Acura’s entry into the luxury sedan market, the TLX, has seen a few upgrades in its 2017 version. People love Acura’s because they come standard with a slew of different luxury features that other car maker’s offer as add-ons. They also have powerful engines for a car in the luxury sedan class, making them a perfect daily driver for someone who wants an affordable luxury sedan.
While it is considered a compact luxury sedan, it is a little bit bigger than some of its counterparts in the class. It is both longer and wider than most of them. It has the feel and luxury of a mid-sized sedan while being offered at a compact price. The body style is similar to that of the Honda Accord if you are looking for a comparison, although it is a little smaller and has a more angular design. (https://www.edmunds.com/acura/tlx/2017/review/)
There two options when it comes to engines in the TLX, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, and a 3.5-liter V6 version. Obviously, the V6 is going to pack a lot more power than the four-cylinder version. The 2.4-liter engine is what comes standard in the base model and is still fairly powerful compared to other similar engines in its class, even providing drivers with 182 pound-feet of torque, so it can help you get any job done you need in a daily driver vehicle. The four-cylinder engine comes standard with an automatic transmission that has eight speeds. The car is front-wheel drive, so it can handle even the most precarious turning situations when city driving.
The bigger engine provides almost double the power and torque, so if you life high-performance vehicles, you may want to go with this trim option. Of course, there are drawbacks to the added power of a larger engine with the most obvious being a lower gas mileage rating. The four-cylinder engine gets about 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway while the V6 version gets 21 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. These are both great fuel economy ratings for a luxury sedan. (https://www.edmunds.com/acura/tlx/2017/review/)
The Acura is a safe luxury sedan. It comes standard with antilock brakes and traction control. For added safety, there is a rear view camera and airbags on the driver and passenger side. Most test drivers remarked on how great the brakes are when they drove it because of its great stopping ranges. If you want, you can add safety features like lane departure warning and collision mitigation that has automatic emergency brakes.
The car feels much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. The first thing you will notice is that the manufacturer used high-quality materials in the interior design, but the best part of the interior is definitely the seats. They are heavily padded, providing maximum comfort to drivers and passengers alike during the morning commute. The only part lacking in the interior is the headroom, but this is tempered by the huge amount of legroom it provides in the front and back seat.
If you need storage, this car will suffice. It has an average trunk space compared to other cars in its class, providing 13.2 cubic feet. The sedan is the only version of teh car offered, there is no hatchback version of the Acura TLX.
If you are interested in an affordable small luxury car that has the feel of a much bigger car, the Acura TLX might be the car for you. Come in and give one a test drive today. Acura is offering some great lease deals to future drivers.