Typically 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 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 automobiles in Acura's lineup: the slightly longer TL and the smaller TSX. 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 appears pretty good. The grille combines 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, it can 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 2wd (front) chassis rather than the sportier rear-wheel-drive layout of most leading rivals. And both available motors are essentially re-engineered types of ones also found in the Accord. That helps control costs. Accessible only with front-wheel drive is a 2 . not 4lt four-cylinder with 206 horsepower, 17 more as compared to the Accord. It has much less torque than the turbocharged fours in the 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 will beat their fuel-economy ratings, 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 highway manners on par with some pricier sport sedans. 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 Drive system that pivots the back wheels a few degrees to enhance managing. Also standard is the company's Integrated Dynamics Program. An Eco mode calms powertrain and climate-control calibrations. Sport modes sharpen guiding, throttle, and transmission response. The six saves fuel by automatically de-activating about 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 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 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 drive - 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 aft and side to aspect for outstanding grip. In addition to you can monitor the action. The lighter weight of the four-cylinder will pay off in impressive flexibility and balance, but every TLX has superior steerage feel and inspires self-confidence on the road.
acura mdx miles per gallon 2010
Wind flow, tire, and engine noise 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 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 predictions. 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 reasoning of this design. Gleam little brain exercise demanded of the unusual transmission controls that come with the V-6 engine. Is actually this assortment of buttons that looks cool and will save space. But unless you have memorized their form and positioning you will need to look down to make certain you're activating the correct equipment. You get 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 material 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 persuading. 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 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 convenient underfloor bin. A split-folding rear seatback is standard but you'll notice the passthrough is pretty tight. Which evidence of the additional bracing that's gone into the TLX's structure. Even the most affordable TLX comes nicely outfitted with the LED lights, power moonroof, rearview camera, heated mirrors, and Wireless connectivity with Siri interface.
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 includes the Technology Package, plus cooled front seats, adaptable 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 for low cost of possession.
|Title||Acura Mdx Miles Per Gallon 2010|
|Caption||acura mdx miles per gallon 2010|
|Published Date||January 25, 2018|
|Latest Updated Date||January 25, 2018|