2019 Acura TLX

2019 Acura TLX
Save up to $4,549
MSRP range
$33,000 - $45,950

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

  • Interior is quiet and trimmed with high-quality materials
  • Comes standard with several desirable driver safety aids
  • Back seat comfortably seats adults

Cons

  • Four-cylinder engine is underpowered
  • Competent but bland driving character
  • no real zest or gusto
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Acura TLX.

Is It Worth It?
Leila LM, 8/2/2018
When the TLX came out in 2015, I thought it would be gone in a few years. But, now they're releasing the 2019 model year, and sales are skyrocketing. But why? Well, because for 33 grand, you can have leather seats, dual-zone A/C, an infotainment system, and 206 horsepower. And, for $6400 more, you can get an extra 84 horses, and the A-spec pack, which enhances the car even more. That's all jolly and good, but is it worth it? Do you really need to spend the extra 6400k in return for a few more horses and a package you're not sure you really need? No, you don't. All the A-spec package does is make everything look more sporty by painting it black, and adding a few stickers that say A-spec. And, in reality, you don't need the extra power either, because 206 horses under the bonnet is enough to outrun the police and their ancient Fords, do donuts in car parks, and for the daily commute to the office. Perhaps you like to shake it up a bit, in which case, the A-spec would be perfect for you. But if you're just a normal person looking for a car that's stylish yet sensible, and won't leave you looking like a yobbo, then go for the 206hp TLX. You'll like it better.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$33,000
MPG
23 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automated manual
Gas
206 hp @ 6800 rpm
MSRP
$44,800
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$44,800
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$42,100
MPG
20 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 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

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    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 Test
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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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.

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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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2019 Acura TLX for Sale

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Lunar Silver Metallic with leatherette trimmed ebony interior, heated front seats, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. Recent Arrival! 33/23 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
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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: . Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), SH-AWD A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr Sedan AWD (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), Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), A-Spec 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 5 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.

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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.

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

The 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,795. The average price paid for a new 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $3,674 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is8.4% below the MSRP.

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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 $3,326 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,326 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$33,869.

The average savings for the 2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is8.9% below the MSRP.

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2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)

The 2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,995. The average price paid for a new 2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) is trending $3,840 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Acura TLX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) is11.3% below the MSRP.

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2019 Acura TLX Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Acura TLX Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,945. The average price paid for a new 2019 Acura TLX Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $3,734 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,734 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$41,211.

The average savings for the 2019 Acura TLX Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is8.3% below the MSRP.

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2019 Acura TLX A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,795. The average price paid for a new 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $2,738 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is6.3% below the MSRP.

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2019 Acura TLX Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Acura TLX Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,095. The average price paid for a new 2019 Acura TLX Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $3,531 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,531 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$37,564.

The average savings for the 2019 Acura TLX Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is8.6% below the MSRP.

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2019 Acura TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2019 Acura TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,945. The average price paid for a new 2019 Acura TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $4,549 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Acura TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is9.7% below the MSRP.

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2019 Acura TLX A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)

The 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,395. The average price paid for a new 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) is trending $3,494 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,494 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,901.

The average savings for the 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) is8.6% below the MSRP.

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2019 Acura TLX A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)

The 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,395. The average price paid for a new 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) is trending $1,000 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) is2.5% below the MSRP.

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