2009 Cadillac Cts Vs Acura Tl

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Typically the 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you would like to be a part of Acura's come back to the entrance ranks of sports cars. 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 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 Toyota Accord - although with significant upgrades to make it stiffer and less busy. And that's a challenge the TLX must get over.
Why would someone choose this car over a BMW, Audi, or Lexus IS - none of which is based on a mainstream family car? We'll there are some good reasons. It looks excellent. The grille works with a palatable version of Acura's chrome beak, complemented by standard LED car headlights. The medial side view is uninteresting 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 pieces are sound, too -- even though this car is based on a front-wheel drive chassis rather than the sportier rear-wheel-drive layout 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. Available only with front-wheel drive is a 2 . 4lt four-cylinder with 206 horsepower, 17 more than in the Accord. It has much less torque than the turbo charge 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 it makes in any other Honda or Acura but still short of the sixes in the top rivals. It will 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 driveline technology that elevates the TLX beyond any Contract and gives it road manners on par with some pricier sport cars. The transmissions are advanced. The four-cylinder uses an eight-speed dual clutch gearbox 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 handling. Also standard is the company's Integrated Dynamics Program. An Eco mode calms powertrain and climate-control calibrations. Sport modes sharpen steering, throttle, and transmission reply. The six saves gas by automatically de-activating 3 cylinders in low-demand generating. And all-wheel-drive models can shut off when the car is stopped. All of this makes for a fairly entertaining ride. Don't write off 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 throttle. The solution is Super Handling all-wheel-drive. It funnels power fore and backward and side to part for outstanding grip. And you can monitor their action. The lighter weight of the four-cylinder will pay off in impressive speed and balance, but every TLX has superior steering feel and inspires assurance on the road.

2009 Cadillac Cts Vs Acura Tl

2009 cadillac cts vs acura tl

Wind, tire, and engine sound 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. 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 concurrently show, for example, the navigation map and radio presets. But it experiences redundancies in displays and controls. We're not only in doubting the common sense of this design. There's also a little brain exercise required of the unusual transmitting controls that come with the V-6 engine. Is actually this variety of buttons that looks cool and saves space. But unless you have memorized their condition and positioning you will have to look down to make certain if you're activating the correct equipment. You get a conventional shift lever 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 reduce is in fact plastic but at least it's very effective. Front seats are roomy and supportive, the generating 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 again, knee room is good but if you're taller 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 a much better view forward you get in some cars with bulkier headrests. At about 14 cubic feet, trunk quantity is around the midst 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 in to the TLX's structure. Even the most affordable TLX comes nicely equipped with the LED lights, 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 for low cost of control.

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