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2019 Acura TLX

What’s new

  • A-Spec Appearance package extended to four-cylinder model
  • New 19-inch wheel design for certain trims
  • Part of the first TLX generation introduced for 2015

Pros & Cons

  • Interior is quiet and trimmed with high-quality materials
  • Comes standard with several desirable driver safety aids
  • Back seat comfortably seats adults
  • Competent but bland driving character
  • no real zest or gusto
  • Four-cylinder engine is underpowered
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MSRP Range
$33,000 - $45,950
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$33,000
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$30,423
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Which TLX does Edmunds recommend?

Don't be tempted by the A-Spec trims; we think this entry-level premium sedan is most compelling in its lower-priced trim levels, such as the TLX 2.4L with Technology package. It enhances the TLX's value and actually feels lighter and more maneuverable than the more powerful V6 version. The four-cylinder TLX also has a more cooperative transmission than the V6 model. Adding the Technology package gets you worthwhile amenities and convenience features.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.5 / 10

The 2019 Acura TLX remains true to its mission of providing substance over flash. While its European and American competitors battle for brand cachet, the TLX quietly continues offering an expert blend of performance, comfort and reliability. It won't set your pulse alight, but it's no snoozer either, especially when equipped with its optional V6 engine.

Acura introduced the TLX in 2015 to replace its TSX and TL sedans, aiming to combine the appeal of both cars in a single model. Largely, it's worked. Today's TLX offers the available power and performance of the older TL and bundles it up inside tidier, more TSX-like dimensions.

Last year's model featured a freshened look and a new A-Spec trim level with a sport-tuned suspension. For 2019, the TLX remains the same under the skin but offers a few new treatments, including the A-Spec package for four-cylinder models and a new wheel design for certain V6 trims.

Key to the Acura TLX's charm is its authenticity. Although it offers a good measure of performance, especially in the way it takes curves and turns, the TLX isn't trying to match its global competitors in adrenaline output. Instead, it ties together satisfying speed and power, with impressive levels of comfort and convenience. It's still a smart choice if you seek a lot of value from a luxury sedan.

What it's like to live with?

Edmunds' editorial team acquired and lived with a 2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD for a full year, logging 20,000 miles. We found the TLX to be a well-appointed luxury sedan with a refined ride and ample motivation from the optional V6 engine. We weren't a fan of its nine-speed transmission, however, especially in the earlier generation models. Check out our long-term TLX test to learn more.

Note that the 2019 Acura TLX differs from our long-term TLX in that it has received a cosmetic face-lift inside and out and has a revised infotainment interface. It's the same generation, though, so most of our observations still apply.

2019 Acura TLX models

Choosing a 2019 Acura TLX is straightforward. Acura offers the TLX with one of two engines, a four-cylinder or a V6, and a couple of option packages. Four-cylinder models are front-wheel-drive only and available in three trims: the TLX 2.4L, the TLX 2.4L with Technology package and, new for 2019, the TLX 2.4L A-Spec. The base V6 model is the TLX 3.5L. You can also get the TLX 3.5L with Technology package, the TLX 3.5L A-Spec and the TLX 3.5L with Advance package. All-wheel drive is available for the V6-equipped TLX.

The base TLX 2.4L comes with a 2.4-liter engine (206 horsepower, 182 pound-feet), an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and front-wheel drive. Standard features include LED headlights, 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery and heated, power-adjustable front seats.

TLX tech conveniences include Bluetooth, two display screens (upper 8-inch and lower 7-inch touchscreens), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a seven-speaker audio system with satellite radio and a USB media interface. Apple iPhone users also get Siri Eye Free voice control when operating outside of CarPlay.

All TLXs come with a standard set of driver assistance features called AcuraWatch. This suite includes lane departure warning and intervention, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam control.

You'll probably like the extra convenience features of the TLX 2.4L with Technology package. It adds keyless entry for the rear doors, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, a climate control system that adjusts for sun direction, navigation, a 10-speaker premium audio system, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The TLX 2.4L A-Spec offers the same features as the Technology package, but it adds 19-inch wheels, simulated suede seat inserts, and unique exterior trim elements such as a matte-black grille, decklid spoiler, lower diffuser, dual exhaust and LED foglights.

TLX 3.5L models are, appropriately enough, powered by a 3.5-liter V6 (290 hp, 267 lb-ft) connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Beyond what comes with the base four-cylinder model, the 3.5L gets 18-inch wheels and more power adjustments for the front passenger seat.

