Acura TSX Sport Wagon (2012)

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For those unwilling to join the ranks of SUV ownership, but are looking for all of the attributes the come with one, the Acura TSX Sport Wagon is certainly one to consider.

The compact TSX wagon is being marketed as an entry into the luxury segment; a statement that seems to be spot on.

The dichotomy, German versus Japanese, has never been more apparent. Although the exterior is somewhat conservative in form, the interior smacks of a European luxo-cruiser, in both layout and quality of materials.

The TSX is powered by either a 201-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder or the 280-HP V-6, which we tested. Connected to the 5-speed automatic transmission, the later combination proved to be a winner, and the recommended set-up.

The real surprise is cargo room, which is comparable to many compact SUV’s.

With 61-cubic feet of hauling capacity, the TSX Sport Wagon might be the perfect solution for new moms, who’ll appreciate the lower load floor and easy access to baby.