Typically the 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you would like as a part of Acura's go back to the front side 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. 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 Honda Accord - although with significant upgrades to make it stiffer and quieter. And that's a challenge the TLX must conquer.
Why would someone choose this car over a BMW, Audi, or Tuning IS - none of which is based on a mainstream family four door? We'll there are some good reasons. It seems excellent. The grille works with a palatable version of Acura's chrome beak, associated by standard LED 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 competition. And both available engines are essentially re-engineered variations of ones also found in the Accord. That will helps control costs. Obtainable only with front-wheel drive is a 2 . not 4lt four-cylinder with 206 horsepower, 17 more within the Accord. It has less torque than the turbo charge fours in the Western european competition, but also utilizes less gas than those turbos. The alternative is a 3. 5-liter V-6 with 290 horsepower.
That's more than it makes in any other Honda or Acura but still short of the sixes in the top rivals. It really does 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 Conform and gives it street manners on par with some pricier sport sedans. The transmissions are advanced. The four-cylinder uses an eight-speed dual clutch gears 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 Drive system that pivots the back wheels a few degrees to enhance managing. Also standard is the company's Integrated Dynamics System. An Eco mode calms powertrain and climate-control calibrations. Sport modes sharpen guiding, throttle, and transmission response. The six saves gas by automatically de-activating three cylinders in low-demand traveling. And all-wheel-drive models can shut off when the car is stopped. All of this makes for a quite entertaining ride. Don't dismiss the four-cylinder without a test drive. Helped by the clever transmission, is actually 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 backward and side to part for outstanding grip. Plus you can monitor the action. The lighter weight of the four-cylinder pays off in impressive speed and balance, but every TLX has superior steerage feel and inspires assurance on the road.
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Wind flow, 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 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 film-based gauges not video projections. The double-deck screen is debatable. It can simultaneously show, for example, the navigation map and radio presets. But it is afflicted with redundancies in displays and controls. We're not by yourself in doubting the common sense of this design. There's also a little brain exercise required of the unusual tranny controls that come with the V-6 engine. It can this array of buttons that looks cool and will save space. But unless you've memorized their form and positioning you will have to look down to make certain if you're activating the correct gear. You obtain a conventional shift button with the four-cylinder powerplant, 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 competitors, but materials quality is very pleasing. This woodgrain and this metal-looking cut is actually plastic but at least it's very convincing. Front seats are spacious and supportive, the generating 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 back, knee room is good but if you're higher than six feet your head's going to be brushing the ceiling.
All of us 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 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 obtained 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 additional bracing that's gone to the TLX's structure. Even the most affordable TLX comes nicely equipped with the LED bulbs, power moonroof, rearview camera, heated mirrors, and Wireless bluetooth connectivity with Siri software.
Adding the $4, 000 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 mitigation, and the automaker's first self-steering lane-assist system. Acura doesn't have the brand prestige of Audi, THE CAR, or Lexus. But it does enjoy a great reputation for reliability and then for low cost of control.
|Title||2015 Acura Luxury Sedan|
|Caption||2015 acura luxury sedan|
|Published Date||December 18, 2017|
|Latest Updated Date||December 18, 2017|