2010 Acura TSX V6

2010-acura-tsx-v6 Some vehicles will surprise you, and sell despite their apparent shortcomings.  Others will fail despite their apparent strengths.  Other times, you can see the outcome a mile a way, and there will be no surprises.  Usually, these times begin with the answer to a question that no one asked.  Enter: The 2010 Acura TSX V6.  Starting with the next model year, Acura’s baby sedan will be available with an optional 280 HP 3.5 liter V6 powerplant. 

A bigger, more powerful engine in the same small-midsized sedan – what’s not to like?  While the performance enthusiast in me is on board with this development, the rational person asks why, why, why.  No one, to my knowledge, has ever complained about the TSX’s lack of power.  Do you know why?  Because it doesn’t have one.  And for those who do crave a bit of extra go-juice, it’s always been an easy step up to the slightly larger, V6 powered TL.  A V6 powered TSX will be dangerously close to the TL in terms of price.  I have to ask – who’s the buyer? 

I’ll give this vehicle a single model year, before Acura scraps it.  That is, unless they come to their senses before actually building it, and cancel the plans.

Published on February 17, 2009 in Acura

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