The TLX has a tricky niche to fill, being both a luxury car and a sports sedan at the same time. Acura have addressed this with the addition of a revised 4-wheel steering system, allowing the TLX to be both nimble and stable when carving up a twisty road.
The Acura TLX returns unchanged for 2017.
With a base price starting at around $32,000, TLX represents an excellent value. Competitors include the Lexus ES350, the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-series. The TLX, with its strong feature set and low price of entry, undercuts many of its rivals, while still offering plenty of space, sophisticated drivetrains and a modern chassis.
Acura lists seven different trim levels for the TLX. A choice of 4-cylinder or V6 engines and front-wheel or SH-AWD all-wheel drive, each of which can each be ordered with a Technology Package or Advanced Package.
Basic levels of equipment are excellent. The base TLX comes equipped with LED headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, a rearview camera, keyless access, a multi-function display, Siri eyes free functionality and USB and iPod connectivity.
Buyers who opt for the Technology Package get a navigation system with real-time traffic updates, a premium audio system with HD radio, a colored display screen, a perforated leather trimmed interior, rain sensing wipers, lane assist and lane departure warning systems as well as blind spot and forward collision warning systems.
The V6-powered TLX comes in both front and all-wheel drive configurations, though all-wheel drive versions always come equipped with either the Technology or the Advanced Package.
2016 Acura TLX Prices
|2016 Acura TLX Front Wheel Drive||$32,000|
|2016 Acura TLX Front Wheel Drive V6||$35,450|
|2016 Acura TLX Front Wheel Drive w/Technology Package||$36,050|
|2016 Acura TLX Front Wheel Drive V6 w/Technology Package||$39,500|
|2016 Acura TLX Super Handling-All Wheel Drive V6 w/Technology Package||$41,700|
|2016 Acura TLX Front Wheel Drive V6 w/Advance Package||$42,700|
|2016 Acura TLX Super Handling-All Wheel Drive V6 w/Advance Package||$44,900|
The Advanced Package includes everything in the Technology Package but adds even more safety and technology. Items in the Advanced Package include an adaptive cruise control system, a forward collision mitigation system and a lane departure mitigation system, front and rear parking sensors, auto dimming rearview mirrors, LED fog and puddle lights and a remote engine start system.
Safety systems across the TLX line include anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control. Front, side, side curtain and driver's knee airbags are all standard