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2020 Acura NSX Interior Review

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Interior: 5.9

The 2020 Acura NSX welcomes a range of body sizes with its easy ingress and spacious seats. Combined with the seats’ supportive cushioning, the NSX makes an ideal vehicle for daily driving, as long as you don't prize high-tech entertainment or need a lot of storage space. Its small trunk and challenging infotainment system detract from its overall appeal. Some professional reviewers also say its cabin lacks the panache of a six-figure sports car.

  • Touted as the everyday supercar, the NSX is certainly comfortable and intuitive enough for just about anyone to use as a daily driver. But its cabin doesn't have the premium feel and luxurious amenities one expects from an Acura, let alone one that is meant to compete with the best from England and Germany. Our test car featured the optional leather-and-faux-suede seats, faux-suede headliner, and carbon-fiber-trimmed steering wheel. The bright red leather appealed to the younger among our staff, but some found it garish and juvenile." -- Car and Driver
  • "Areas liberally covered with Alcantara faux suede add a racy flare to the interior that's otherwise very Acura-like in its design simplicity. Materials are authentic and borderline lavish with varieties of colors and materials delivering unique combinations more along the lines of what Porsche or Audi offer. … An available Alcantara headliner and a genuine leather-covered dashboard are touches often seen in high-end luxury cars; most dashes use imitation leather." -- Cars.com (2017)
  • "When you climb inside the NSX, you're immediately faced with one unavoidable reality: You're sitting in an Acura. You're not awestruck that you're in a supercar. You're not excited to find yourself sitting in a high-dollar exotic. You're not overcome with the joy of being in a long-awaited icon. You look around the cockpit, you take everything in, and you think to yourself: 'Yep, this is an Acura.'" -- Autotrader (2017)

Seating

The NSX is a two-seat luxury sports car. The spacious cabin is comfortable for a variety of body sizes. Heated seats are standard. For no cost, shoppers can choose between four-way power-adjustable seats with semi-aniline leather and Alcantara upholstery or four-way manually adjustable seats with Milano leather and Alcantara. Perforated leather seats are also available.

  • "The NSX’s seats are super snug, but not overly padded. I’m not the skinniest guy, and I not only felt comfortable in the Acura’s buckets, but was glad they had the perfect amount of bolstering to keep me in place through faster corners. There’s an option for power adjustments, but I’d go with the manual seats to drop the center of gravity ever so slightly while shaving a couple pounds." -- Jalopnik (2019)
  • "The sport seats are that same blend of comfort and snug bolstering that make you feel like you could lap in it all day and night." -- Automobile Magazine (2019)
  • "Visibility is excellent for a mid-engine sports car and the interior is well-finished. Deeply bolstered bucket seats trimmed in perforated Milano leather and Alcantara provide an excellent combination of comfort and support without feeling confining and are complemented by extra padding on the door panels and center console. The flat-bottom steering wheel is a cool touch." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)

Interior Features

This Acura's technology doesn't quite match the car's exotic, high-end status. Its infotainment system is without state-of-the-art flair, while complex menus and a lack of physical buttons means drivers must look away from the road to make adjustments. Helping to mitigate these shortcomings are standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These integrate quickly with your smartphone, merging your favorite apps and a straightforward layout with the NSX’s touch screen.

In addition to smartphone integration, the NSX comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen, two USB ports, Bluetooth, navigation, Siri Eyes Free, a premium ELS Studio audio system, HD Radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and ambient lighting. Acura's slim list of upgrades includes satellite radio.

Advanced standard safety features consist of emergency brake assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic high-beam headlights, corner and rear parking sensors, and a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines. Options such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and forward collision warning are not available.

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  • "A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated navigation comes standard and is hooked up to an ELS Studio nine-speaker stereo. As with some other interior parts, the touchscreen system is taken from lesser Acuras and Hondas, and the same complaints we have about them apply here, too. The system's interface already looks outdated, and we found the menu setup to be unintuitive. To make matters worse, its lack of redundant buttons and the unwieldy touch-sensitive volume slider, which makes precise adjustments difficult, add an extra layer of complexity." -- Car and Driver
  • "The inside of the NSX will look familiar if you've driven other recent Acuras because it shares many of the same controls. It also means the NSX inherits most of the flaws. The touchscreen has too many menus to go through, and the transmission selector buttons seem unduly fussy." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • The 7.0-inch infotainment touch screen is well placed but seems a bit pedestrian at this price point." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)

Cargo

The NSX has a 4.4-cubic-foot trunk, which is below average for the luxury sports car segment. Sports cars aren't typically touted for having lots of cargo room, but even in this forgiving class the Acura's trunk seems quite small. Temperatures in the trunk also get toasty because of the midmounted placement of the engine.

  • "There's a paltry 4.4 cubic feet of space between the engine compartment and the rear bumper. Two small bags will fit, but their contents will be subjected to quite a bit of heat due to poor insulation. There's no front trunk, so anything remotely heat-sensitive needs to be kept inside or left at home." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • Under the NSX's rear hatch is a 4.4-cubic-foot trunk Acura says can fit one golf bag or a weekend's worth of luggage for two people. The size and shape aren't out of the ordinary for the class, though most mid-engine cars place their luggage compartment up front like the Audi A8 (8 cubic feet) and Porsche 911 Turbo (4.1 cubic feet)." -- Cars.com (2017)
  • "If there's one knock to the interior, it's that there's little storage, and most of it is hard to access while driving. That too is probably on purpose." -- Autoblog (2017)
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