- A 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon (credit: Acura, via Netcarshow.com) .

Yes, Acura Once Made A Wagon

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Today, Acura may be known for its luxury vehicles, such as the compact ILX, mid-size TLX, and full-size RLX, as well as compact and mid-size crossover SUV's like the RDX and MDX, and not to mention, the iconic NSX sports car, but for four years, Acura also sold a five-door wagon right here in the United States. You see, the Acura TSX was Acura's affordably luxury sedan, first introduced for the 2004 model year, and based on the Euro-Spec Honda Accord. It was redesigned for its second generation in 2009, becoming larger, gaining both optional V6 power and Acura's superb Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. While the eighth-generation Honda Accord offered a wagon variant (known as the "Tourer"), Acura finally decided to allow Americans to join in on the fun when it introduced the TSX Sport Wagon. And while the TSX Sport Wagon was dropped after the 2014 model year, it still had a good four-year production run.

The TSX Sport Wagon took the TSX Sedan and stretched it by about 0.5 inches, but kept both its height and width identical (56.7 inches and 72.4 inches, respectively). This allowed for not only similar exterior styling cues, but opened up the cargo area in the rear of the TSX to allow for longer items to fit into the vehicle. Unfortunately, though, while it seemed like the TSX Sport Wagon was a great idea, and could easily compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series Wagon, Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon, and Volvo V70/XC70, it was unfortunately only available in a single configuration, whereas the TSX Sedan was available with two different powertrain options, two different drive options, and two different transmission options, which may have killed the fun for enthusiasts. The TSX Sport Wagon was available in a single "Base Model", powered by the same 201-horsepower, 2.4L Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine, known as the "K24Z3", a five-speed automatic transmission, and Front Wheel Drive (FWD). It would have been very cool to see the TSX Sport Wagon offer the V6 engine, six-speed manual transmission, and Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system of its TSX Sedan counterpart, and if Acura had sold a TSX Sport Wagon in that exact configuration, we guarantee that they would have sold more examples of what was otherwise an excellent concept. Both the TSX Sedan and the TSX Sport Wagon were assembled at Honda's Sayama, Japan Assembly Plant.

Even though the TSX Sport Wagon was only available in a single "Base" configuration, that surely didn't mean that it didn't come well-equipped. Standard features on the TSX Sport Wagon were comparable to that of the base TSX Sedan. These features included a fully leather-trimmed interior, dual power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support and heating functionality, a 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, a climate-controlled front center console, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and transmission shift lever, a seven-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system with streaming audio capabilities via A2DP, HomeLink, a tilt-and-telescopic adjustable steering column, ambient interior lighting, a power moonroof, heated side mirrors, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon front head lamps with front fog lamps, a dual-outlet exhaust system, and roof side rails. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP) for the Acura TSX Sport Wagon, without options (no "options" were available, though you could equip your TSX Sport Wagon with the Technology Package, which added options such as GPS navigation and real-time traffic information and a high-resolution LCD display screen, and there were also plenty of accessories to personalize your TSX Sport Wagon with), began at a very affordable $30,960 for a 2011 model, and topped out at a still decent $31,985 when it was discontinued after the 2014 model year.

Unfortunately, while sales numbers weren't available for the Acura TSX Sport Wagon, all good things have to come to an end. While it was announced that the Acura TSX Sedan, and its larger sibling, the TL, would be consolidated into a single, all-new model for the 2015 model year, the TSX Sport Wagon was discontinued after four model years in 2014. But if you missed your chance to own a TSX Sport Wagon when it was new, you still have a chance to own a relatively low-mileage pre-owned example: as of this writing, there were 38 Acura TSX Sport Wagon models listed for sale on Cars.com, with pricing ranging from $13,500 for a 2012 model with 61,031 miles, to $21,900 for another 2012 model with only 42,000 miles. What do you think of the Acura TSX Sport Wagon? Did you know that Acura even made such a vehicle? Do you wish you'd purchased one when it was still being sold, or did you even own one yourself? Would you purchase a pre-owned example? Let us know in the comments down below!

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