Acura TLX

Acura TLX

About Acura TLX

With its clean, stylish exterior and handsome, technology-rich interior, the 2017 Acura TLX sports sedan is the luxury car for people who value intelligent design as much as they do a good deal. Looking at the TLX’s standard-equipment list and varied drivetrain choices, including a potent V6 engine and Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), the competition has reason to be worried. Competitors such as the Audi A4 and Infiniti Q50 cost more when optioned to match the TLX, while others, such as the BMW 3 Series, can’t match the TLX’s comfortably smooth ride. The TLX also excels in the areas of safety and value, exhibiting a nearly flawless execution of fit and finish and cutting-edge driver-assist systems.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Acura TLX
What's new for 2017?
2017 Acura TLX

Other than some new colors, the 2017 TLX luxury-performance sedan remains unchanged.

  • Expert Rating: 8.7
  • Consumers Rating: 8.1
  • MPG 24|35
2016 Acura TLX
What's new for 2016?
2016 Acura TLX

As the Acura TLX was introduced as a completely new model in the middle of the 2015 model year, nothing has been changed for 2016.

2015 Acura TLX
What's new for 2015?
2015 Acura TLX

The 2015 Acura TLX is all-new, replacing the TSX and TL sedans. It shares the same 109.3-inch wheelbase as the larger TL, but is 3.7 inches shorter overall while retaining the same cabin space. The TLX features two new gearboxes, an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic and a 9-speed automatic. Front-drive models have 4-wheel steering to improve maneuverability and handling.

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Consumer Reviews

TLX V6 Tech - awesome acceleration, handling & MPG

By on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Best car In class, with great value & fun to drive"

Cons: "Car does not have reputation it deserves"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The 3.5 V6 has awesome acceleration in Sport and Sport+ mode, 0-60 in 5.7 seconds. Not surprising given the 290 HP 3.5L V6, what is surprising is the 31MPG combined city/Hwy fuel economy that I am now getting even with car in Sport mode all the time. This car has an extremely quiet cabin and an awesome 10 speaker surround sound system that sounds like a concert hall in your car. I recommend anybody in the market for a midsize luxury sport sedan give this car a drive and compare to any in it's class. With this car you get more for less money than the competition.It has 5 star safety, is an IIHS top safety pick and with awesome Honda/Acura reliability and resale value. I can confirm thru years of re-sales and trade-ins Acura is among the best of any make. It simply cannot be beat for a luxury sport sedan of this caliber and all that you get especially with the Technology package. Transmission issues reported on the 2015 are non existent on the 2016 and 2017 TLX, Acura upgraded the software and the issues from 2015 are gone, which is why I waited a model year before buying this new TLX vehicle. This is the best luxury sport sedan I have ever owned. The styling is conservative but sharp, the luxury is just what you would want without being over the top, and with Sport+ or Sport mode the 3.5L V6 FWD performance is awesome with documented 0-60 in 5.7 seconds (see zero to sixty website for TLX V6 FWD), it turns on a dime with excellent handling, and with the quietest cabin and smoothest ride you will find. With 5 star NHTSB crash ratings, and IIHS Top Safety Pick+ it is one of the safest vehicles on the road, and with the Tech package collision avoidance warning technology I personally avoided several very close call lane change accidents on my commute to and from work. If you are in the market for a luxury sport sedan and are looking to keep the price at or below 40$K, you will not find a better car in this class as the competitors will charge at least 11- 20 $K more for similar trim levels/options. I am a very pleased happy Acura TLX owner."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

DON'T BUY Until Acura Fixes Transmission Issues

By on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 450

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Good Value"

Cons: "Quirky Transmission"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"It seems like my new Acura TLX is having issues with it’s ZF 9-speed transmission. It hesitates and shifts hard going from 2nd to 3rd gear. A lot of TLX owners are upset about this and there is currently a 9-page thread on Acurazine about this issue. This same ZF 9-speed transmission is also used by the 2014 Range Rover Evoque, the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees, and the 2015 Chrysler 200s. These vehicles are also having transmission issues. Some TLX owners have found a workaround for this issue. However, many owners feel that they shouldn’t have to employ a workaround for a car that can cost up to $45,000. Unfortunately, Acura has not even acknowledged this issue. Several owners have taken their TLX to the dealer only to be told that there is no problem."

90 people out of 95 found this review helpful

All and all great car for a reasonable price.

By on Monday, December 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very pleasent to drive"

Cons: "Transmission could be better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Very smooth and competent ride. Great gas millage-better than advertised. Excellent acceleration but with some hesitation at times."

19 people out of 20 found this review helpful

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