8. Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Well lookie what we have here… a station wagon! Don’t get your hopes up, though, there’s no diesel and a stick shift is nowhere to be found.
The Acura TSX Sport Wagon is a welcome addition to the premium brand’s lineup, offering customers a reasonably entertaining drive along with ample cargo space. It’s powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Predictably it’s matched to an automatic cog-crate, but making matters worse it’s only a five-speed unit. An extra gear or three would go a long way to improving the car’s performance.
Still the four-by-five arrangement is quite efficient, delivering up to 30 miles per gallon on the interstate.
That’s fine and dandy, but Acura won’t offer its more powerful 3.5-liter V6 in the Sport Wagon, which is too bad. A little extra oomph would be appreciated, but really all we want is a manual. Is that too much to ask? Apparently, yes.
And to make matters worse, you can get a darn good stick-shift in the sedan.