The Acura TLX
Acura has been working hard at redesigning their vehicles, including the recent redesigns of the ILX and RDX which included some fairly major facelifts and interior touch-ups. Next on the table would seem to be the TLX, coming up later this year; but thankfully the TLX already has a great platform to work with and Acura are sure to embrace that. Let’s take a look at what already makes the TLX great, before Acura improves on that!
From a performance standpoint, the TLX starts base with a 2.4-liter, four cylinder engine that produces 206 horsepower, although the upgraded 3.5-liter V6 with 290 horsepower is my recommendation; the improved responsiveness and power fits the vehicles quite a bit more than the four-cylinder does. Meanwhile, the four-cylinder receives an 8-speed transmission and front wheel drive, but the V6 utilizes an improved 9-speed transmission that can drive power to the front wheels or all four wheels. Speaking of which, the TLX is one of (if not the) most affordable four-wheel drive vehicle in its class!
Meanwhile, the interior is a comfy fit for yourself and all your passengers; seating 3 in the back, one passenger and the driver, the TLX is a roomy 4-door sedan ready for any lifestyle. Combine that with the 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space, more than both the BMW 3 Series and Infiniti Q50, whether you’re out grocery shopping for hosting a Super Bowl watch party or taking your next family road trip, you can be sure all cargo will fit with ease.
Of course, the technology factors always play an important role in vehicles, from interior infotainment systems to safety technology that helps prevent collisions and improve driving. That’s why the TLX comes two center stacked screens, controllable between touch-screen and joystick interface, as well as easy air-con controls, drive interfaces, and other options. Beyond that, standard on the TLX are collision-mitigation braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beams.
Starting at $33,000 MSRP and topping out at $45,950, the TLX is a strong contender for luxury sedans, with many options standard, fantastic performance, and competitive pricing. But later this year we should have more information on the upcoming TLX changes and the TLX Type S, a sport model hopefully also available later this year. Make sure to check in at Acura of Wichita and view some of our fantastic options currently available for the TLX, or for information on anything else you need!