Acura’s new midsize luxury sedan, which will replace the TSX and the TL, will arrive in dealerships in August. To shine among some fierce competitors, like the Audi A4, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Infiniti Q50, the Cadillac ATS, the Lexus IS and the BMW 3 Series, among others, the TLX will feature some impressive technologies and an interesting starting price.
Three models will be available: First of all, the base version will be offered with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and an 8-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox. Pricing starts at $34,990, which is less than the outgoing TSX. While it is only FWD, it is equipped with Acura’s P-AWS, which allows the rear wheels to steer in the direction of the turn.
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Then there is the 3.5L V6-equipped model. This mill pumps out 290 HP, and you may recognize it, since it powers pretty much everything that comes from Honda/Acura these days. In the TLX, it is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. And at $41,690 (including the Technology package), it cost less than the last TL did.
The range topper is the TLX SH-AWD which, as its name implies, comes with Acura’s SH-AWD all-wheel drive system and the V6 engine. With a base price of $39,990, it might be an alternative to the German competition.
The 4-cylinder versions will arrive in August, and the other models should follow suit.