The TLX 3.5L with Technology package mirrors the features available on the four-cylinder, but with contrast leather trim and stitching as well as power-extending thigh support for the driver's seat.

Maximum creature comforts await with the TLX 3.5L with Advance package. It builds on the Technology package features with front and rear parking sensors, remote engine start, touchless locking and unlocking and trunk opening, ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, a heated steering wheel, LED ambient cabin lighting, wireless device charging, auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, a surround-view camera system and a heated windshield.

The TLX 3.5L A-Spec combines the Technology package features with some Advance package features, along with a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, quicker steering and unique exterior trim pieces.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Acura TLX 3.5L SH-AWD A-Spec (3.5L V6 | 9-speed automatic | AWD).

Scorecard

Overall7.5 / 10
Driving7.5
Comfort8.0
Interior8.0
Utility7.0
Technology7.0

Driving

7.5
Sport-minded drivers may not like the sluggish downshifts and inability to fully disable stability control. City drivers may not like the heavier steering and stiffer suspension. But both will appreciate the A-Spec's point-and-thrust driving characteristics and running the V6 through the gears.

Acceleration

7.0
Acceleration falls short of the punch provided by the competition's smaller turbocharged engines; its 0-60 mph time is 6.2 seconds. But there's smooth and immediate power delivery nearly all the way to the redline, and the engine makes great sounds.

Braking

7.0
The TLX's brake pedal feel is OK, but it has some mild initial grabbiness and an abrupt release that makes it a little hard to modulate at times. In our emergency brake test, we achieved a best braking distance from 60 mph of 113 feet, which is a respectable distance for this class of car.

Steering

8.5
The A-Spec's steering effort is just about right. You can feel the heft progressively increase as you turn in for a corner, and the feel increases accordingly. In a turn, feedback is excellent, giving you confidence.

Handling

8.0
The A-Spec's sportier suspension reduces body roll, which is helpful on twisty roads. Thanks to its Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, the TLX handles neutrally on long turns, provided you go in slow and smoothly squeeze the throttle, letting the torque vectoring do the work.

Drivability

6.5
The nine-speed transmission is smooth at light loads and quick-shifting during full-throttle acceleration. But it's slow to respond in situations with constant and numerous throttle changes, such as when climbing on a long grade or when having some fun with mildly spirited backroad driving.

Comfort

8.0
The TLX's A-Spec's cabin is surprisingly quiet and comfortable over long distances. The only real downsides are lackluster seat ventilation and air conditioning.

Seat comfort

8.0
The excellent bolstering and grippy seat material ensure you'll never slide around. The adjustable thigh extension and lumbar support keep pressure points to a minimum.

Ride comfort

8.5
Well-balanced between sport and comfort, the A-Spec's suspension calibration is what we expect from Acura. It isolates harsh bumps while transmitting enough road noise and texture to let the driver know what's going on with the tires.

Noise & vibration

8.5
The TLX's cabin is very quiet during normal driving. Even with the A-Spec's stiffer suspension, road noise and jarring bumps are kept in check. There's also no undue vibration from the powertrain or suspension.

Climate control

6.0
It's best to leave the dual-zone system in Auto. It takes some time to reach maximum cooling. The seat ventilation is woefully inadequate, especially considering how warm the seat is normally. Some controls are hard buttons, but full functionality requires using the lower display.

Interior

8.0
Its interior design is busy but functional and roomy. The simulated-suede seat material is grippy but also heat-retaining. The use of dual screens, a large control knob and a button shifter is Acura's way of letting you know the TLX is full of tech.

Ease of use

7.0
The button-based shift selector isn't as easy to use as a traditional shift lever. The dual-screen display clearly presents all information, but interfacing with the system and knowing what to press to get a specific screen take practice.

Getting in/getting out

8.5
The front doors have two detents that help prevent parking lot dings. Both front and rear door apertures are average-size, but some taller drivers will have to duck down to slide in. The A-Spec's add-on rocker extensions are positioned low so that they don't get in the way.

Driving position

8.5
There is an excellent adjustability range for both the seat and steering wheel, but those with wider torsos may feel restricted due to seat bolstering. You can sit low or high in the car without issue.

Roominess

8.0
You never feel as if you're in a big car, and the TLX doesn't make you feel claustrophobic either. The center console armrest and the door armrest are at the same height, and rear kneeroom and toe room are excellent for the segment. The width of the rear seat, though, is marginal.

Visibility

7.0
Although the TLX has a tall rear deck and thick front roof pillars, visibility is satisfactory.

Quality

6.0
Acura generally has better-than-average build quality. Our test car had a misplaced door trim panel and a creaky center console. All parts are good quality, but there are a lot of overlapping panels and junctions that demand a high degree of manufacturing and assembly capability.

