A sharp design, and handling to match, help distinguish the 2019 Acura TLX. It also features more standard safety content than many of its rivals. For high-end comfort, the TLX offers a well-equipped cabin with all of the segment’s top luxury cues.
The 2019 TLX is a midsize luxury sedan. Acura follows the typical pattern here with a five-seat interior for the car. This year’s trim levels are the base TLX, TLX A-Spec, TLX V6 and TLX V6 A-Spec. The standard TLX powertrain relies on a four-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The V6 trims have a nine-speed automatic and offer all-wheel drive.
The TLX is essentially unchanged from last year, although the A-Spec package is now available for non-V6 models.
An aggressive front-end design is a highlight for the TLX. The look includes distinctive headlights, a pentagon-shaped grille and dramatic sculpting. To complement those details, all models show off sculpted sheet metal and an athletic stance. The A-Spec trim levels have even sportier styling cues. These range from a more aggressive lower intake at the front to an aero-style diffuser at the rear.
The standard headlights for the TLX are LEDs. So are the car’s standard daytime running lights, front turn signals, mirror-mounted turn signals, brake lights, taillights and high-mounted center stop light. Also standard are features like 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and heated mirrors with a reverse tilt-down function. A power moonroof is optional across the entire lineup. The upper trims supply 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and V6 models can add LED fog lights and mirror-mounted puddle lights. Power-folding mirrors and a heated windshield are bundled with the V6-only Advance package.
The 2019 TLX has a stylish molded dashboard that’s set off by dual infotainment screens and flowing lines. These create a sporty, cockpit effect up front. Sophisticated trim also accents the climate vents and center console. In the A-Spec models, an aggressive red-and-black color theme is on full display. There are standard 60/40-split folding seats in the rear for all trim levels. They bring extra cargo space to go with the car’s trunk capacity of 14.3 cubic feet.
The base TLX provides standard content like synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with a tilt-and-telescoping column. Leather-trimmed seats are available for every trim level, while the V6 models can add front-seat ventilation. Sport seats are standard for the A-Spec trims. The TLX Advance package also has a heated steering wheel and heated outboard rear seats.
A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard for the TLX. It makes 206 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. For more output, you can go with the available 3.5-liter V6. This engine delivers 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The four-cylinder engine is mated to a standard eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard for the TLX, along with an all-wheel steering system for improved handling. The V6 engine comes with a nine-speed automatic and is available with Acura’s “SH-AWD” (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) technology.
For the 2019 model year, the base Acura TLX has EPA ratings of 23/33 mpg city/highway
The TLX offers a standard safety package with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance and a rearview camera. With the exception of the rearview camera, that kind of stuff is optional for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan. The standard infotainment system has two displays. The top one is an information-only screen and the bottom one is a touch screen for the audio and climate systems. The standard infotainment setup also includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, satellite radio and seven speakers.
Acura’s Technology package provides some style and comfort upgrades, but it’s primarily for tech content. It includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a navigation system and a 10-speaker Acura/ELS audio system with HD radio. Additionally, front and rear parking sensors and a surround-view camera are part of the Advance package. The sensors are standard in the V6 A-Spec.
"If you’re a previous or current Acura owner this sedan will meet and in some cases exceed your expectations. However no matter how faithful you think you are to the brand if you compare this model to its competitors at this price-point, there’s just not enough bang for the buck!
Presently surprised; craftsmanship and materials from dash to seating...didn’t disappoint.
Striking; front end facia and overall exterior definitely catches the eye.
My test drive was a let down. Despite being V-6 equipped it lacked the get-up and go it portends. Handles/performs no better than its cousin a Honda Accord.
Typical Acura ease of functionality. All interior systems intuitive and easy to operate and access.
In my view the TLX with all the whistles and bells is over priced and there’s definitely competitors that offer more bang for the buck.
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2019 Acura TLX Pricing
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The price range for the 2019 Acura TLX is $28,004 - $37,955.
The average selling price is $33,352.
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$33,000 - $45,950
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$28,004 - $37,955
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