2004 Acura Tl Competitors

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The 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you would like to be a part of Acura's go back to the front side ranks of sports cars. It's been a while -- probably since at least 2008, with the last of the really good TL models. The particular all-new TLX recaptures that blend of engaging performance and Acura value. Nevertheless is it good enough to displace such all stars as the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 on your shopping list? I'm Chuck Giametta. Join me for a CarPreview video review of the 2015 Acura TLX. [music intro] A new nameplate, the TLX replaces two vehicles in Acura's lineup: the slightly longer TL and the smaller TSX. The particular new TLX borrows some understructure from the Honda Accord - although with significant upgrades to make it stiffer and noise-free. And that's a challenge the TLX must get over.
Why would someone choose this car over a BMW, Audi, or Tuning IS - none of which is based on a mainstream family car? We'll there are some good reasons. It seems very good. The grille combines a palatable version of Acura's chrome beak, accompanied by standard LED headlamps. The medial side view is uninteresting but uncluttered. So is the tail. Overall, it's clean if undistinguished -- and a far better design than the 2009-through-2014 TL. The mechanical pieces are sound, too -- even though this car is based on a front-wheel drive chassis rather than the sportier rear-wheel-drive layout of most leading competition. And both available machines are essentially re-engineered versions of ones also found in the Accord. That will helps control costs. Obtainable only with front-wheel drive is a 2 . not 4-liter four-cylinder with 206 horsepower, 17 more as compared to the Accord. It has less torque than the turbo charged fours in the Western competition, but also makes use of less gas than those turbos. The alternative is a 3. 5-liter V-6 with 290 horsepower.
That's more than much more in any other Honda or Acura but still short of the sixes in the top rivals. It will beat their fuel-economy rankings, though, and is provided by front-wheel drive or the automaker's Super Handling all-wheel-drive. Acura does apply drivetrain technology that elevates the TLX beyond any Contract and gives it road manners on par with some pricier sport cars. The transmissions are advanced. The four-cylinder uses an eight-speed dual clutch gearbox that employs a rpm converter to eliminate low-speed hesitation common to dual-clutch transmissions.
The V-6 has a nine-speed automatic. Plus all front-drive TLXs have Acura's Precision All-Wheel Guide system that pivots the back wheels a few degrees to enhance handling. Also standard is the company's Integrated Dynamics Program. An Eco mode calms powertrain and climate-control calibrations. Sport modes sharpen steerage, throttle, and transmission reply. The six saves gasoline by automatically de-activating three cylinders in low-demand generating. And all-wheel-drive models can shut off when the car is stopped. This all makes for a fairly entertaining ride. Don't dismiss the four-cylinder without a test drive. Helped by the clever transmission, it can an overachiever, with surprisingly lively pickup.
The clean, strong V-6 is more in keeping with this car's aspirations. Unfortunately, if you pair it with front-wheel drive, rapid takeoffs can induce torque drive - that's when a car pulls to the side under hard throttle. The solution is Very Handling all-wheel-drive. It funnels power fore and back and side to aspect for outstanding grip. Plus you can monitor its action. The lighter weight of the four-cylinder pays off in impressive flexibility and balance, but every TLX has superior steerage feel and inspires self-confidence on the road.

2004 Acura Tl Competitors

2004 acura tl competitors

Wind, tire, and engine noises is subdued, and while the ride is company, bumps register with a single thump and you continue on with no sloppy rebounding. This is the engineering enthusiasts bear in mind from the great days of Acura. Compared against the rather generic exterior, the interior seems invigorated. The particular dashboard is modern and every TSX has pushbutton ignition and real film-based gauges not video projections. The double-deck screen is debatable. It can at the same time show, for example, the navigation map and stereo presets. But it is afflicted with redundancies in displays and controls. We're not alone in doubting the reasoning of this design. Gleam little brain exercise demanded of the unusual transmitting controls that come with the V-6 engine. Is actually this array of buttons that looks cool and saves space. But unless might memorized their condition and positioning you'll need to look down to make certain if you're activating the correct equipment. You get a conventional shift button with the four-cylinder motor, and both transmissions have steering-wheel paddles for a degree of manual control, though the small plastic levers lack style or tactile satisfaction.
That's in contrast to almost everything else you come in contact with in the cabin. It's not quite up to the best available in top rivals, but materials quality is very pleasing. This woodgrain and this metal-looking cut is actually plastic but at least it's very persuading. Front seats are roomy and supportive, the driving position excellent. Power heated up buckets are standard and perforated Milano leather is included with all-wheel-drive and optional in place of leatherette upholstery. In again, knee room is good but if you're higher than six feet your head's going to be brushing the ceiling.
We like the condensed design of these front seatbacks; it gives you a much better view forward you get in some cars with bulkier headrests. At about 14 cuft, trunk quantity is around the center of the class. Acura gives you an inflator kit rather than a spare tire, but models with the V-6 can be found with this useful underfloor bin. A split-folding rear seatback is standard but you'll notice the passthrough is pretty tight. That is evidence of the excess bracing that's gone in to the TLX's structure. Even the most inexpensive TLX comes nicely prepared with the LED bulbs, power moonroof, rearview camera, heated mirrors, and Wireless bluetooth connectivity with Siri software.
Adding the $4, 1000 Technology Package gets you navigation, lane-departure and rear-cross-traffic alerts, rain-sensing wipers, and the Milano leather. Another thirty-three-hundred bucks, V-6 models can be equipped with the Advance Package. It provides the Technology Package, plus cooled front seats, adaptive cruise control, front-collision mitigation, and the automaker's first self-steering lane-assist system. Acura doesn't have the brand prestige of Audi, AS BMW HYBRID, or Lexus. But it does enjoy a great reputation for reliability as well as for low cost of possession.

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