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2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The TLX has potential but lacks panache, ultimately falling short of the best luxury compact sedans. It's available with either a four- or a six-cylinder engine, but AWD is available only with the V6. The 2.4-liter uses an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers quick, direct shifts and contributes to the very good 27 mpg overall. The V6 is a gem, with plenty of power, but it's paired with a nine-speed automatic that isn't all that smooth or responsive. We found the ride to be quite comfortable and handling to be responsive although not sporty. The cabin is quiet, but the infotainment system is distracting and awkward to use. Recent updates included an exterior freshening, making the AcuraWatch suite of safety equipment standard, tweaking the suspension and steering, and adding luxury features to the interior.
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2015-2018
2015 Redesign Year
Acura TLX 2018
The TLX is Acura's best sedan, but it still doesn't quite measure up to the competition. It's available with either a four- or a six-cylinder engine; all-wheel drive is only available with the V6. The 2.4-liter uses an eight-speed automatic that delivers quick, direct shifts and contributes to the very good 27 mpg overall. The V6 is a gem, with plenty of power, but its nine-speed automatic shifts roughly and uses an annoying pushbutton shifter. Handling is responsive, but not sporty, although the ride is quite comfortable. The cabin is quiet, but rear-seat room is so-so. Featuring two different screens, the infotainment system is unintuitive to use. A generous roster of advanced safety systems includes front-collision mitigation, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors. A 2018 update makes the AcuraWatch suite of safety equipment standard, as well as adding luxury features and tweaking the suspension and steering.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $24,250 - $34,050 $21,470 - $30,720
2017 $20,500 - $26,900 $17,880 - $23,880
2016 $18,325 - $22,750 $15,050 - $19,900
2015 $16,475 - $19,950 $12,920 - $17,170
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Acura TLX Ratings & Reliability
The TLX has potential but lacks panache, ultimately falling short of the best luxury compact sedans. It's available with either a four- or a six-cylinder engine, but AWD is available only with the V6. The 2.4-liter uses an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers quick, direct shifts and contributes to the very good 27 mpg overall. The V6 is a gem, with plenty of power, but it's paired with a nine-speed automatic that isn't all that smooth or responsive. We found the ride to be quite comfortable and handling to be responsive although not sporty. The cabin is quiet, but the infotainment system is distracting and awkward to use. Recent updates included an exterior freshening, making the AcuraWatch suite of safety equipment standard, tweaking the suspension and steering, and adding luxury features to the interior.
2015-2018
2015 Redesign Year
Acura TLX 2018
The TLX is Acura's best sedan, but it still doesn't quite measure up to the competition. It's available with either a four- or a six-cylinder engine; all-wheel drive is only available with the V6. The 2.4-liter uses an eight-speed automatic that delivers quick, direct shifts and contributes to the very good 27 mpg overall. The V6 is a gem, with plenty of power, but its nine-speed automatic shifts roughly and uses an annoying pushbutton shifter. Handling is responsive, but not sporty, although the ride is quite comfortable. The cabin is quiet, but rear-seat room is so-so. Featuring two different screens, the infotainment system is unintuitive to use. A generous roster of advanced safety systems includes front-collision mitigation, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors. A 2018 update makes the AcuraWatch suite of safety equipment standard, as well as adding luxury features and tweaking the suspension and steering.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $24,250 - $34,050 $21,470 - $30,720
2017 $20,500 - $26,900 $17,880 - $23,880
2016 $18,325 - $22,750 $15,050 - $19,900
2015 $16,475 - $19,950 $12,920 - $17,170