The 2015 Acura TLX deals with the awkward task of changing not one, but 2, of Acura’s most preferred sedans. With a more appealing middle-ground size and upticks in performance and luxury, the TLX is now a closer match to its competition.
The 2015 Acura TLX has actually acquired numerous of the attributes from its forefathers. Acura provides you a choice of two updated engines– either the TSX’s four-cylinder or the TL’s V6– and both offer enhanced fuel economy thanks in part to new eight- and nine-speed automatic transmissions.
As was the case with the TL, all-wheel drive is available with the V6 and it’s again utilized to provide both enhanced traction in inclement weather and sportier handling.
The TLX also gives you a nice mix of luxury and sport. The roomy and impressively quiet cabin is a comfortable place to spend your commuting hours, and it comes with plenty of high-tech equipment as standard.
The 2015 Acura TLX is a midsize luxury sedan offered in three main trim levels: base, Technology and Advance. Technology and Advance are essentially options packages that are available on both front- and all-wheel-drive TLX models.
For standard equipment, the base TLX gets 17-inch alloy wheels, all-wheel steering, LED headlights and brake lights, a sunroof, heated side mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, vinyl (leatherette) upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar), a four-way power front passenger seat (eight-way on V6), 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Also standard are Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, Siri Eyes Free functionality, two display screens (an upper 8-inch display and a lower 7-inch touchscreen) and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, smartphone app integration (Aha and Pandora), an auxiliary audio input jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.
The 2015 Acura TLX gives you a choice of two engines: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6. It’s offered only with front-wheel drive and is paired with a specialized eight-speed automated manual transmission. The V6 is offered with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Acura says the V6 paired with all-wheel drive will return 25 mpg combined (21/31).
The TLX’s interior is a step up compared to the TSX and TL. The front seats in the TLX have thick yet soft padding and decent lateral support to provide high levels of comfort. The rear seat is quite plush, too, with a comfortable seatback angle. Rear-seat headroom will be a bit tight for tall adults, though legroom is generous for this segment.
Acura says it employed extensive noise-cancelling measures in the TLX. The latter seem to have worked, as very little wind and road noise makes its way into the cabin, which makes for easy conversation.
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