2015 Acura TLX: No Heated Steering Wheel or Soup for You
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on November 18, 2015
Winter is here. You picked your 2015 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD for its all-wheel-drive capability. Heated front seats come standard. You thought you were ready. But even if you have a fully loaded TLX with the Technology and Advance packages, there's no way to get it with a heated steering wheel.
It's a curious omission for a luxury sedan.
I'm not expecting a standard heated steering wheel on the TLX. Optional is perfectly fine. Our long-term Volvo S60 has one. Heck, our Renegade has a heated steering wheel. You can also get a heated steering wheel on almost all of the TLX's rivals, including the BMW 3 Series, Buick Regal, Cadillac ATS, Infiniti Q50, Lexus ES 350, Lincoln MKZ and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
In fairness, the Audi A4 doesn't offer one, and neither do the Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA-Class. All the same, it'd be nice to see Acura round out the TLX's repertoire with a heated steering wheel.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor