Honda’s luxury line of vehicles operates under the Acura nameplate and has offered affordable but luxurious vehicles for years. What originally made it stand out apart from competitors is its frequently sporty and athletic appearance. The TLX, which will return in 2021, returns to Acura’s roots by offering more of the performance image look and performance capabilities that match. This redesign makes its way into the vehicle’s interior and technologies, which have also been made contemporary to spark excitement.
The TLX comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of 272 horsepower that pairs with its impressive 10 speed transmission. Front-wheel drive is the default selection, but all-wheel is available for an even smoother ride experience. The most advanced upgrade, the Type S, touts a 355 horsepower V6 engine with an even sportier suspension, maximizing the TLX’s performance appeal with a starting price just north of $50,000. With 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, the TLX’s fuel efficiency compares well in-class.
The interior cabin is decorated with eye-catching features that modernize and reintroduce this popular model. Wood and aluminum accents create a more luxurious and premium feel. The back seat is spacious and accommodating for passengers, leaving enough legroom for comfortable trips across town or across state lines. Acura keeps things light and fun with many colors and materials to choose from instead of the standard norms that we have grown to expect. Additional features like customizable ambient lighting and a 10.5-inch heads-up display set the TLX apart for those looking for a unique driving experience.
The TLX’s infotainment system occupies 10.2 inches of the dashboard, with a touchpad on the center console that allows for easy navigation. Steering wheel functionality allows for quick adjustments on the go. The TLX also comes standard with an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and smartphone integration capabilities through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All the exterior and technology upgrades haven’t come at the cost of safety, however, as Acura is still offering features such as collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assist.
The Acura TLX offers immense value for its comparatively affordable price, especially against competitors like Audi’s S4 model. Fuel efficient, power, playful, and adorned with protective safety technologies, the TLX returns triumphantly to reignite excitement for Honda’s luxury line. If you are interested in purchasing a new or used Acura of your own, or any other make and model, you can browse through our wide-ranging inventory on our website here.