Since 2015, the TLX has served as Acura’s polished and high-tech mid-size sedan offering. It owes its existence to the TL that came before it, and the Vigor that helped solidify Acura’s North American presence in the 1990s.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
This year, Acura has dropped the TLX’s lowest-priced base and Tech configurations to avoid overlap with the new-for-2023 Integra compact.
The Acura TLX range starts with the A-Spec trim, which can be upgraded with Platinum Elite and Type-S packages. The first two are powered by a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder, a 10-speed transmission, and AWD; Type-S models trade up to a 3.0L turbo V6 powerplant.
Acura fits the TLX A-Spec with 19-inch wheels, LED headlights/fog lights, approach lighting, a sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, and passive keyless entry. Inside, there’s a 10.2-inch infotainment display, navigation, dual-zone A/C, wireless phone charging, 17-speaker audio, 12-way power-adjustable/ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and Ultrasuede upholstery.
The TLX’s basic safety suite comprises forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane keeping and traffic jam assists.
Platinum Elite gains an adaptive damper suspension, a head-up display, surround-view cameras, 16-way front seats, wood trim, heated rear seats, and perforated leather upholstery.
Type-S models add 20-inch wheels with performance tires, Brembo front brakes, and quad exhaust outlets.
Acura estimates the TLX’s fuel consumption at 11.2/8.0 L/100 km (city/highway) for four-cylinder cars (the A-Spec is nominally less efficient at 11.3/8.1 L/100 km), and 12.3/9.8 L/100 km for the Type-S and its V6 engine.
Even with a starting price higher than last year’s model, the TLX remains a strong value next to competitors like the BMW 3 and 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz C- and E-Class, Volvo S60/S90, Infiniti Q50, Audi A4/A6, Lexus ES, Cadillac CT5, and the Genesis G70/G80.