• Mar 31, 2010
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon – Click above for high-res image gallery

There's quite a phenomenon at this year's New York Auto Show. Two – yes, two wagons have debuted. The first was the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon (our current pick for Best In Show, we might add), and the second is from Acura. The U.S.-market Acura TSX is the Honda Accord overseas, and the wagon variant that other markets will finally come to our shores to fill out the TSX lineup.

From all appearances, the only differences between the Euro Accord wagon and the TSX Sport Wagon are the addition of Acura badges and a slightly more upscale interior. Powering the Sport Wagon is the same 2.4-liter inline-four found in the sedan, mated exclusively to a five-speed automatic transmission. Official fuel economy numbers haven't been finalized just yet, but Acura claims that the wagon will achieve around 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

Sadly, the TSX wagon is only available with front-wheel drive, as Acura says that it has no plans to offer its Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system in the TSX range. A pity, since we're big fans of this grips-at-all-paws setup. This could prove to be a sticking point for some consumers, however, especially since Acura's claimed competitive set (BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, namely) both offer all-wheel drive.

Still, we're always pleased to see another wagon on the road, and we're hoping that consumers will feel the same when the TSX Sport Wagon hits dealerships in late Fall. For now, hit the jump to read the full details in Acura's press release and click through our attached galleries to see the new wagon from all angles.

Live photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

[Source: Acura]
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All-New Acura TSX Sport Wagon Debuts at New York International Auto Show
2011 TSX Sport Wagon to arrive at Acura dealerships in late Fall

NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 – The all-new 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show today. The TSX Sport Wagon offers a smart solution to modern utility needs with its balanced and efficient driving performance coupled with bold styling and versatile cargo capabilities.

"The TSX Sport Wagon represents a smart choice for those seeking a vehicle with utility," said John Mendel, executive vice president, sales. "It's practical, fun to drive, luxurious and technically advanced, all while achieving an outstanding estimated highway fuel economy rating of 30 miles per gallon*."

The TSX Sport Wagon delivers flexible utility and generous interior space- perfect for those with a growing family or an active lifestyle. The TSX Sport Wagon boasts an innovative and highly functional rear cargo space that includes a removable side panel to accommodate wider items such as golf clubs and integrated under-floor bins for hidden storage. Along with this sizeable cargo space, the TSX Sport Wagon features a comfortable and spacious cabin with seating for up to five adults.

The TSX Sport Wagon's practical utility is cleverly masked behind crisp lines and a sleek, European-inspired exterior. Bold wheel arches frame the 17-inch, 5-spoke aluminum wheels, giving the Sport Wagon an aggressive stance. The chiseled, muscular body and sloping roofline emphasize its performance capabilities while making it more aerodynamic.

Powering the TSX Sport Wagon is a 2.4-liter, DOHC i-VTEC®, inline four-cylinder engine paired with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission fit with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. The TSX Sport Wagon delivers brisk performance while achieving an EPA-estimated 30 mpg* on the highway. Drawing from its sports sedan roots, the TSX Sport Wagon features agile handling and quick off the line acceleration, allowing it to easily tackle a twisty mountain road or swiftly navigate through city streets.

To enhance the driving experience, the TSX Sport Wagon features the latest in advanced technologies including an available hard disk drive-based Acura Navigation System™ with an all-new 8-inch full VGA high-resolution color display and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather™ featuring radar image mapping. For the audiophile, the TSX Sport Wagon will be available with an Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System and a hard disk drive (HDD) for media storage. Additionally, the TSX Sport Wagon is equipped with an impressive list of standard features, including a power glass moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, a premium sound system, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, and USB port and AUX jack music interface. Like all Acura vehicles, the TSX Sport Wagon will come with a comprehensive list of standard safety features, including Acura's acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.

The 2011 TSX Sport Wagon will be an entry luxury utility offering when it arrives at Acura dealerships in the late fall. The Sport Wagon will join the TSX lineup, which already includes the popular 4-cylinder and sporty V-6 powered sports sedans.
For media information and high-resolution photos of all Acura vehicles, please visit www.acuranews.com. For consumer information, please visit www.acura.com.

TSX Sport Wagon Specifications:
Length: 189.4 inches
Width: 72.4 inches
Height: 57.9 inches
Wheelbase: 106.5 inches
Wheel: 17x7.5- inch 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels
Seating capacity: 5-passenger

*Preliminary EPA mileage estimates determined by Honda. Final EPA mileage estimates not available at the time of printing. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. You actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Give me the option of a manual or a V6, preferably together, hope the Euro-spec grille isn't god-awfully expensive, and you have a buyer. Is anybody else in love with the blue paint?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cranky comment of the day - Why describe it as a 2.4-litre 'inline'-four?

      How many V4's are there? Ok so Subaru do flat 4's, but they are the exception to the rule. Tell me if it's a straight 4, that's interesting & different (but not if it's horizontally mounted 'inline' 4) - other than that i'll assume it's an 'inline' 4...like 99.9999% of all the Worlds 4 pots.

      OK? :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where's the diesel option?!
      • 4 Years Ago
      As expected, they pit the hideous Acura beak on the grill. Ugh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So long as it's underwhelming, it'll get relatively few sales. Then, Honda can once again point at Americans and proclaim we hate station wagons.
      • 4 Years Ago
      you guys always cry about no AWD...I'm guessing Acura would make it if there was enough demand for it so STFU already. The 99.99% of TSX owners will be happy with their FWD wagons...maybe you just don't have anything better to write about?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Some people probably do chose an outback over this or a crosstour...but thats just their personal preference ie you. And I think more people would compare the crosstour to the ZDX if they wanted to go upmarket
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      All other wagons just seems so lame compared to the mighty CTS-V. ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Even the non V Caddy wagon is nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dealers will LOVE this car 'cause they'll get full boat and [in many urban areas] more than sticker and that isn't just because of the low volume, but because this is something Hondaphiles have been wanting for a long time. Yeah the grille sucks, but as previously mentioned, you could swap it out for the Euro version or aftermarket supply. (I can't wait until Honda finally wakes up and dumps the orthodontic device on all their models).
      • 4 Years Ago
      No manual. No thank you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The fact that Acura is bringing a station wagon to the U.S. at all is very good news. We need more options when it comes to station wagons; right now, the only station wagons available in the U.S. are European (since the Outback is now officially an SUV and the Legacy station wagon stopped being available in the U.S. a couple years ago).

      I just wish it would be available with a regular manual transmission. I currently have a 1995 Accord station wagon w/ 5-speed, and really want to get another manual Honda or Acura station wagon, but they haven't been available since 1997. With my current station wagon, I can drive in such a way to get about 38 mpg or so, but it requires a real manual. I don't care about looks (I don't think it's ugly but I wouldn't care even if that were the case), so I'm happy with the new TSX station wagon, except for the lack of manual. A diesel would be an extra nice bonus as well. But it is a real station wagon, that being a regular sedan with an extended cargo area, which I want.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Noooo! Why no manual option?

      The 6 speed in my 2006 is slick. Acura is missing out on the enthusiats that might buy this wagon. I feel like John and Jane car buyer will pass over the wagon.
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