Utility

7.0
The TLX's efficiently laid-out interior and trunk prove you don't need an SUV to have a functional day-to-day vehicle. The 60/40-split folding rear seats allow for even more cargo capacity. Storage spots inside the car aren't cavernous, but they are sufficient and easy to access.

Small-item storage

8.0
There is a good array of storage options, including a moderate-size storage space in front of the shifter, underneath the infotainment system, and a large storage box under the center armrest. The door pockets are small, but you can still put large 1-liter bottles in them.

Cargo space

8.0
Trunk space is good for the class, with a deep, low floor. The trunk shape works well for longer pieces of cargo; wide items will have to be Tetrised in. The deep compartment below the trunk floor can hold three to four grocery bags. The 60/40-split rear seats fold down, though the aperture is small.

Child safety seat accommodation

7.0
The three upper LATCH tethers are easy to spot but are difficult to thread into due to lack of clearance with the rear glass and parcel shelf. The lower LATCH anchors are hidden behind the seat material but are easy to access. They allow you to place child seats in any seating position.

Technology

7.0
Acura's solution to info overload is to display data on two screens. It's logical, but it causes distraction when interacting with it. The screen that looks as if it's controlled with a knob is actually a touchscreen, while the screen that should be a touchscreen is controlled with a knob.

Smartphone integration

8.5
The upper screen displays Apple CarPlay or Android Auto information, but it's controlled using the knob below the lower screen, leading to mild visual disconnect. Bluetooth pairing is quick and easy, with an accessible USB port in the cubby below the infotainment system.

Driver aids

7.5
The TLX A-Spec is equipped with lane keeping assist, lane departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with front collision mitigation, and a rearview parking camera. Adaptive cruise control is slow to adjust in traffic.

Voice control

6.0
A relic of the past, Acura's built-in system requires strict adherence to vocabulary and sentence syntax to be effective. It works on both navigation, climate control and radio controls. Thankfully, it allows a pass-through for Siri and Android voice commands, which work a lot better.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Acura TLX.

5 star reviews: 50%
4 star reviews: 22%
3 star reviews: 14%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 14%
Average user rating: 3.9 stars based on 14 total reviews

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  • fuel efficiency
  • road noise
  • transmission
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  • seats
  • visibility
  • technology
  • infotainment system
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Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, Don't listen to Edmunds, A-Spec package is a must!
Zoomn,
A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)

This is my third Acura in a row. I've now had a 2013 TSX Special Edition, 2016 TLX 2.4 Tech and now this 2019 TLX A-Spec Red 2.4. While I have always been a fan of and owned many Hondas and Acuras over the years, this one is my favorite by a pretty fair margin. All of that said, the biggest improvement of this TLX over my '16 is the A-Spec package. While my '16 was a nice enough car, it was simply not exciting, or as engaging to drive. This one blends the best of both worlds that my TSX and previous TLX occupied. It has the crispness and interior cache of the TSX with the refinement and comfort of my last TLX. Where the 2.4 Tech was bland, the A-Spec package makes the car not only better looking, but more fun to drive. From the interior all of the way to the exterior enhancements, this car gets allot of compliments. And the A-Spec package runs more than skin deep. The suspension, while by no means harsh, gives a more connected feeling to the driving experience. As I had been satisfied with the 4 cylinder model, I was glad to see the A-Spec model expanded to that engine offering. While not as smooth and powerful as the V6, the 8 speed DCT does an admirable job of delivering good performance with gas mileage that not only exceeds the EPA estimates, but is quite good for this size of sedan. So, to wrap all of this up, anyone looking for an extremely well equipped, comfortable near performance sedan, this car is for you!

1 out of 5 stars, I’m done with Acura
Annette D,
SH-AWD 4dr Sedan AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

I have been a loyal Acura customer for the past 19 years and have owned 7 cars. A few TSX and TL’s and TLX. I am having an issue with the paint on my 2019 TLX, San Marino Red. I have had spots that seem to permanently stick to the surface. The dealer has attempted to buff them out, but you can still see them under the paint. Most recently, they buffed the clear coat off several sections and had to re-paint those areas. The service manager agrees that it must be something in the paint, yet Acura Client Services is claiming that it must be hard water spots. I have another Acura RDX parked next to mine which is cleaned with the same water and cleaning supplies and there is no issue. I also never had an issue with previous cars. The rep is trying to say it’s because I had darker cars in the past and never the red. Sounds like a bunch of b.s. instead of investigating this further. I feel something was missed at the factory. I was already missing a part to hold the back folding seat in place. I could literally pick the top of the back seat up and almost pull it out. It was missing the bolt that holds up in place. How could it leave the factory like that? So I don’t have much confidence in the quality aspect of this vehicle right now. Anyway, although I stood strongly behind Acura in the past, This will be my last Acura since I am no longer going to tolerate this lack of customer service and failure to do the right thing for the customer.

