TSX is a model
of automobile manufactured by Honda
and sold in North America under
brand name. The TSX is badge engineered
from the Honda
Accord sold in Europe and Japan. As of 2003, the TSX is the smallest
sedan in the Acura model
line, other than the EL sold only in Canada.
The 2004 model
year TSX's powertrain
is comprised of a 2.4-L inline four-cylinder engine (automotive.com, 2003), a six-speed manual transmission (Engine Power, 2003), and a front wheel drive
layout (automotive.com, 2003).
The TSX is based on the European and Japanese CL-series Honda
Accord. However, the TSX has a restyled interior and different suspension tuning.
The engine, the K24A1, is related to the engine in the Honda
Accord (7th generation), the Honda
CR-V, the Honda
Element, and a smaller version in the Acura
RSX and RSX Type-S. The K24A1 features
intelligent variable valve timing
and produces 200 horsepower (150 kW) in this iteration.
The TSX comes with either a 5-speed sportshift
automatic or a 6-speed manual. The manual features
a magnesium casing, to reduce weight.
The TSX's suspension setup of a double wishbone front and a multi-link in the rear
was especially tuned by the Honda engineers
to maximize handling and cornering speed.