2017 Acura TLX

Pros: Agile handling, especially with all-wheel drive model; upscale cabin appointments; decent acceleration from base 4-cylinder engine; good passenger room both front and rear

Cons: Performance of V6’s 9-speed transmission; so-so trunk space; premium fuel required for both engines; not all testers like V6 models’ push-button gear selector

CG Says: Acura TLX is unchanged for 2017. The TLX is a sporty midsize sedan that’s available with 4-cylinder or V6 power. The 4-cylinder comes standard with an 8-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, while the V6 uses a 9-speed automatic (a manual gearbox is not offered). All-wheel drive is available on V6 models. Highlights of the TLX’s available features include forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, remote engine start, adaptive cruise control, and Acura’s Precision All-Wheel Steer system (P-AWS), which is standard on front-drive TLXs. The TLX’s compact-yet-spacious dimensions, athletic driving character, convincingly luxurious ambiance, competitive prices, and impressive array of available tech and safety features make it a compelling premium-midsize-car choice.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Acura
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Base: $31,900
Tech: $35,950
V6: $35,350
V6 Tech: $39,400
V6 Advance: $42,600
AWD V6 Tech: $41,600
AWD V6 Advance: $44,800

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
206
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
290
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-34

2015 Acura TLX Exterior L4
2017 Acura TLX