2017 Acura TLX Buyer's Guide
Acura Gets Focused
The TLX, which replaced both the TSX and TL in Acura's lineup, is Acura's direct answer to small luxury sedan stalwarts ranging from the BMW 3 Series to the Lexus IS. A quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic transmission, sophisticated all-wheel-drive system and all-wheel steering highlight a long list of impressive technologies, and the Acura TLX offers more features for the money compared to most of its direct competitors, as is typically the case with Acura vehicles. Combined with a responsive, fun-to-drive demeanor, Acura's latest sedan is relatively new to the segment, but its bang-for-the-buck appeal is comfortably familiar.
"More powerful than the turbocharged Audi A4 2.0T, the TLX 2.4L impresses with its sprightly acceleration and ingenious 4-wheel P-AWS steering (Precision All-Wheel Steer) that make it feel light and nimble in the corners." Get more driving impressions in our 2017 Acura TLX full review.
TLX owner and KBB.com visitor corky just returned from a 4,500-mile trip to the Canadian Rockies, and noted: "The car was flawless, Quiet, responsive, comfortable, and it was great on gas. I got 38 mpg. The only complaint I have is the unintuitive GPS, and the 2 screens on the dash. I hate those 2 screens. But I love the car." Read more consumer reviews of the Acura TLX.
Front-wheel-drive TLX models include Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer system, which improves highway lane changes, spirited cornering and parking lot maneuverability. TLX V6 models are available with Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, which enhances high-performance driving in addition to offering the usual foul-weather traction advantages.
Build and Price
The 2017 Acura TLX starts under $33,000 and tops out at over $45,000. But those are sticker prices and you should expect to pay less. Build and price your own 2017 Acura TLX to unlock this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
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