by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on March 15, 2016
I enjoy driving. So it didn't take much to convince myself it was a good idea to take our 2015 Acura TLX on a 10-hour, 600-mile road trip last Tuesday. My motivation was to break the single-tank fuel economy and range records before the Acura left our garage for good.
The only real question on my mind was which direction to travel. If I planned things right, an obscure roadside landmark would act as a turnaround point and supply me with some secondary sense of accomplishment.
I found the spot. It fit my stringent criteria of being near the road and of mild historical significance. And it was spelled the same as mine. I set my sights on the Von Schmidt marker located at the California-Nevada-Arizona border. Along the way I gathered plenty of long-range TLX driving impressions.
by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on March 9, 2016
February 2016 was scheduled to be our last full month with the 2015 Acura TLX. We figured on one last long distance cruise to see if it had anything to show us that we hadn't seen in the past 11 months.
There was a little something, as it turned out.
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on February 26, 2016
We're coming to the end of our year with the 2015 Acura TLX. In December and January, we added nearly 3,500 miles to the odometer, many of those courtesy Ron's road trip to Vegas and Josh's trip to Yosemite, where he had a chance to put the Acura's "Super-Handling" all-wheel-drive system to the test.
by Ronald Montoya, Senior Consumer Advice Editor on January 19, 2016
It was time for me to cover the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and I needed a car for the road trip. Rain was in the forecast, the first storm of the "El Niño" season. And like any Los Angeles native, I freaked out and figured I would need an SUV with all-wheel drive to ford any treacherous waters.
Our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot wasn't available, so I dropped the SUV idea and took the 2015 Acura TLX instead. An Edmunds colleague made the trip with me.
by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on December 8, 2015
Besides the usual commute duty for the month of November, our long-term 2015 Acura TLX enjoyed an extended stay in Fresno, then a Thanksgiving jaunt to the Bay Area and back.
In total, we logged another 1,560 miles and averaged 24.5 mpg for the month. This increased our lifetime average by only 0.1 mpg. Considering the amount of heavy L.A. traffic we're contending with, we're doing a decent job of homing in on the 25 mpg EPA combined estimate.
by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on November 3, 2015
After eight months in our long-term fleet, our 2015 Acura TLX fuel efficiency appears settled in, coming in just below the EPA-combined figure of 25 mpg. Take the jump for some month-to-month highlights of test so far.
by Ronald Montoya, Senior Consumer Advice Editor on October 26, 2015
Ever notice how it takes a while for an LCD TV to power on? I do. Does it bug you when you press a button and there's a noticeable lag before the action takes place? Yeah, me too. I've been noticing this lag on the accelerator pedals of many modern cars.
Our 2015 Acura TLX is no exception, but I've found a way around it.
by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on October 9, 2015
We added 2,703 miles to the odometer of our 2015 Acura TLX in September, an impressive number that's just short of the 2,709 miles we added in August. Lengthy commutes and a couple of road trips accounted for most of the TLX's highway-heavy month. And as Dan Edmunds and I have learned, the TLX will beat EPA highway estimates even while moving at a decent clip with several passengers. Two of the nine fill-ups for the month, for example, surpassed the 31 mpg mark.
Here's how September shaped up for the TLX:
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on September 10, 2015
We haven't been able to report much on fuel economy for our 2015 Acura TLX for a variety of reasons. But I've finally got some hard numbers to report from August. Compared to what the EPA estimates we should be getting, our TLX is doing pretty well.
by Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief on September 2, 2015
I've come around on our long-term 2015 Acura TLX. I've been cold, now I'm sold. This car gets better the more you drive it and the harder you push it.
What turned me around? A road trip.
Last week I drove the TLX from Los Angeles to Carmel Valley and back in three days.
July 24, 2015
Few of us got a chance to drive our 2015 Acura TLX before it got clobbered by some idiot bent on making a right turn from the left lane. I'd driven it home once, but it was a particularly bad traffic day and I didn't learn much.
That looked set to change early last week. I had business in San Jose and driving seemed like my best option. The TLX had just returned to the fleet and needed miles to make up for its long stint on the disabled list. My route wasn't going to be much more than a freeway cruise, but at least I'd get a better sense of the machine.