The TSX Sport Wagon is based on the standard TSX sedan, with the same engine and cabin tech. The only differences are that the TSX sedan can be had with a V-6 or a manual transmission, neither of which is available for the wagon.

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Grille styling is the same between the sedan and Sport Wagon, with the "Transformers"-like, angular face made up of grille and headlights.

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The only engine available for the TSX Sport Wagon is this 2.4-liter four cylinder. Producing 201 horsepower, it feels eager, making the car leap forward quickly.

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Acura designers did an excellent job fitting the wagon back to the TSX sedan. The roofline stretches back naturally, with a slight curve, while the side windows remain well-proportioned.

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Without an active suspension, Acura tuned the TSX Sport Wagon for a compromise between comfort and stability. The car exhibits a little body roll in the turns, but it can still be fun.

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The cargo area has typical wagon utility, with plenty of space both in depth and height. Fold down the rear seats, and that space really opens up.

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The TSX Sport Wagon is a comfortable car, with a somewhat utilitarian interior. Materials are generally soft touch in the cabin, but it falls short of a real luxury feel.

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Acura uses an electric-power-steering unit in the TSX Sport Wagon, which helps fuel efficiency. This unit is also well-tuned, giving lots of road feel.

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The only transmission available is this five-speed automatic, which could do with an update. Most other automakers have gone to six-speed gearboxes for improved fuel economy.

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Acura has always been too prolific with buttons. On the steering wheel, buttons adorn the lateral spokes and the lower edges of the hub.

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Acura sticks to analog gauges, with only a small LCD in the center of the tachometer. But the gauges have a good, sport-oriented look.

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The cabin tech in the TSX Sport Wagon is excellent, with hard-drive-based navigation. These maps look much better than those found on older-generation Acuras, and include traffic information.

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The cabin tech interface uses this format throughout, each screen showing menu items in a circular design. The graphic treatment also looks quite nice.

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All alphanumeric inputs are made using the central knob, dialing in each letter.

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A Zagat restaurant guide incorporated into the navigation points of interest is very helpful.

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A traffic data feed is used by the navigation system to dynamically adjust the route.

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Weather forecasts are another data feed into the car.

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The Bluetooth phone system is very good, downloading a paired phone's contacts and making them available through voice command.

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The iPod and internal hard drive use this library format, making it easy to find music by artist, album, or genre.

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Bluetooth audio is another audio source in the TSX Sport Wagon.

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The ELS audio system uses eight speakers, including this subwoofer, to produce rich, full sound.

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