The particular 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you would like as 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. But 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 vehicles 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 noise-free. And that's a hurdle the TLX must conquer.
Why would someone choose this car over a BMW, Audi, or Lexus IS - none of which is based on a mainstream family four door? We'll there are some good reasons. It seems pretty good. The grille works with a palatable version of Acura's chrome beak, complemented by standard LED headlamps. 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 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 rivals. And both available engines are essentially re-engineered versions of ones also found in the Accord. That helps control costs. Available only with front-wheel drive is a second . 4lt four-cylinder with 206 hp, 17 more than in the Accord. It has less torque than the turbo charged fours in the Western competition, but also makes use of 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 really does 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 drivetrain technology that elevates the TLX beyond any Accord and gives it highway 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 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 Drive system that pivots the back wheels a few degrees to enhance dealing with. Also standard is the company's Integrated Dynamics Method. An Eco mode relaxes powertrain and climate-control calibrations. Sport modes sharpen steerage, throttle, and transmission response. The six saves gas 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's an overachiever, with surprisingly 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 drive - 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 side for outstanding grip. In addition to you can monitor its action. The lighter weight of the four-cylinder pays off in impressive agility and balance, but every TLX has superior guiding feel and inspires assurance on the road.
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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 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 predictions. The double-deck screen is debatable. It can concurrently show, for example, the navigation map and stereo presets. But it experiences redundancies in displays and controls. We're not alone in doubting the reasoning of this design. There's also a little brain exercise demanded of the unusual tranny controls that come with the V-6 engine. Is actually this variety of buttons that looks cool and will save space. But unless you've memorized their condition and positioning you'll need to look down to make certain you're activating the correct equipment. You obtain a conventional shift button with the four-cylinder engine, 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 trim is in fact plastic but at least it's very effective. Front seats are spacious and supportive, the traveling 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 back, knee room is good but if you're higher 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 cuft, trunk volume level is around the midst 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 quite tight. That is evidence of the excess bracing that's gone to the TLX's structure. Even the most inexpensive TLX comes nicely prepared with the LED lights, power moonroof, rearview camera, heated mirrors, and Wireless bluetooth connectivity with Siri interface.
Adding the $4, 500 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, 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, BMW, or Lexus. But it does enjoy a great reputation for reliability as well as for low cost of ownership.
|Title||Acura Mdx Vs Mazda Cx 9 2010|
|Caption||acura mdx vs mazda cx 9 2010|
|Published Date||January 22, 2018|
|Latest Updated Date||January 22, 2018|
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