The 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you would like to become a part of Acura's go 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 AS BMW HYBRID 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 quieter. And that's a hurdle 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 sedan? We'll there are some good reasons. It appears excellent. The grille integrates a palatable version of Acura's chrome beak, accompanied by standard LED headlights. The medial 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 structure of most leading rivals. And both available motors are essentially re-engineered types of ones also found in the Accord. Of which helps control costs. Accessible only with front-wheel drive is a 2 . not 4lt four-cylinder with 206 horsepower, 17 more within the Accord. It has far less torque than the turbocharged fours in the Western european competition, but also utilizes less gas than those turbos. The choice 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 does beat their fuel-economy scores, though, and is provided by front-wheel drive or the automaker's Super Handling all-wheel-drive. Acura does apply driveline technology that elevates the TLX beyond any Accord and gives it road manners on par with some pricier sport cars. The transmissions are state of the art. The four-cylinder uses an eight-speed dual clutch gears that employs a rpm 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 managing. Also standard is the company's Integrated Dynamics System. 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 3 cylinders in low-demand traveling. 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 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 steer - that's when a car pulls to the side under hard accelerator. The solution is Extremely Handling all-wheel-drive. It funnels power fore and backward and side to aspect for outstanding grip. In addition to you can monitor their action. The lighter weight of the four-cylinder will pay off in impressive agility and balance, but every TLX has superior steering feel and inspires confidence on the road.
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Wind, tire, and engine sound is subdued, and while the ride is firm, 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 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 predictions. The double-deck screen is debatable. It can simultaneously show, for example, the navigation map and radio presets. But it suffers 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 demanded of the unusual transmitting controls that come with the V-6 engine. It's this variety of buttons that looks cool and will save space. But unless you have memorized their condition and positioning you will have to look down to make certain you're activating the correct products. 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-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 competition, 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 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 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 an improved view forward than you get in some cars with bulkier headrests. At about 14 cubic feet, trunk volume level is around the center of the class. Acura gives you an inflator kit rather than a spare tire, but models with the V-6 are available with this useful underfloor bin. A split-folding rear seatback is standard but you'll notice the passthrough is rather tight. That is evidence of the extra bracing that's gone to the TLX's structure. Even the least expensive TLX comes nicely outfitted with the LED bulbs, power moonroof, rearview camera, heated mirrors, and Wireless bluetooth connectivity with Siri user interface.
Adding the $4, 000 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, adaptable 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 possession.
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|Latest Updated Date||December 30, 2017|