2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon


#2 out of 12 in 2011 Wagons

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon was new.


Interior: 8.1

Though it isn’t perfect, the interior of the 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon gets mostly high marks. Reviewers say the build quality is good, the seats are comfortable and cargo room is generous. The TSX Sport Wagon has a long list of standard features, but opting for the Technology package makes the electronics on this wagon downright impressive.

  • "There's a sense of quality inside the TSX that falls somewhere between the sensible Mazda CX-7 and the luxurious BMW X3. Everything fits together nicely, the materials are high quality and road and engine noise are kept largely at bay." -- Edmunds
  • "Passenger compartment is the same size as the sedan, but seemed roomier, probably an illusion due to the wagon's open space in back. Color scheme of black, gray and white was simple, classy." -- USA TODAY
  • "The 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon's cabin tech, with its hard-drive-based navigation, advanced voice command, and ELS audio system, earns the car an excellent score for electronics. The car offers a full range of audio sources and external data including traffic and weather." -- CNET


The 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon seats five people in two rows.  Leather upholstery is standard. Reviewers say the seats are supportive and comfortable, even for long drives. A power driver’s seat is standard.  Reviewers say even the rear seat is fairly roomy for a wagon, though taller adults may be cramped.

  • "The seating position is instantly right, with minimal fiddling, which seems to set the car up for spirited driving right out of box.” -- AutoWeek
  • "Our 6-foot-1-inch copy editor stuffed himself in the backseat after adjusting the driver seat for his preferred position. His knees touched the seatback, but there was ample headroom. He'd tolerate a ride across town this way, but not much farther." -- Edmunds
  • "Narrow, toe-tangling rear door openings made it hard to get into or out of the back seat. Once ensconced, though, there was marginally acceptable knee and toe space for two adults." -- USA TODAY
  • "The TSX seats are easily adjustable and comfortable for long trips. Instruments are easy to view, but the navi screen will be an instant washout on sunny days. A 6-foot passenger will fit in the rear seats for a short ride behind a similarly tall driver." -- MarketWatch
  • "Inside, the front bucket seats deliver good support and long-distance comfort." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Interior Features

Acura is known for building high-tech, high-quality interiors, and reviewers say the TSX Sport Wagon is no exception. Most features, like satellite radio, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth and USB port with iPod integration are standard. But, if you opt for the technology package you get navigation, solar-sensing climate control, a rear view camera and traffic and weather alerts. One favorite feature is Acura’s Song By Voice system.  Using a Bluetooth-enabled music player, you can stream music wirelessly through the TSX Sport Wagon’s stereo and control it with voice commands.

The only complaint reviewers have about the interior features are the sun visors.  Several say they’re too small and not versatile enough.  A few also mention that the center stack is button-heavy and not as modern as some other interiors, but they don’t mind the slightly out-of-date look as it makes the electronics easier to use.

  • "One minor annoyance: For an upscale model, the lack of an extending sun visor to block the side window seems like an oversight. Even much less expensive cars now offer significantly better functionality than this Acura's visors." -- AutoWeek
  • "The center stack -- all 40 buttons of it -- is fairly busy, but we found it relatively easy to access critical functions." -- Edmunds
  • "As-yet-uninfected by modern over-complexity, the wagon's knobs, buttons and dials were just about where you wanted them and worked about the way you desired." -- USA TODAY
  • "The car's interior also received upgrades, with new door panels, LED foot lighting and carbon-gray and silver garnishes. As a result, we think the 2011 TSX looks more like the luxury-segment model it is supposed to be, and the interior ambience feels classy without any corny traditional luxury-car flourishes. " -- Popular Mechanics
  • "Fit and finish was excellent on the test wagon." -- MarketWatch
  • "The Bluetooth phone system is full-featured, downloading a paired phone's contact list and making it possible to dial by name with the voice command system. And another advanced feature Acura has been rolling out in its various models is what it calls Song By Voice, a feature that lets you request music from a paired iPod or the car's own hard drive by artist, album, or song name. This feature works well and had no trouble with a difficult artist name such as Blitzen Trapper." -- CNET
  • "As with most higher-tech cars these days, there's an array of buttons and knobs but they are relatively easy to learn. Curiously, the sun visors do not slide on their support rods to block sun from the side, despite the fact that other Acura models have sliders." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


With all seats in use, the 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon has 25.8 cubic feet of cargo space. With the backseats folded, it has a cavernous 60.5 cubic feet of space.  Reviewers like that the amount of cargo space rivals some SUVs.  Plus, since the TSX is a wagon, it’s lower to the ground which makes loading heavy items easier.  Reviewers also like the smaller storage spaces, including three hidden bins below the cargo floor.  If you opt for the technology package, the TSX Sport Wagon comes with an automatic rear liftgate.

  • "As for the added cargo-carrying space, there's a fair amount here. With the rear seats folded, there's 60.5 cubic feet of space, which is actually more than the BMW 328i wagon (54.7 cubic feet) and the Audi A4 Avant (56.5 cubic feet). Then there's additional storage underneath the floor in the trunk and a couple of other nooks and crannies back there to the side." -- AutoWeek
  • "There's a lot of it, and it's cleverly done. Space under the floor can be used to hide valuables, or provide a deeper well for things that you don't want to slide or tip." -- USA TODAY

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