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2019 Acura Tlx
Select a Different Model (14 Available): 2.4 Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 32175
MPG (EPA) 23 CTY /33 HWY
Horsepower 206@6800
Torque 182@4500
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2019 Acura TLX MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Lots of standard features
  • Sporty handling
  • Efficient base engine

You Won't Like

  • Needs stickier tires
  • Interior isn't as luxurious as some competitors

New for 2019

The 2019 Acura TLX expands the availability of the A-Spec trim to the four-cylinder model.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Acura TLX is a compact premium sedan slotting below the larger luxurious RLX and above the smaller ILX. The TLX comes standard with front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive on the available V-6.

TLX: The base TLX comes standard with keyless entry and start, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth, a seven-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, leatherette upholstery, power-operated heated front seats, LED headlights, and ambient interior lighting.

TLX A-Spec: Moving up to the A-Spec trim gets you 19-inch alloy wheels, a gloss black rear spoiler, smoked LED headlights, dual round exhaust tips, wider tires and matte black window surrounds. V-6-powered TLX A-Spec variants get revised dampers and power steering systems while opting for all-wheel drive adds stiffer spring rates and rear stabilizer bar, and a quicker steering ratio.

Features on the Technology and Advance packages include navigation, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a 10-speaker ELS audio system, a heated steering wheel, LED fog lights, and remote start.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2018 TLX's standard engine produces 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque, and is paired to an eight-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission. Lead-footed drivers can upgrade to a 3.5-liter V-6 with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft coupled to a nine-speed automatic.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the base four-cylinder is 23/33 mpg city/highway in the standard car or 23/32 mpg for the A-Spec model. The V-6 engine is rated at 20/31 mpg in for front-wheel drive or 20/29 mpg for both all-wheel-drive  models. The front-drive V-6-powered A-Spec model, like its front-drive four-cylinder counterpart, takes a slight hit in the fuel economy department at 20/30 mpg.

Safety

The 2019 Acura TLX received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). The 2019 TLX received a Good score on all crashworthiness tests except for the driver-side small front overlap test, where it received an Average score. It received an Average rating on the IIHS' headlights test.

In the IIHS' front crash prevention, the 2018 TLX received a Superior rating after it avoided collisions in 12- and 25-mph crash tests (Superior is the highest possible score). The AcuraWatch suite of active driver assistance features comes standard on all TLX models and includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and Road Departure Mitigation. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert come standard on the A-Spec models or as part of the Technology and Advance packages.

Utility

The 2019 TLX has a 14.3-cubic-foot trunk that can be expanded via the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

What We Think

In a 2018 First Test, we said that the refreshed Acura TLX in V-6 A-Spec form proved fun to drive but its tires didn't offer much grip when driven hard. At the track, the TLX understeered too much despite crisp turn-in. The TLX's interior was also not as luxurious as it could be; the range-topping Honda Accord Touring feels more upscale.

Cool Fact

The TLX's SH-AWD system can move torque side-to-side and to a single wheel to maximize traction.

Key Competitors

2019 ACURA TLX SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Sequential SportShift 8 Speed Automatic
Trim
2.4 Sedan
Class
Premium Passenger Car
Horsepower
206@6800
Standard MPG
23/33
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Sequential SportShift 8 Speed Automatic

Std Std

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Fathom Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Modern Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, San Marino Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Platinum White Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter System III (Dealer)

Opt $399

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Trunk Mat - Carpet (Dealer)

Opt $99

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Handsfreelink, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 4.570

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Steering

Std Std

Engine Block Heater (Dealer)

Opt $80

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 17.2 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding (Dealer)

Opt $259

Car Cover (Dealer)

Opt $275

Chrome Door Trim (Dealer)

Opt $285

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Edge Film (Dealer)

Opt $39

Deck Lid Spoiler (Dealer)

Opt $397

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Illuminated Door Sill Trim (Dealer)

Opt $399

Front Splash Guards (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [FUS] Front Underbody Spoiler (Dealer)
Opt $108

Front Underbody Spoiler (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [FSP] Front Splash Guards (Dealer)
Opt $441

Rear Bumper Appliqué (Dealer)

Opt $59

Rear Underbody Spoiler (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SP] Rear Splash Guards (Dealer)
Opt $441

Side Body Skirts

CONTAINED IN: [SUS] Side Under Body Spoiler (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Side Under-Body Spoiler

CONTAINED IN: [SUS] Side Under Body Spoiler (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Rear Splash Guards (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RUS] Rear Underbody Spoiler (Dealer)
Opt $108

Sunroof, Glass Remote

Std Std

Side Under Body Spoiler (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Side Body Skirts; Side Under-Body Spoiler
Opt $750

Window, Rear

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Passenger

Std Std

All Season Floor Mats (Dealer)

Opt $164

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Bin Dividers (Dealer)

Opt $60

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Heated Steering Wheel (Dealer)

Opt $500

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Sun Shade (Dealer)

Opt $60

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

LED Lights, Front Fog Lights

CONTAINED IN: [FO] LED Fog Lights (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Cargo Hook (Dealer)

Opt $12

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Trunk Tray (Dealer)

Opt $130

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Back-Up Sensors (Dealer)

Opt $528

Collision Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (Cmbs™)

Std Std

First Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

LED Fog Lights (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Front Fog Lights; LED Lights, Front Fog Lights
Opt $675

Front Fog Lights

CONTAINED IN: [FO] LED Fog Lights (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Multi View Rear Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent

Std Std

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, 4-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Rear Seat Covers (Dealer)

Opt $275

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ebony Leatherette

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Graystone Leatherette Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Parchment Leatherette Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Seven Speakers Subwoofer

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Steering, 4-Wheel

Std Std

Responsive Suspension

Std Std

Suspension, Macpherson Front w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, P225/55HR17 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 18" Chrome-Finish Alloy (Dealer)

Opt $2356

Wheels, 19" Berlina Black (Dealer)

Opt $3313

Wheels, 19" Black Diamond-Cut (Dealer)

Opt $3173

Wheels, 19" Diamond-Cut Alloy (Dealer)

Opt $3653

Wheels, 17" Alloy

Std Std

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

Opt $56
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
50000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Acura announces a College Graduate Bonus program for customers who finance or lease through AFS. 03-31-2020
$750 Acura announces a Military Bonus Cash for customers who lease or finance through AFS. 03-31-2020
$6950 Acura announces a Lease Cash offer for customers who finance through AFS. 07-01-2019
$2000 Acura announces a Finance Cash offer that is good towards a purchase through AFS Financing. 07-01-2019