ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. FCW and AEB standard from 2018.
The redesigned TLX has a perky powertrain and a comfortable ride. But the loud cabin, confounding infotainment touchpad, and unimpressive fuel economy result in a road-test score—and an overall driving experience—that falls short of its luxury sports sedan competition.
The standard 272-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine feels energetic, delivering quick acceleration on our test track and in regular driving. The 10-speed automatic transmission shifts quickly and smoothly, but the all-wheel-drive model we tested (front-wheel drive comes standard) registered a disappointing 23 mpg overall, which is several mpg below the more efficient cars in the class.