|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2018 Acura TLX
|V-6 SH-AWD A-Spec||3.5L V6||AWD||9A||5.7 sec||14.2 sec @ 100 mph||20/29/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V-6 SH-AWD A-Spec||3.5L V6||AWD||9A||6.0 sec||14.5 sec @ 96.6 mph||20/29/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2015 Acura TLX
|2.4L Technology Package||2.4L I-4||FWD||8A||6.8 sec||15.4 sec @ 93 mph||24/35/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.4L Technology Package||2.4L I-4||FWD||8A||7.2 sec||15.6 sec @ 91.1 mph||24/35/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.4L Technology Package||2.4L I-4||FWD||8A||7.3 sec||15.6 sec @ 91 mph||24/35/28.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.4L Technology Package||2.4L I-4||FWD||8A||8.7 sec||16.7 sec @ 87 mph||24/35/30.8 mpg||Motor Week|
|V-6 Advance Package||3.5L V6||FWD||9A||5.7 sec||14.2 sec @ 103 mph||21/34/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V-6 SH-AWD Advance Package||3.5L V6||AWD||9A||5.8 sec||14.2 sec @ 100 mph||21/31/24 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V-6 SH-AWD Advance Package||3.5L V6||AWD||9A||5.9 sec||14.4 sec @ 98.4 mph||21/31/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Acura TLX
If you want a sports sedan that fuses athleticism with great design refinements, you have to see the current model of the Acura TLX. Its next-generation performance-handling technologies will amaze you.
The TLX’s powerful engine, coupled with its three track-honed drivetrain will provide you a fresh definition of efficient performance that is definitely way ahead of other cars in its class. This car will let you experience the thrills of driving like never before.
Its modern sophisticated design shown by its sculpted lines, short overhang, and a broad, athletic stance will not fail to capture your attention.
A Short Glimpse at Acura TLX’s History
The Acura brand was launched in the North America in March 1986. It is a division of car manufacturer Honda which produces its luxury vehicles. The first Acura car was introduced in Hong Kong in 1991. Later, Acura was launched in Mexico in 2004, and then in China in 2006, and in Russia, in 2014.
The current Acura TLX was designed in Acura’s Los Angeles Design Studio and was first introduced as the “TLX Prototype”. It is meant to replace the TL and TSX sedans. Its production version was launched at the New York International Auto Show in April 2014.
The most important specs that you need to know about the 2015 Acura TLX are the following:
- Engine Type: Direct injection 2.4 liters, 4-cylinders, or Direct injection 3.6 liters V-6; 206 hp. @ 6800 RPM- 4-cyl. or 290 hp. @ 6200 RPM – V-6; 182 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 RPM – 4-cyl. or 267 lb.-ft. @ 4500 RPM – V-6
- Drive Train: Front-wheel drive: 4-cyl. & V-6, and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive
- Transmission: 8-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) with torque converter and Sequential SportShift paddle shifters: 4-cyl. or 9-Speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters: V-6 & SH-AWD
- Suspension: 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut front / multi-link rear
- Steering: Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS) or Precision All-Wheel Steer(P-AWS®): 4-cyl. & V-6
- Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; Front disc brakes ventilated; Rear disc brakes solid
The Acura TLX is available in three variants: the base model which has four-cylinders, the V-6 front-drive and the V-6 all-wheel drive which is the premium model.
Test drivers find that the base model is the best variant for the car enthusiast. Although it doesn’t have all the premium extras of the higher and more expensive variants, it is perfectly balanced and very comfortable to drive.
The 2.4 liter engine of the base model does not have massive power but is very responsive and the engine sound is great as you rev it up toward the top of the tachometer.
When it is coupled with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, all the jerk and lurch which are often experienced with this arrangement is completely eliminated. But it still delivers all the usual zip and pep of a dual-clutch system.
Although the TLX is not the best in fuel economy, it still delivers quite a good performance on the fuel department.
The base model with a front-wheel drive, four-cylinders and 8 speed dual clutch transmission is rated at 24 miles per gallon in the city, and 35 mpg on the highway, with a combined 28 mpg.
The variant equipped with a V-6 engine and 9 speed automatic transmission is rated by the EPA at 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, with a combined rating of 25 mpg.
Based on these figures, you can see that the Acura TLX is a decent performer both on long trips and in city driving.
The safety tests conducted by the authorized safety agencies of the federal government will make you confident about its ability to keep you safe on the road. Its safety package also contributes largely to its road worthiness.
NHTSA or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded this car a five-star rating. On its part, the IIHS or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded this car with its Top Safety Pick plus, and has given the car top marks in all its test categories.
The car’s safety standards include a rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines, traction and stability control, LED daytime running lights, seven airbags, brake assist, anti-lock braking and many more.
Comfort and Quality
One thing you will notice about the Acura TLX’s cabin is that it is comfortable and very spacious. It offers more in these areas than its nearest competitors. Although the interior materials are not top-of-the-line, they nevertheless look nice and pricey.
And the car really keeps outside noises out. It’s almost like there is no wind and sounds that can bother you while you’re driving it on the highway or in the city. Thus, you can carry on with your conversations with nary a sound disturbing you from the outside.
To learn more about Acura TLX, visit the official Acura website.
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