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: Sedan. Available styles include Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM). TLX models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 TLX comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automated manual, 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 TLX comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Review 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.
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Is the 2017 Acura Tlx safe? The 2017 Acura Tlx earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
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