The Acura TLX is a completely new model. Acura will bid farewell to its compact TSX and Acura TL midsize sedan this year, leading to its replacement, the Acura TLX. The new model is what is expected of alphanumeric mash-up. Acura TLX is longer than the 3.8 inch TSX but generally shorter compared to TL. Has the same wheelbase as TL, however, will not be engaged inside space.
Its engine options also split the difference between the Acura TSX and Acura TL. The base engine will be the TLX 2.4 liter four-cylinder rated at 206 horsepower, coupled to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The upgrade option will be a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 290 horsepower, joined to a nine-speed automatic. Acura expects an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined for the four-cylinder and 25 mpg combined for the V6.
Acura TLX models include the new front-drive Acura steering system that can adjust the angle of the rear wheels during cornering for improved handling. All-wheel drive is available only on V6 models. Four selectable driving modes Eco, Normal, Sport and Sport + adjust steering effort, and throttle response, shift timing and even noise cancellation, depending on mode.
The new jewel in the eyes of Acura LED headlights are standard, as is a rearview camera and key-less entry and ignition. Cameras and radar systems grouped in the Technology and Advance packages allow safety features like automatic braking at low speed, lane change warning, lane-keeping, the blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.
The Acura TLX also showcase latest amenities and technology Acura interior, including front seats with heating and ventilation, automatic climate control, GPS-linked, a touch screen 7-inch monitors with 3D navigation features, view real-time traffic A smartphone-integrated suite of applications and services (“AcuraLink”) and a premium audio system 10 speakers. The voice command feature Siri Eyes Free is also available for iPhone users. The Acura TLX 2015 arrives in dealerships in August from $31,890.