The 2009 Acura TSX is making its mark on the automobile industry with a sleek look, generous power, and numerous technological upgrades. Revamped for the 2009 model year, the TSX is a moderately priced luxury sports sedan available in four different trim levels. The wealth of safety features on the Acura TSX prompted the NHTSA to award the model with a five-star frontal and side-impact crash test rating, among the highest in its class. Overall, the 2009 TSX provides drivers with an unsurpassed driving experience with safety, performance, and convenience at the forefront.
Under the hood, buyers can expect a standard 201 horsepower 2.4L I4 with i-VTEC (Intelligent Variable Timing and Lift Control). The i-VTEC feature allows the engine to keep the intake valves open for a prolonged amount of time, which improves the airflow at a high rpm. Not only that, because of the i-VTEC’s sophisticated timing system, it can both decrease emissions and improve fuel economy as well. Nevertheless, buyers might be disappointed with only one engine selection. The TSX comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, or buyers can upgrade to a five-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift. This feature allows drivers to have the convenience of an automatic transmission with the adaptability and control of a manual.
Families with children will be impressed by the 2009 TSX’s wealth of safety features. Anti-lock brakes, brake assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, and vehicle stability assist are all included. The tire pressure monitoring system includes a digital display in the instrument cluster that will alert drivers if a tire has too much or too little pressure. Also, the six airbag system provides protection for all five passengers in this four-door model. The three-point seatbelts allow owners with small children to customize a belt to fit every member of the family, as well as accommodate infant car seats.
Dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth accessibility, and leather seating are just some of 2009 TSX’s luxury features. The Bluetooth phone system allows drivers to take and make telephone calls completely hands free while driving. Also included in the Acura TSX is a standard security system that will disable the ignition in the event of a break in.
21 city MPG and 30 highway MPG, the 2009 Acura TSX is equivalent to the majority of other full-size sports sedans on the market. However, potential buyers that are looking for superior gas mileage might want to take a look at other hybrid models on the market. Priced at around $28,960, the Acura TSX is a bit higher than other intro luxury models, but the wealth of features makes it worth the money. Families looking for a little style with their safety will find a great match with the TSX, but individuals without children might find that some of the model’s features are unnecessary for their lifestyles.