Re: Insideline: 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon vs. Honda Crosstour
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Well, as someone with both a Crosstour and a TSX, I take issue with a couple of things.
The seats in the CT are bigger than the TSX, and seem to be more comfortable on long runs. (11 hours per day with minimal driver changes in the CT and we still feel fresh.) The side bolster is bigger on the TSX and of course, seat height is lower than the CT. The TSX is nimble (the grippier seats accommodate that), and the CT, while an excellent handler for it's size, feels large and has to be driven accordingly. The weight of the CT has to be respected when trying to "fling it around".
Yes, the big expanse of hard plastic on both cars says "rental car". The interior of the CT seems to be spread out "just because", no reason. Same controls in the TSX, smaller real estate - works for me. And a more luxo interior? Well, just drive the car and stop looking at the nuances of levels of luxury. Sheesh. It's not an RL.
And a 4 in the CT? With all that weight? We'll see how well that does when they add the 4. Sure, a V6 in the TSX wagon would be nice, but that would upset the handling and isn't all that necessary IMHO. 6-speed manual is needed, though.
Oh, and those clunky door handles in the CT - not good.