no one like it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll stick with my 05 Subaru Outback, manual, A-Symmetrical AWD with 2.5 turbo.... unless they actually made a 6speed manual version of this with the SH-AWD and 2.3T
      • 4 Years Ago
      By the time this car comes to New York it will have:

      1- Uglified Acura grille.
      2- Normally aspirated gutless I4
      3- 5 speed auto-slush box
      4- Extra boredom dispenser in the glove box.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The K24Z3 is an adequately powered engine for the TSX. I can't speak for the 5AT (Never driven it) but the 6MT feels great and enough to get from 0-60 in high 6's/low 7's. It's not fast, but it's certainly not slow.

        It's also powerful enough to get the wheels spinning if you dump the clutch at 4000 ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      240hp + AWD= only about 160hp to the wheels. Basically, probably slower than a WRX, since this thing looks like it weighs a lot. No thanks.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jeez - gotta love complete knee jerk ignorant posts.

        1st - The new Subaru WRX looks a heck of a lot more like a Camry or Venza than the previous gen or current gen TSX (even the wagon) - why is that? Well maybe b/c Toyota is part owner of Fuji Heavy Industries (aka Subaru).

        2nd - have you ever driven a Camry back to back with a TSX. Ever driven either one on a racetrack? Hmm, I have driven several Camrys and TSXs at a 2.5 mile racetrack (students cars and I even owned a 1gen TSX with 6 speed and now a newer WRX). The handling on the TSX wins hands down over the Camry and actually has a heck of a lot less roll than an '08 WRX (which had body lean to shame many a Buick! - until upgraded sway bars and STi pink springs were added). Sorry for the Web smack down but you obviously will libel Honda regardless of the truth.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Comparing a rally-bred hot hatch to a Camry station wagon?

        What WRX wagon looks worse than this ugly box? What is this Accord's good angle? From the sides and rear especially, the new WRX makes this McHonda look like a generic soccer mommobile. Kind of looks like a boxy, stretched out Venza. But the Venza looks sportier.

        Let's be honest: McHonda is putting out the ugliest cars on the road. I really don't think Subaru's spunky/funky hatch has much to worry about.


        • 4 Years Ago
        Gruv: I think you'll find that the driveline loss for Subaru's Symmetric AWD is more like 20%. I don't doubt that you managed to find one site that claimed 160 whp for a 227-hp 2.0l WRX, but I found several that were claiming 180-185 at the wheels, and the one claiming 180 admitted that they'd filled the car with 87 octane before the test run.

        Various sites testing STIs also claimed around 20% loss from the advertised (flywheel) horsepower to wheel horsepower.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @blogged to death

        Although I agree with most your post, I take exception to this:

        "Well maybe b/c Toyota is part owner of Fuji Heavy Industries (aka Subaru)."

        GM used to own a similarly sized stake in Subaru and that had no effect on the styling. I think Subaru's current trend in styling is their doing completely. A minority stake comparable to what GM had and Toyota has now doesn't give them that kind of control. And besides, Toyota hasn't been around long enough to start screwing things up. The cars you are seeing right now would have been in development before Toyota wrote the check. Their 1st joint venture, the 86 coupe rebirth, still hasn't seen production yet.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Trent, obviously you have never owned, nor know much of, AWD cars. 30% drivetrain loss is QUITE common with AWD vehicles. Google "stock wrx whp", and note that the WRX has 230-240hp somewhere. LIKE I SAID. Around 160 wheel horsepower.

        You fail at life.
        • 4 Years Ago
        33% drivetrain loss? i don't know what you're smoking.
        • 4 Years Ago
        But yes, the WRX weighs 3200 lbs and this weighs 3500.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't think people will be cross shopping a TSX wagon with a WRX.

        Yes, it would be slower. But it sure looks a heck of a lot better!!!

        If thing runs 14's in the 1/4 mile, I think buyers considering it will be satisfied.
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