I had a TSX. It was great. I have to admit, for the TLX, I was worried about the dual clutch transmission. I worried about Acura getting back to its roots with its sedans. All that has been put to rest. My 2.4L tech TLX has been absolutely great! There are some pretty curvy, hilly roads in Austin and I put the car to a test. It handles amazingly well and the transmission... awesome! You can feel the gear change from idle on to 2nd gear but that's it. Even then, it's pretty close. The technology is awesome too! I haven't even gotten to the aesthetics. The body looks great and the interior is definitely luxury. Thank you Acura!
Two weeks ago today, I traded in my 2006 Acura TSX. I loved my TSX, but after 18 years I figured it was time for an upgrade. So earlier this year, I started my research for my next car. After researching several options; including BMW 3 series, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS 350, and Acura TL. I read the news that Acura was unveiling the TLX. So I decided to postpone my purchase until late summer. Late summer arrived and I have my new car; the Acura TLX. I am glad that I waited. It has only been two weeks, however it has already exceeded my expectations in an automobile. The ride is smooth and well balanced and performance of the V6 is amazing. I was not expecting 0-60 in 6 seconds.
Love the new TLX. Very smooth ride. Electronics in the dash are well thought out. The interior design is sporty yet classy. The LED headlights give the car a very sleek and trendy look. The Econo mode boost gas mileage. 70/30 split of highway/city driving has earned me 29mpg.
I traded in my 2008 528i for a 2015 TLX v6 with the tech package, after looking at BMW's and MB. I am really enjoying the TLX. It drives as well as the new (post 2012) 5 series - which are less fun than my old 2008 - and it holds my family and my 6'1 son better than the new C-class (which is an amazing car, just too small). However, when you compare the MSRP of the TLX against similarly equipped German cars, you easily save $20K or more. Yes, the TLX isn't perfect - crisper handling would be nice, but overall the value for money factor on this car is amazing - we'll send the kid to college for a year on what we saved, and have fun driving him there to boot.
SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
Dec 25. 2017 - Update 27,000 KM Overall not happy with the navigation system. It's not accurate and voice commands are useless. Transmission occasionally does not shift properly. I'll have to bring it to the dealer to investigate. June 24, 2017 - Update 22,000 km - No issues to report. Breaks at 80%. B16 done at $382 tax in. Dec 24, 2016 - Update 15,000 km - no issues to report. Hwy Fuel economy 34 mpg possible in the economy mode. May 24, 2016 - Update 11,000 Km and so far no trips to the dealer other than one oil change and one non urgent software update. No issues to report. Fantastic fuel economy. This car is amazing. If you you can afford a car at this price point, this is the best that money can buy. It drives like luxury limo in a fuel economy mode and converts to sport agile performance sedan in a sport and sport + mode. Fuel economy is even better than advertised. There is a lot of technology and a learning curve but eventually you get a good use of most of the features. Interior is super quiet while driving and it has a buttery smooth transmission. However, when you push it hard, it gives you roaring sound. I-4 was also impressive, but feels peppy and sporty without that luxury feel of V6. AWD is awesome too. Highly recommended. Awesome build quality. Bluetooth - Make sure your phone is compatible! Apparently, I am hearing that Acura is not the fastest brand out there to update their Bluetooth software. I had no problem so far, but some close friends are experiencing nerve wrecking issues with their phone connectivity. Specially older models with newer phones. You probably think it's not a big deal until you experience the problem and it's very frustrating. I love the car, and I am planning to drive it a long time, but they must make sure Bluetooth connectivity is there.
Naturally aspirated, direct-injected V6 with cylinder deactivation
SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing and lift
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
290 @ 6,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
267 @ 4,500
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
Launch technique makes no difference in the TLX. Rapid pedal transition is as quick as power braking. Shift strategy (i.e. using manual mode) doesn't matter, either. In a sense this is good because it means anyone can achieve the TLX's best acceleration. No wheelspin off the line. Sport+ mode makes no difference here. Downshifts are rev-matched.
Better than the last TLX we tested but not impressive. Minimal pedal fade after five stops but the brakes still smoked at the end of the session. Runs ranged from 129 to 135 feet, which isn't particularly impressive.
Slalom: Stable and quick without any drama through the slalom. Stability control heavily limits throttle (even turned "off") but does so in a linear manner so that the intrusion doesn't upset the chassis. Goes right where it's pointed, but body roll and tires limit speed. Slalom: Amazing ability to rotate and go where it's pointed on the throttle. Fun to drive in this kind of corner where you can truly experience what SH-AWD does and how effective it can be. However, low-grip tires hurt performance.