The Good The 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon offers extremely useful interior space and easy drivability. The ELS audio system produces excellent sound, and the navigation system includes Zagat listings for restaurants.
The Bad The voice command system does not offer dial by name with a paired phone's contact list, and the navigation system maps only show 2D views. The transmission only has five gears.
The Bottom Line A comfortable and practical car boasting decent fuel economy, the 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon offers a few high-tech features in the cabin, but the engine and transmission are trapped in the last decade.
2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
There was a time when every major automaker had not one, but many wagons in their model lineups. It was the essential car for the family, offering the big bench seats of a sedan along with voluminous space at the rear for picnic food, camping equipment, beach toys, or even a few more passengers in jump seats.
Now, wagons are as rare as drive-in theaters, the task of family hauler taken over by minivans the size of cargo containers. Has the obesity problem gotten that bad?
Acura does not seem to think so, as the company has one of the few wagons on the market, in the form of the 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon. Similar to those wagons of old, the Sport Wagon is based on an existing sedan model, the four-cylinder TSX. As such, there are few mechanical differences between the two, and few in the electronics, as well.