Acura TLX

Price $35,490 – $47,990
Fuel consumption 6.6 – 11.2 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
For Acura's luxury sedan, diversity is the name of the game. The base trim is powered by the Honda Civic Si’s engine, a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder that delivers 206 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. of torque teamed with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. On option, you can choose a 3.5-litre V6 that develops 290 horsepower and 267 pounds of torque coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission, as well as all-wheel drive.

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First Drives2021 Acura TLX: Now That’s Refreshing!
Sales of luxury sedans are falling in Canada. Acura , unsurprisingly, continues to trail German competitors Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. On a positive note, the TLX is outselling the Infiniti Q50 , Lexus IS , Genesis G70 and Volvo S60/V60 , not to mention the new Cadillac CT4 . But …
Previews2019 Acura TLX Preview
Since Acura’s compact luxury sedan was partially redesigned for the 2018 model year, receiving the brand’s now-signature Diamond Pentagon Grille amongst other styling and technological enhancements, very little changes have been made to the TLX for 2019. It notably competes against the Buick Regal , the Genesis G70 and the …
Test Drives2016 Acura TLX Elite SH-AWD: Seeking a Long-term Relationship
When the TLX was introduced two years ago, it had the mission of replacing not one, but two cars in Acura’s lineup. Expectations were high, at least ours were. In our minds, the TLX would combine the sensible personality of the slightly smaller Acura TSX with the sporty character of …
Test Drives2015 Acura TLX: The Best Of Both Worlds?
While sales of the Acura RDX and MDX SUVs were encouraging, the numbers for the TSX and TL sedans were down. In an attempt to solve this delicate problem—and to better position itself to compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Infiniti G50 and Cadillac ATS— …
First Drives2015 Acura TLX: Spring Cleaning
Acura’s SUVs have been selling well since they were updated, but the same can’t be said about the brand’s sedans. The TSX is still offered, but it simply doesn’t stand out from the crowd. The TL is also available—at least until stocks run out—but its technologies haven’t kept pace with …


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News2021 Acura TLX Type S to Deliver Over 350 Horsepower
Unveiled in late May, the all-new, second-generation 2021 Acura TLX packs quite a punch and promises to heat things up in the compact luxury sedan segment. Beyond its striking good looks, brand new chassis with increased stiffness and standard SH-AWD system, the car arrives with a selection of two new …
News2021 Acura TLX: We Chat With Acura Canada’s Brand Manager
On the eve of the virtual world premiere of the all-new, second-generation 2021 Acura TLX , The Car Guide spoke with Emile Korkor, brand manager at Acura Canada, to get additional insights about the car and the company’s overall strategy. First, you need to know a few things. The launch …
New ModelsAll-new 2021 Acura TLX is Here and Means Business
For 2021, the Acura TLX is coming back stronger and meaner with a second generation full of promise and potential. The big reveal took place online today. Will it manage to gain market shares among compact luxury sedans and live up to the reputation of the old TL? We’ll just …
New YorkModest improvements for the 2018 Acura TLX
If Acura wanted to make the TLX truly competitive in the luxury sport sedan market, it needed to make some major changes to it. The company even acknowledged the problem, noting that its rivals are being marketed very aggressively while Acura prefers to focus on its core values. We’re not …
RecallsA Recall for ZF
What has nine speeds and must be recalled? Around half-a-million vehicles equipped with a ZF gearbox! Previously, only some Fiat Chrysler Automobiles models were involved; now, the recall has been expanded to cover a large array of vehicles fitted with this transmission. According to the German parts manufacturer, vehicles from …
NewsThe First Modified Acura TLX
It was just a matter of time before a tuner finally got their hands on a brand-new Acura TLX sedan. Since the part manufacturers haven't yet had the time to design anything for this car, the modifications are somewhat limited so far. This car comes with an OEM aero package.
NewsAcura Unveils Pricing for the TLX
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 …
New YorkAcura TLX: the Final Version will bow at the NY Auto Show
Following the unveiling of a pre-production version in Detroit, Acura will present the final modifications to the TLX at the New York Auto Show, on April 16. The car, which is set to replace the TL and the TSX, is a midsize luxury sedan, putting it against some pretty stiff …


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Review: 2015 Acura TLX
Acura is pulling no punches when it comes to the 2015 TLX: This car represents the most important launch in the brand’s history. Smack dab in the middle of Acura’s lineup, wedged between the Honda Civic-based ILX and the full-size RLX, the TLX replaces both the TSX and TL sedans.
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2015 Acura TLX
Under its serious exterior, the TLX is hides a tickle trunk of technologis. The front-wheel drive models have the P-AWS system, which pivots the rear wheels ever so slightly on corners for impressive handling. More on the Acura TLX here .