Typically the 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you would like as a part of Acura's come back to the front side 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. 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 new TLX borrows some understructure from the Toyota Accord - although with significant upgrades to make it stiffer and noise-free. And that's a difficulty the TLX must overcome.
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 excellent. The grille works with a palatable version of Acura's chrome beak, complemented by standard LED headlights. The side view is unexciting 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 pieces are sound, too -- even though this car is based on a front-wheel drive chassis rather than the sportier rear-wheel-drive structure of most leading rivals. And both available machines are essentially re-engineered variations of ones also found in the Accord. Of which helps control costs. Accessible only with front-wheel drive is a 2 . not 4-liter four-cylinder with 206 horsepower, 17 more as compared to the Accord. It has far less torque than the turbocharged fours in the European competition, but also uses less gas than those turbos. The alternative 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 scores, 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 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. Plus 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 Program. An Eco mode relaxes powertrain and climate-control calibrations. Sport modes sharpen guiding, throttle, and transmission reaction. The six saves gasoline by automatically de-activating three cylinders in low-demand generating. And all-wheel-drive models can shut off when the car is stopped. This all makes for a fairly entertaining ride. Don't write off the four-cylinder without a test drive. Helped by the clever transmission, is actually an overachiever, with amazingly lively pickup.
The easy, 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 aft and side to part for outstanding grip. Plus you can monitor their action. The lighter weight of the four-cylinder pays off in impressive flexibility and balance, but every TLX has superior steerage feel and inspires self-confidence on the road.
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Wind flow, tire, and engine noise 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 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 film-based gauges not video projections. The double-deck screen is debatable. It can simultaneously show, for example, the navigation map and stereo presets. But it experiences redundancies in displays and controls. We're not by yourself in doubting the common sense 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 saves space. But unless you've memorized their condition and positioning you will have to look down to make certain if you're activating the correct equipment. You obtain 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 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 driving 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, knee room is good but if you're tall 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 an improved view forward than you get in some cars with bulkier headrests. At about 14 cubic feet, trunk quantity 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 useful underfloor bin. A split-folding rear seatback is standard but you'll notice the passthrough is quite tight. Which evidence of the excess bracing that's gone in to the TLX's structure. Even the most inexpensive TLX comes nicely prepared with the LED lights, power moonroof, rearview camera, heated mirrors, and Bluetooth connectivity with Siri software.
Adding the $4, 1000 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, 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 then for low cost of possession.
|Title||2009 Mazda Cx 9 Vs Acura Mdx|
|Caption||2009 mazda cx 9 vs acura mdx|
|Published Date||January 22, 2018|
|Latest Updated Date||January 22, 2018|
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