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.
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.
I don't understand why edmunds isn't giving the TLX more love, guess they are too caught up in the Audi BMW and Benz bandwagon and turbo craze. I have a 2013 Honda CR-V and love Hondas and decided it was time to upgrade the wife's car from a Mustang to this. Great decision the 4 cylinder has tremendous power even though I thought long and hard about going w the 6, the technology package is definitely worth the extra bucks for all the safety features and technology that comes w it. Absolutely love this car all the way around
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.
SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
We bought a TLX AWD V6 with tech package at end of August, 2016, the car vibrates around 75 MPH from day one. We sent it back to dealer 4 times, they did balance, changed four tires. Yesterday, they changed many parts according to the instruction from Acura. The car still vibrates around 75 MPH, but less intensively. Just improve a little bit. I have driven four TLX V6 AWD from dealer, every of them vibrates. My neighbor has a TLX AWD V6 with tech package too, his car vibrates around 75 MPH too. This time Acura made very bad car. Acura client relation is terrible. They don't care about this issue at all. We made phone, they told me they would call me back but they never called me.