3 out of 5 stars, Text Drive at 65 plus MPH
NG,
SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

We have been a Honda family for the past two decades. We are now on our second Acura. Leased a 2019 A-Spec V6 AWD. Great looks and comfort until you hit 65 plus. The car begins to shake. The dealer has replaced the tires and front axles. The problem still exists, you literally shake driving down the freeway. Acura calls this a 'normal characteristic" of the car. I did research and there appears to be an issue with the subframe. Acura is turning their head on the many consumers that have this issue. My advice, stay clear until they remedy the issue. I am now stuck with a hefty payment for the next 32 months. Learn from my mistake and go in a different direction there are better choices for the money.

3 out of 5 stars, Great car, but 9-speed automatic sometimes jerky
Tom T,
Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The TLX feels well built, and is quiet. It feels very premium. It takes the bumps well, it has great visibility, easy to get into and out of, and the leather seats feel extremely nice. The infotainment system is very easy to use, and the ELS audio system is fantastic. Even though the instrument cluster and infotainment system with the large knob seems a bit dated, it is easy to use and simply not an issue - I actually like it. However, after three weeks of driving the car, I really have not gotten used to the 9-speed transmission. It feels jerky, and so far is a real disappointment. It takes away from the fun and enjoyment of what would otherwise be an awesome car. Today's modern cars should shift swiftly and decisively through the gears, and should be better, not worse than prior generation cars. Instead, this car feels like a step backward from the drivetrain smoothness point of view. Overall, the TLX is a very comfortable, really good car, but what on earth is up with the transmission!

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Features & Specs

4dr Sedan features & specs
4dr Sedan
2.4L 4cyl 8AM
MSRP$33,000
MPG 23 city / 33 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed automated manual
Horsepower206 hp @ 6800 rpm
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4dr Sedan features & specs
4dr Sedan
3.5L 6cyl 9A
MSRP$36,200
MPG 20 city / 31 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower290 hp @ 6200 rpm
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A-Spec 4dr Sedan features & specs
A-Spec 4dr Sedan
3.5L 6cyl 9A
MSRP$42,800
MPG 20 city / 30 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower290 hp @ 6200 rpm
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A-Spec 4dr Sedan features & specs
A-Spec 4dr Sedan
2.4L 4cyl 8AM
MSRP$39,400
MPG 23 city / 32 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed automated manual
Horsepower206 hp @ 6800 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite TLX safety features:

Lane Keeping Assist System
Helps keep the car centered in the lane by providing alerts and steering assistance when the car approaches the edge of the lane.
Collision Mitigation Braking System
Applies brakes automatically to help reduce the severity of a crash if drivers don't take corrective action on their own.
Forward Collision Warning
Provides audible and visual alerts when it detects what it perceives as an impending collision.
NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover5 / 5
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
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

Acura TLX vs. the competition

Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord

If you're considering one of these over the other, you're likely aware that the TLX is related to the Accord. There's a bit of price overlap between one of the Accord's top trims and the base TLX; if pressed, we'd take the Accord. But moving just slightly higher up the TLX trim ladder delivers refinements you won't find in the Accord, such as a quieter and nicer cabin.

Compare Acura TLX & Honda Accord features

Acura TLX vs. Infiniti Q50

The TLX and Q50 are closely matched on price and specs, but the TLX tends to offer more standard features than the Q50, including heated seats. The TLX also has more trunk space and gets better fuel economy. The Q50, however, packs more performance — more engine power and torque — and standard rear-wheel drive lends it more of a sport sedan feel.

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Acura TLX vs. BMW 3 Series

The 3 Series is the car to which all sport sedans aspire. Its Mercedes and Audi competitors may disagree, but all seek in their own way to achieve the balance of power, handling, comfort and refinement that's made the 3 Series a sport sedan benchmark for decades. The TLX isn't in the same league as the 3 Series, but it's not far off either. While it can't match the kind of rock-solid road feel and acceleration of the BMW, the TLX fares well when it comes to overall quality and handling ability.

