2019 Acura TLX

Buyer's Guide

The sedan is dead, so auto industry experts keep saying, and yet automakers continue to update their most traditional models nearly every year. That holds true for Acura’s mid-range TLX, which most notably gains an A-Spec appearance package for four-cylinder models, expanding that trim’s availability following what Acura calls a successful introduction last year on V6-powered cars.

As before, the TLX begins with a four-cylinder model powered by a 2.4L engine making 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque, which comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

The power upgrade gets you a 3.5L V6 good for a more impressive 290 hp and 267 lb-ft, which is matched with a nine-speed automatic and comes standard with AWD.

While V6 models fitted with the A-Spec package get quicker steering and a stiffer suspension, it’s strictly an appearance package on four-cylinder cars that includes trim-specific 19-inch wheels, dark headlight and tail light housings and other exterior cues, while interior touches include heavily bolstered front seats with contrast stitching and a thick-rimmed steering wheel.

As a mid-size luxury sedan, the TLX ostensibly competes with cars like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but in truth it can’t hold a candle to the wide range of powertrain options offered by those German juggernauts. Still, with its strong V6 and capable AWD system, the TLX is a fine car to drive in a wide variety of road and meteorological conditions.

Base models come with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with automatic high beams, sunroof, adaptive cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic climate control, passive keyless entry, multi-angle backup camera, seven-speaker stereo with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 10-way power driver’s seat and four-way power front passenger seat (both heated and trimmed in leatherette).

The TLX Tech adds power-folding side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, navigation, 10-speaker stereo, heated steering wheel and rear seats and perforated leather-trimmed interior.

A-Spec models get 19-inch wheels and other trim-specific interior and exterior embellishments.

SH-AWD trim gets the V6 engine but otherwise builds on the base model, adding 18-inch wheels, headlight washers, engine idle stop-start, push-button gear selector and an eight-way power front passenger seat.

SH-AWD Tech trim echoes the four-cylinder Tech model but for its use of the V6 powertrain.

SH-AWD Elite tops the range with auto-dimming side mirrors, puddle lights, front and rear parking sensors, surround view exterior camera system, wireless smartphone charging and ventilated front seats.

Acura also allows you to add the full-on A-Spec treatment, complete with quicker steering and suspension, to SH-AWD Tech and Elite models.

Fuel consumption estimates are 10.0/7.1 for four-cylinder cars, 11.4/7.7 in standard V6 models and 12.0/8.2 for V6 A-Spec variants.

2019 Acura TLX Specifications

There are 11 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $36,190 MSRP
8.6
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
206 hp @6800 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
Sedan $36,190 5 Sedan
Sedan 206 hp @6800 rpm 182 ft-lb @4500 rpm 8-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Sedan 190.7" 73" 57" 109.3"
Sedan
Sedan Premium Synthetic Seats
Sedan
Sedan
Tech Sedan $39,890 5 Sedan
Tech Sedan 206 hp @6800 rpm 182 ft-lb @4500 rpm 8-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Tech Sedan 190.7" 73" 57" 109.3"
Tech Sedan
Tech Sedan Leather Seats
Tech Sedan
Tech Sedan
SH-AWD Sedan $41,190 5 Sedan
SH-AWD Sedan 290 hp @6200 rpm 267 ft-lb @4500 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
SH-AWD Sedan 190.7" 73" 57" 109.3"
SH-AWD Sedan
SH-AWD Sedan Premium Synthetic Seats
SH-AWD Sedan
SH-AWD Sedan
Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather $42,390 5 Sedan
Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather 206 hp @6800 rpm 182 ft-lb @4500 rpm 8-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather 191" 73" 57" 109.3"
Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather
Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather N/A
Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather
Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather
Tech A-Spec Sedan $42,390 5 Sedan
Tech A-Spec Sedan 206 hp @6800 rpm 182 ft-lb @4500 rpm 8-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Tech A-Spec Sedan 191" 73" 57" 109.3"
Tech A-Spec Sedan
Tech A-Spec Sedan N/A
Tech A-Spec Sedan
Tech A-Spec Sedan
SH-AWD Tech Sedan $45,090 5 Sedan
SH-AWD Tech Sedan 290 hp @6200 rpm 267 ft-lb @4500 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
SH-AWD Tech Sedan 190.7" 73" 57" 109.3"
SH-AWD Tech Sedan
SH-AWD Tech Sedan Leather Seats
SH-AWD Tech Sedan
SH-AWD Tech Sedan
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan $47,590 5 Sedan
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan 290 hp @6200 rpm 267 ft-lb @4500 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan 191" 73" 57" 109.3"
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan N/A
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather $47,590 5 Sedan
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather 290 hp @6200 rpm 267 ft-lb @4500 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather 191" 73" 57" 109.3"
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather N/A
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather
SH-AWD Tech A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather
SH-AWD Elite Sedan $48,690 5 Sedan
SH-AWD Elite Sedan 290 hp @6200 rpm 267 ft-lb @4500 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
SH-AWD Elite Sedan 190.7" 73" 57" 109.3"
SH-AWD Elite Sedan
SH-AWD Elite Sedan Leather Seats
SH-AWD Elite Sedan
SH-AWD Elite Sedan
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather $51,190 5 Sedan
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather 290 hp @6200 rpm 267 ft-lb @4500 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather 191" 73" 57" 109.3"
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather N/A
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan w/Red Leather
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan $51,190 5 Sedan
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan 290 hp @6200 rpm 267 ft-lb @4500 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan 191" 73" 57" 109.3"
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan Leather Seats
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan
SH-AWD Elite A-Spec Sedan

Owner Reviews: 2019 Acura / TLX

Average Rating

2015 Acura TLX

Trim: 2.4L TECH
by Mike4232 on 07-09-2015
Great ride! great car!
After a few months of ownership I am truly pleased with my TLX
It performs better than expected for a 2.4L 4 cylinder, it may not pull you out of your seat but it never feels underpowered. The 8 speed duel clutch transmission is refined and gear shift are ultra-quick. Fuel economy on the highway is in low 6s cruising at 115 – 120 kmh.
Overall this is a truly refined automobile, comfortable and quite for cruising, fun to drive if you push it.
Some of my favorite features - sending locations to the car’s navigation system, remote start, auto brake hold, heated steering, awesome ELS sound system.


Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2015 Acura TLX

Trim: 2.4L TECH
by Mike4232 on 07-09-2015
Great ride! great car!
After a few months of ownership I am truly pleased with my TLX
It performs better than expected for a 2.4L 4 cylinder, it may not pull you out of your seat but it never feels underpowered. The 8 speed duel clutch transmission is refined and gear shift are ultra-quick. Fuel economy on the highway is in low 6s cruising at 115 – 120 kmh.
Overall this is a truly refined automobile, comfortable and quite for cruising, fun to drive if you push it.
Some of my favorite features - sending locations to the car’s navigation system, remote start, auto brake hold, heated steering, awesome ELS sound system.


Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2015 Acura TLX

Trim: Tech
by JRM1955 on 06-26-2015
Acura has hit a homerun with this one !
We bought our car only a couple of months ago and have enjoyed every minute spent driving it since. We find the size inside and out to be a great choice for commuting and highway driving with excellent performance and gas mileage from the 2.4 litre and a smooth quiet ride. Heightened performance and handling is just the push of a button away when the mood and road beg for some spirited driving. Exterior styling is very pleasing, the interior is beautifully finished and loaded with all the tech that is the current rage, and the stereo is excellent. In my humble opinion, this is a lot of car for the money.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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