2013 Acura TSX Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 Acura TSX was new.


Interior: 8.1

Aside from confusing climate, audio and navigation controls, reviewers have few complaints about the 2013 Acura TSX’s interior. They say material quality is great and the TSX offers a solid list of standard features for its price. Reviewers say the front seats are spacious and comfortable, and the trunk is roomy.

  • "TSX exhibits solid assembly quality and most of the trim and plastics are nicely textured. The overall effect is very understated, and leans more towards sporty minimalism, which is in keeping with the car's character." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Inside, the cabin is comfortable and inviting, with leather all around." -- AutoWeek (2009)
  • "Overall fit and finish is good except for the unconvincing leather-esque texture on the dashboard." -- Car and Driver (2009)


Most reviewers report that the 2013 Acura TSX’s front seats are spacious, comfortable and offer good all-around outward visibility. Test drivers aren’t as impressed with the TSX’s rear seats. They say that they’re short on leg- and headroom, so they won’t be comfortable for all adults. 

  • "Visibility is good all around, though the outside mirrors are on the small side. TSX is class-competitive for overall space, which is to say, not very good. Lack of legroom is the main issue; even adults who are not very tall will find legroom in short supply. Headroom stops short of being poor because the angle of the rear seat backs will prevent most heads from brushing against the headliner." -- Consumer Guide (rear seats)
  • "With the adjustments offered by the driver's seat, along with the tilt/telescoping steering column, it's easy to find a good driving position." -- Cars.com (2009)
  • "The front seats, for one thing, are superbly shaped for maximum comfort." -- Popular Mechanics (2009)

Interior Features

The 2013 TSX comes standard with a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack and a power moonroof. A 10-speaker Acura Surround Sound system, which comes with satellite radio, 15 gigabytes of hard disk memory storage and Song by Voice, is optional. Song by Voice allows you to use voice commands to play music that’s on the TSX’s hard drive or on an iPod. Navigation, which comes with a rearview camera, is also optional. The TSX doesn’t offer optional safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning, which are available on some of its rivals.

Reviewers say that the interior controls’ simplicity depends on whether or not you add the technology package. Without this package, one reviewer says the controls are very straightforward. However, with the technology package, which includes a navigation system and an Acura stereo upgrade, reviewers say the controls are confusing. Reviewers still think the technology package is a worthwhile investment because the sound quality from the optional stereo is excellent. One reviewer adds that the steering wheel is saturated with an overwhelming number of buttons.

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  • "Included in the Technology Package, the 5.1 DVD-Audio Surround Sound is so utterly clear and clean, it puts other stock systems to shame." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The layout is much simpler on models equipped without the Technology Package. With said package, the navigation system is controlled by a knob and flanking buttons at the bottom of the central dashboard stack. While we appreciate Acura wanting to keep the navigation system separate from the audio and climate controls, the overall effect is not as user friendly as you might think." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The dash feels awash in buttons. The steering wheel has 11 buttons on it, seven of them multi-function. The center stack is a button convention with two multi-function knobs as special guests. We're sure it wouldn't take much to adapt and find our go-to buttons, but the initial cockpit survey leads us to think Airbus, not Acura." -- Autoblog (2010)


The Acura TSX’s trunk has 14 cubic feet of cargo space. The TSX’s trunk space is good for the class, but one reviewer notes that the trunk isn’t as useful as it could be because it narrows toward the rear tires. Interior storage also doesn’t meet reviewer expectations. The glove box and center console aren’t large enough for their tastes.

  • "A wide aperture and low deck are appreciated, but the trunk narrows quite a bit between the rear tires, limiting its usefulness for hauling bulky items. Storage pockets in all four doors help compensate for the somewhat small glovebox and center-console bins." -- Consumer Guide

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