2017 Acura TLX

$32,000 - $44,900
2017 Acura TLX


  • Quiet cabin at highway speeds
  • Rear seat legroom is generous
  • Ample trunk space and in-cabin storage for small items
  • Typically priced less than German competitors


  • Technology interface isn't as user-friendly as some rivals
  • Real-world fuel economy not as impressive as advertised
  • Doesn't stop as quickly either
  • Accelerates sluggishly compared to others in the class

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Features & Specs

4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
Starting MSRP$32,000$36,050$39,500$41,700$44,900$35,450$42,700
Transmission8-speed automated manual8-speed automated manual9-speed shiftable automatic9-speed shiftable automatic9-speed shiftable automatic9-speed shiftable automatic9-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower206 hp @ 6800 rpm206 hp @ 6800 rpm290 hp @ 6200 rpm290 hp @ 6200 rpm290 hp @ 6200 rpm290 hp @ 6200 rpm290 hp @ 6200 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.8%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Great car, great value
An ex-girlfriend has this car. I drove it for several weeks including an out of town trip/vacation. When she told me how much she paid for it, I thought she was confused and made her show me the purchase contract. She paid a little over 30 for the base model. You cannot get a car like this for the money. People that complain about the acceleration need to learn how to drive. The 4 cylinder has more horse power than a Toyota Camry. When you are passing or merging you floor it to make it down shift to use all 204hp. My normal car is an infiniti G37 (330hp). I floor the infiniti about once a week and floored the acura two or three times a day. I paid about 45 for my infiniti with all the bells and whistles. My car has some features that the acura doesn't have but it has some that mine doesn't. The acura has no gas cap and shows the tire pressure for each individual tire just to name a few. You can find better cars than the tlx and cheaper cars than the tlx but you can't find one that's better and cheaper.
Regret Purchase
I own a 2010 Acura TL and it was time for an upgrade and I chose a 2017 Acura TLX. I can't tell you how disappointed I am in this car and the regret I feel for spending this much money on a car with so many flaws I can't begin to explain them all. The dashboard technology is so ridiculously behind and out of sync with other brands but of course I didn't realize how bad until after I owned the car and had a chance to deal with it on a daily basis. Just an example is turning on heated seats requires pressing a button on the touch screen then selecting again a level of choice. If you want to change it again that same two steps is required each and every time. I get so frustrated with how ridiculous this is when you think about safety and distracted driving. If you use voice control it's the same two step process if it recognizes what you are saying. The car is completely gutless and unresponsive and I don't drive it the same as my 2010 TL because I can't. I'm discouraged I spent so much money on this car when the manufacturer hasn't corrected the past problems with their brand and went cheap by not updating and keeping current with technology offered by other auto makers in the same class. Some things in this car just don't make sense and you won't know it until you drive it for awhile.
Practical luxury
Having had several Honda's , I wanted to try a luxury vehicle and chose the Acura TLX. I find this vehicle to be quiet, solid and sporty to drive. If you want ostrich covered upholstery and a vehicle that drives itself, this probably is not for you. But if you want a car that has all the necessary luxury items and is fun to drive, try the TLX. I also like the fact that, unlike my Honda, I don't see this vehicle every time I turn around.

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The 2017 Acura TLX has carved out a nice little niche for itself. It's longer and wider than most of its compact-luxury competitors and provides nearly as much space as you'd find in a midsize sedan, but its price is lower than most premium-branded compacts. The TLX owes its extra space to its underpinnings, which it shares with the generously sized Honda Accord, though the TLX's shorter and wider dimensions and attractive angular styling give it a distinctively athletic look.

Your experience behind the wheel of the TLX largely depends on which engine is under the hood. Acura offers a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 206 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque as well as a 3.5-liter V6 making 290 hp and 267 lb-ft. The 2.4-liter engine gets a sportier automatic transmission: an eight-speed dual-clutch automated manual, as opposed to the V6's traditional nine-speed automatic. Nevertheless, the V6 is the engine of choice for drivers who like speed. (It's also the only way to get all-wheel drive.) Edmunds track-tested both powertrains, and while the four-cylinder's 7.4-second zero-to-60-mph run was decent, the V6's 6.1-second sprint was much more exciting. In real-world driving, the four-cylinder just doesn't have the punch of the TLX's turbocharged competitors.

Unfortunately, real-world gas mileage isn't as good as the EPA numbers would lead you to believe. The EPA figure for the four-cylinder TLX is 28 mpg combined (24 city/35 highway), but in Edmunds fuel economy testing, the car returned a disappointing 23.6 mpg. Likewise, the all-wheel-drive V6 is rated at 25 mpg combined (21 city/31 highway), but in our testing it only achieved 21.6 mpg.

It's not that we didn't find things to like in the TLX: Ride and handling is good by class standards, but the TLX lets in more road noise than its rivals. The cabin is roomy and stylish, and while quality is generally good, there are a few trim pieces that are not as substantial as what you would find in the Acura's German competition. The rear seat is plush and offers generous legroom, though headroom is tight for taller passengers. We don't quite know what to make of the TLX's unusual dual-screen infotainment setup. The system's menu structure is easy to learn, but the control knob is oddly placed and the touchscreen is awkward to use while driving. That said, the TLX's optional ELS sound system is lovely, and enough reason by itself to spring for the optional Technology package.

The TLX is also a very good value. It's sold in a single model, and many luxury features that are optional on other cars come as standard equipment on the TLX. Instead of higher trim levels, Acura offers a Technology package, which, as the name implies, bundles infotainment and driver aids, and the Advance package, which includes additional comfort and safety features. How should you equip your 2017 Acura TLX? Edmunds will be happy to help you find just the right one.

2017 Acura TLX Overview

The 2017 Acura TLX is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A).

What do people think of the 2017 Acura TLX?

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