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The redesigned TLX is a sleek sedan that's larger than the competition but not roomier. The standard 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic and together feels energetic.
Fuel economy of 23 mpg overall is not stellar. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional. The ride is quite comfortable and handling is nimble, but the driving experience is underwhelming. Road and engine noise undermine the premium pretense. The low stance hurts access and the rear seat is tight. Drivers interact with the infotainment display via a touchpad. The screen is not touch-enabled. We found this system very distracting and unintuitive to use. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assistance are standard. Blind spot warning requires getting the Technology package.
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2015-2020
2015 Redesign Year
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.
$28,475 - $37,125
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$24,975 - $33,800
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$22,025 - $31,150
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$18,225 - $23,825
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$15,950 - $20,600
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$14,450 - $18,575
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