The 2019 Acura TLX is a premium medium-size sedan that seats five. It is powered by a standard 206-horsepower, a four-cylinder 2.4-liter engine with an automatic gearbox with an eight-speed coupler or an optional 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6, which works with a nine-speed automatically. Front-wheel drive is standard with four-wheel drive optional on V-6 models. Participants include the Toyota Avalon and Buick LaCrosse. The 2019 Acura TLX remains true to its purpose of providing dust over the flash. While its European and American competitors battle for brand kits, the TLX remains silent and offers an expert blend of performance, comfort, and reliability. It will not offend your wrist, but it’s also no snoozer especially when it’s equipped with its optional V6 engine.
Acura introduced the TLX in 2015 to replace its Acura TSX and Acura TL sedans, with the purpose of combining the appeal of both cars in a single model. Largely, it has been worked. Today’s TLX offers the available power and performance of the older Acura TL and bundles it inside, more TSX-like dimensions. The 2019 TLX remains the same under the skin but offers some new treatments, including the A-Spec package for four-cylinder models and a new wheel design for certain V6 trims.
The key to the Acura TLX’s charm is its authenticity. Although it offers a high degree of performance, especially in the way it requires curves and turns, the TLX does not match its global competitors in the adrenaline output. Instead, it binds together satisfying speed and power, with impressive levels of comfort and convenience. It is still a smart choice if you are looking for value from a luxury sedan.
2019 Acura TLX Interior
The interior design is busy but functional and spacious. The simulated-suede seat material is grippy but also heat-resistant. The use of double screens, a large control button, and a button switch is Acura’s way to let you know that the TLX is full of technology. The button-based shift selector is not as easy to use as a traditional shift lever. The dual screen clearly displays all the information, but connects to the system and knows what to press to get a specific screen.
The front doors have two detents that help to prevent parking spaces. Both front and rear doors are average, but a few higher drivers will have to move in. The A-Spec accessories for expanding the accessories are low so they can not get in the way. There is an excellent adjustability range for both the seat and the steering wheel, but those with larger torsos can be restricted due to seat reinforcement. You can sit low or low in the car without any problem.
2019 Acura TLX Features
The 2019 TLX is well-equipped in basic form and offers good value for money, but the inside of the car is short of other luxury offers and the multimedia system can be confusing. The standard features of the TLX include a Moonroof, Satellite Radio, a 7-inch touchscreen, an 8-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth, a seven-speaker audio system, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Siri Eyes Free. Available features include navigation, a 10-speaker ELS audio system, phone charging, and AcuraLink. The infotainment system is not as user-friendly as some competitive systems. The dual-screen setup – one of which is a touchscreen – takes time to find out, and the controls are not in easy places.
2019 Acura TLX Engine
The sporty A-Spec package is now available for four-cylinder TLXs, in addition to V-6 models. Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Smartphone Connection and the AcuraWatch Series Advanced Security Technology offer many bells and whistles in the base model. Premium options include a 360-degree camera system and a heated steering wheel.
2019 Acura TLX Safety
The 2019 TLX has a perfect five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The standard active safety features include a rear-view camera and AcuraWatch. AcuraWatch is a range of advanced safety features, including lane blocks, additional collision warning, automatic emergency brake, 2019 Acura TLX customizable cruise control, road warning and lane departure warning.