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FAQ
Is the Acura TLX a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 TLX both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.5 out of 10. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2019 TLX gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 14 reviews) You probably care about Acura TLX fuel economy, so it's important to know that the TLX gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg to 27 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the TLX has 14.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Acura TLX. Learn more
What's new in the 2019 Acura TLX?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Acura TLX:

  • A-Spec Appearance package extended to four-cylinder model
  • New 19-inch wheel design for certain trims
  • Part of the first TLX generation introduced for 2015
Learn more
Is the Acura TLX reliable?
To determine whether the Acura TLX is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the TLX. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the TLX's 4-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2019 Acura TLX a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Acura TLX is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2019 TLX and gave it a 7.5 out of 10. Our consumer reviews show that the 2019 TLX gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 14 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 TLX is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2019 Acura TLX?

The least-expensive 2019 Acura TLX is the 2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $33,000.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) which starts at $33,000
  • 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $36,200
  • A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $42,800
  • A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) which starts at $39,400
  • SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $44,800
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $42,100
  • Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) which starts at $36,700
  • Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $40,100
  • SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $45,950
  • A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) which starts at $39,400
  • SH-AWD A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $44,800
  • A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $42,800
  • Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $43,950
  • SH-AWD 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $38,200
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What are the different models of Acura TLX?
If you're interested in the Acura TLX, the next question is, which TLX model is right for you? TLX variants include 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM). For a full list of TLX models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2019 Acura TLX

The 2019 Acura TLX is a midsize entry-level luxury sedan that might not get your driving blood pumping, but it remains one of the smartest picks in the class. The TLX follows Acura's established pricing pattern of offering option packages that can be thought of as trim levels. Individual options are typically limited to accessory items, which makes choosing a TLX fairly easy. Simply determine which engine you prefer and which trim has your desired features.

The 2019 TLX is offered with a four-cylinder engine in the TLX 2.4L, the TLX 2.4L with Technology package, and the new-for-2019 TLX 2.4L A-Spec package. Opting for a V6 yields TLX 3.5L, TLX 3.5L with Technology package, TLX 3.5L A-Spec and TLX 3.5L with Advance package trims.

The base TLX is pretty well-equipped with keyless entry, simulated leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat and a backup camera. It's a good start, but it lacks a few key features that come with the Technology package such as leather, navigation, premium audio and rain-sensing wipers. The A-Spec version adds some sporty styling elements and most of the Technology package features, but unlike the V6 A-Spec package, no additional performance upgrades.

The four-cylinder version plays to the TLX's value-centric strengths, but it's understandable that buyers will eye the more powerful V6 version since the four-cylinder engine isn't exactly brimming with horsepower. They'll be rewarded with more power and access to optional all-wheel drive, a clever system that can overdrive either rear wheel in a corner to enhance its handling. Previous iterations of the V6 models' compulsory nine-speed automatic transmission had clunky shifting at times, although this gearbox and the four-cylinder's eight-speed automatic were retuned for improved smoothness in 2018 models.

Like the four-cylinder versions, the V6 models have similar base and Technology package selections. Once the Technology package is selected, buyers can also choose the A-Spec variant, which has a retuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, wider tires, more aggressive seats and various cosmetic flourishes. Or alternatively they can select the Advance package, which includes the most creature comforts of any TLX. This package features remote starting, a surround-view camera, heated and ventilated seats, rear heated seats, a heated steering wheel and auto-dimming mirrors. Be aware that a TLX equipped with the Advance package is over $10,000 pricier than the base four-cylinder version.

Among entry-level premium sedans, the 2019 Acura TLX makes a strong value case for itself, especially in four-cylinder form. If you get rowdy with the package selections, it's a bit less compelling, though it's still a sound vehicle choice. When you're ready to find the right 2019 Acura TLX for you, Edmunds' car-buying tools will make your experience quick, pleasant and effective.

2019 Acura TLX Overview

The 2019 Acura TLX is offered in the following submodels: TLX Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 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), A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), SH-AWD A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and SH-AWD 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A).

What do people think of the 2019 Acura TLX?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Acura TLX and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 TLX 3.9 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 TLX.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Acura TLX and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 TLX featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2019 Acura TLX?
2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,195. The average price paid for a new 2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $6,772 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,772 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,423.

The average savings for the 2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 18.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

Which 2019 Acura TLXES are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2019 Acura TLX for sale near. There are currently 3 new 2019 TLXES listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $37,195 and mileage as low as 4 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2019 Acura TLX. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $1,825 on a used or CPO 2019 TLX available from a dealership near you.

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Why trust Edmunds?

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Acura TLX?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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