Acura Tl Competitors

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The 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you would like to become a part of Acura's return to the front ranks of sports cars. It's been a while -- probably since at least 2008, with the last of the really good TL models. The all-new TLX recaptures that blend of engaging performance and Acura value. Yet is it good enough to displace such all stars as the THE CAR 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 cars in Acura's lineup: the slightly longer TL and the smaller TSX. Typically the new TLX borrows some understructure from the Ford Accord - although with significant upgrades to make it stiffer and less busy. And that's a hurdle the TLX must overcome.
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 appears pretty good. The grille combines a palatable version of Acura's chrome beak, complemented by standard LED car headlights. The side view is uninteresting but uncluttered. So is the tail. Overall, is actually clean if undistinguished -- and a far better design than the 2009-through-2014 TL. The mechanical bits are sound, too -- even though this car is based on a 2wd (front) chassis rather than the sportier rear-wheel-drive design of most leading competitors. And both available engines are essentially re-engineered versions of ones also found in the Accord. That will helps control costs. Available only with front-wheel drive is a 2 . 4-liter four-cylinder with 206 hp, 17 more within the Accord. It has far less torque than the turbo charged fours in the Western european competition, but also uses 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 really does beat their fuel-economy scores, though, and is available with front-wheel drive or the automaker's Super Handling all-wheel-drive. Acura does apply drivetrain technology that elevates the TLX beyond any Accord and gives it road manners on par with some pricier sport sedans. The transmissions are high tech. The four-cylinder uses an eight-speed dual clutch transmission that employs a torque 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 managing. Also standard is the company's Integrated Dynamics System. An Eco mode relaxes powertrain and climate-control calibrations. Sport modes sharpen guiding, throttle, and transmission reply. The six saves gas by automatically de-activating about three cylinders in low-demand driving. And all-wheel-drive models can shut off when the car is stopped. All this makes for a pretty entertaining ride. Don't dismiss the four-cylinder without a test drive. Helped by the clever transmission, it can an overachiever, with remarkably 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 accelerator. The solution is Very Handling all-wheel-drive. It funnels power fore and back and side to part for outstanding grip. And you can monitor its action. The lighter weight of the four-cylinder will pay off in impressive flexibility and balance, but every TLX has superior steering feel and inspires self-confidence on the road.

Acura Tl Competitors

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Wind flow, tire, and engine noises is subdued, and while the ride is organization, bumps register with a single thump and you continue on with no sloppy rebounding. This is the engineering enthusiasts keep in mind from the great times of Acura. Compared against the rather generic exterior, the interior seems invigorated. Typically the dashboard is modern and every TSX has pushbutton ignition and real analog gauges not video projections. The double-deck screen is debatable. It can concurrently show, for example, the navigation map and radio stations presets. But it suffers redundancies in displays and controls. We're not only in doubting the common sense of this design. Gleam little brain exercise demanded of the unusual transmission controls that come with the V-6 engine. It can this assortment of buttons that looks cool and saves space. But unless might memorized their form and positioning you will have to look down to make certain you're activating the correct products. You obtain a conventional shift handle with the four-cylinder engine, 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 competitors, but materials quality is very pleasing. This woodgrain and this metal-looking trim is actually plastic but at least it's very effective. Front seats are large and supportive, the driving position excellent. Power warmed buckets are standard and perforated Milano leather is included with all-wheel-drive and optional in place of leatherette upholstery. In back again, knee room is good but if you're higher than six feet your head's going to be brushing the ceiling.
We all like the condensed design of these front seatbacks; it gives you an improved view forward than you get in some cars with bulkier headrests. At about 14 cuft, trunk volume level is around the middle 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 convenient underfloor bin. A split-folding rear seatback is standard but you'll notice the passthrough is quite tight. Which evidence of the excess bracing that's gone into the TLX's structure. Even the most affordable TLX comes nicely outfitted with the LED lamps, power moonroof, rearview camera, heated mirrors, and Wireless connectivity with Siri software.
Adding the $4, 500 Technology Package gets you navigation, lane-departure and rear-cross-traffic alerts, rain-sensing wipers, and the Milano leather. For another thirty-three-hundred bucks, V-6 models can be equipped with the Advance Package. It includes the Technology Package, plus cooled front seats, adaptive cruise control, front-collision minimization, and the automaker's first self-steering lane-assist system. Acura doesn't have the brand prestige of Audi, BMW, or Lexus. But it does enjoy a great reputation for reliability and then for low cost of control.

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