For the first time in a production vehicle, Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) debuts onboard the Acura TLX. This feature independently modifies the toe angle of each rear wheel, facilitating smoothness when you change lanes, brake, and corner and also enhancing stability and agility.
An electronic gear selector also comes standard in each TLX model, featuring intuitively placed buttons that make shifting as easy as a finger touch—and creating extra room between the driver and front passenger that was once taken up by a bulky gear shift.
An available 3.5L V6 engine is offered among the TLX engine options, delivering 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. When the V6 is onboard, fuel economy achieved in the TLX is an EPA-estimated 21 city mpg and 34 highway mpg.**
An Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) comes standard onboard the TLX models, with four driving mode options that adapt to the terrain—and your mood of the moment. Choose from Econ mode, Normal mode, Sport mode, and Sport+ mode.
An available amenity offered for the TLX is the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive torque vectoring system, which works by distributing power to the wheels that need it as conditions change. Transitions are so smooth you likely won’t notice them—but you will notice how great your control is onboard this premium sedan!
Tire Fill Assist comes standard in the TLX models, helping motorists inflate their tires properly without using a handheld pressure gauge. When the tires have reached their optimum pressure, a chime sounds to let you know your tire has reached its peak inflation level.
The Acura TLX makes an impression from its first appearance on the road thanks to sparkling Jewel Eye LED headlights, which come standard on each model. These gorgeous, eye-catching lights are designed to mimic natural sunlight, employing 10 LED lamps that help reveal colors more vividly and also help reduce eye fatigue.
A multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines comes standard onboard the TLX, helping drivers back up more safely. This feature helps you see what’s behind you as you operate in reverse and helps prevent accidents.
Each TLX model features a keyless access system, which lets drivers get into the car more easily than ever before. To get inside, drivers don’t even have to take out their key; as long as the key fob is close by, simply touch the door handle to unlock the TLX and also activate your personal memory settings.
When it comes to the seats onboard the Acura TLX, functionality meets comfort in a beautiful way. Side bolsters provide lateral support, and first-class materials like perforated Milano leather, which comes standard in two of the TLX trims, will transport you to another place figuratively while the TLX transports you literally. From a 10-way power driver’s seat to tri-level seat heating, the TLX seats are premium in every sense of the word!
The TLX is built to accommodate five passengers and boasts 93.3 cubic feet of passenger room. As occupants relax in this spacious sedan, they can also enjoy the convenience of standard features like USB connectivity and 12-volt power outlets handily placed in the center console and front armrest.
Inside the Acura TLX, drivers and passengers are able to hear the things they want, like conversation, music, radio programming—or just peaceful silence. What they won’t hear are unwanted outside sounds, like wind and road din. That’s because Active Sound Control comes standard in each TLX model, delivering opposing frequencies that cancel out exterior noise. This feature is bolstered by noise-nullifying help from an acoustic windshield and acoustic engine mounts.
An On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) comes standard onboard the TLX, giving drivers and passengers access to various vehicle features and functions by means of a touchscreen portal. The ODMD enables control of Bluetooth functions, navigation, audio and climate controls, audio memory settings, and more.
Another standard feature in the Acura TLX is Siri Eyes Free, which allows drivers to stay connected to their phones while also keeping their hands steadily on the wheel and their eyes safely on the road. Use phone functions like SMS messaging, music, calling, apps, and more. Aha and Pandora compatibility are standard, as well.
The back seats are no afterthought in the TLX. Designers put just as much love into crafting this car’s rear seats as they did up front, and rear passengers will enjoy available perforated leather seating, plentiful leg room, and a fold-down center armrest with cup holders that can double as a tablet stand.
Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure comes standard in every TLX model. In the event of a collision, this innovative vehicle construction distributes crash energy more evenly across the front of the vehicle to better protect passengers, and it can even help distribute crash impact more safely to other vehicles.
As part of the Advance Package, the TLX features Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow. Once a desired speed has been input by the driver, the system works to maintain a safe following distance between the TLX and other cars. This system can even bring the TLX to a complete stop if necessary.
Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control and motion adaptive steering also come standard in the Acura TLX. This system continually monitors speed, throttle, and more, reducing engine torque and applying braking power when needed to control and reduce dangerous understeer and oversteer.
As part of the TLX Technology and Advance Packages, drivers will enjoy a Lane Keeping Assist System, which uses a forward-facing camera mounted above the rearview mirror to distinguish road lines and help the car stay in its lane of travel. If the TLX begins to leave its lane without the activation of the turn signal, the system will issue audible and visual alerts as well as apply steering torque to nudge the car back to the center of the lane.
As part of the TLX Advance Package, drivers will have the protection of driver-assistive technologies such as a Collision Mitigation Braking System with Head-Up Warning. This feature uses both a forward-facing camera and radar transmitters, which constantly monitor for potential collisions. If an unavoidable crash situation is identified, the system automatically tightens passenger safety belts and applies braking force to help reduce the impact of the crash or even avoid the accident altogether.
The TLX Technology and Advance Packages include a Blind Spot Information System, which helps drivers turn and change lanes more safely. If a vehicle enters the car’s blind spot, visual indicators are activated; and if the driver activates the turn signal and another automobile is detected in that lane, the system issues both audible and visual warnings.