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2015 Acura TLX

At a Glance

Pricing $30,995 - $44,700
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A9, SM8
Fuel Economy 21-24 (city), 31-35 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 66

Overview Information

The TLX is a premium mid-sized sedan loosely based on the popular Honda Accord. With prices starting at $31,000, the TLX is a distinctively styled sedan with a high quality interior and a generous list of standard equipment. The front-wheel-drive TLX base model is equipped with either 206-bhp four-cylinder or 290-bhp V6. For extra traction, the V6 model is available with Acura's all-wheel-drive system. The inclusion of all-wheel-drive widens the appeal to buyers who may be shopping rear-wheel-drive alternatives. Optional Technology and Advance packages add features like a navigation system, premium audio system or adaptive cruise control. The short option list compares favorably to competitive offerings where base prices quickly escalate with options.

What Changed:

The TLX effectively replaces the TL in the Acura lineup. Compared to the TL, the TLX is about 4 inches shorter in length and an inch narrower in width. Two engines are offered in the TLX: a 2.4l four-cylinder rated at 206-bhp, and a 290-bhp 3.5l V6. Four-cylinder engines are paired with a dual-clutch 8-speed transmission whereas six-cylinder models equip a 9-speed automatic. Both transmissions are new to Honda/Acura. Six-cylinder models offer optional all-wheel-drive.

Official Word:

The 2015 Acura TLX is an all-new midsize sports sedan, the successor to the TL, and the third vehicle in Acura's re-envisioned performance-luxury sedan lineup, positioned between the ILX entry-luxury sedan and the RLX flagship Acura sedan. Developed under the theme of 'Red Carpet Athlete,' the all-new TLX is designed to deliver a unique and compelling blend of sports-sedan athleticism and premium (red-carpet) luxury refinement, while delivering on Acura's 'Synergy Between Man and Machine' product direction...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
TLX 2.4l I4 (206-bhp) SM8 FWD 24/35/29 58 $30,995
TLX Technology 2.4l I4 (206-bhp) SM8 FWD 24/35/29 58 $35,025
TLX 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A9 FWD 21/34/27 66 $35,220
TLX Technology 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A9 FWD 21/34/27 66 $39,250
TLX Advance 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A9 FWD 21/34/27 66 $42,500
TLX Technology 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A9 AWD 21/31/26 64 $41,450
TLX Advance 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) A9 AWD 21/31/26 64 $44,700