Typically the 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you need as a part of Acura's come back to the entrance ranks of sports sedans. It's been a while -- probably since at least 2008, with the last of the really good TL models. Typically the 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 cars in Acura's lineup: the slightly longer TL and the smaller TSX. The particular new TLX borrows some understructure from the Toyota Accord - although with significant upgrades to make it stiffer and noise-free. And that's a challenge the TLX must overcome.
Why would someone choose this car over a BMW, Audi, or Lexus IS - none of which is based on a mainstream family four door? We'll there are some good reasons. It looks pretty good. The grille integrates a palatable version of Acura's chrome beak, associated by standard LED headlights. The medial side view is unexciting 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 parts are sound, too -- even though this car is based on a front-wheel drive chassis rather than the sportier rear-wheel-drive design of most leading competition. And both available engines are essentially re-engineered versions of ones also found in the Accord. Of which helps control costs. Obtainable only with front-wheel drive is a second . 4lt four-cylinder with 206 horsepower, 17 more within the Accord. It has much less torque than the turbocharged fours in the Western competition, but also uses less gas than those turbos. The choice 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 does beat their fuel-economy rankings, 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 Contract and gives it highway 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. In addition to all front-drive TLXs have Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer system that pivots the back wheels a few degrees to enhance handling. Also standard is the company's Integrated Dynamics Method. An Eco mode relaxes powertrain and climate-control calibrations. Sport modes sharpen steerage, throttle, and transmission reply. The six saves gasoline by automatically de-activating about three cylinders in low-demand generating. And all-wheel-drive models can shut off when the car is stopped. All of this makes for a pretty entertaining ride. Don't write off the four-cylinder without a test drive. Helped by the clever transmission, it can an overachiever, with surprisingly lively pickup.
The smooth, 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 guide - that's when a car pulls to the side under hard throttle. The solution is Extremely Handling all-wheel-drive. It funnels power fore and back and side to side for outstanding grip. And you can monitor their action. The lighter weight of the four-cylinder pays off off in impressive speed and balance, but every TLX has superior steering feel and inspires self-confidence on the road.
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Blowing wind, tire, and engine noise 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 remember from the great days of Acura. Compared against the rather generic exterior, the interior seems invigorated. 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 simultaneously show, for example, the navigation map and radio stations presets. But it is afflicted with redundancies in displays and controls. We're not alone in doubting the logic of this design. There's also a little brain exercise required of the unusual transmission controls that come with the V-6 engine. It can this variety of buttons that looks cool and helps you to save space. But unless might memorized their condition and positioning you will need to look down to make certain if you're activating the correct equipment. You get a conventional shift handle with the four-cylinder motor, and both transmissions have steering-wheel paddles for a degree of manual control, though the small plastic-type 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 reduce is in fact plastic but at least it's very convincing. Front seats are spacious and supportive, the traveling position excellent. Power heated 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 tall 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 than you get in some cars with bulkier headrests. At about 14 cubic feet, 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 helpful underfloor bin. A split-folding rear seatback is standard but you'll notice the passthrough is pretty tight. Which evidence of the extra bracing that's gone in to the TLX's structure. Even the most affordable TLX comes nicely outfitted with the LED lamps, power moonroof, rearview camera, heated mirrors, and Wireless bluetooth 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 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 and for low cost of possession.
|Title||2013 Acura Rdx Vs 2012 Lexus Rx 350|
|Caption||2013 acura rdx vs 2012 lexus rx 350|
|Published Date||January 22, 2018|
|Latest Updated Date||January 22, 2018|
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