For 2018, the new Acura TLX is yet again going to grace our dealerships with an extensive list of added features and technologies. The TLX is long known for its spacious and luxurious interior and the same is true for the new model. Additionally, it offers a hush interior, boatload of features, responsive handling and steering, and a generous rear legroom. The only downsides available after a thorough nitpicking include a middling performance, subpar acceleration and braking, distracting dual-screen infotainment system, and questionable fuel economy ratings. The Acura TLX release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2018.
Riding on the same platform as the Honda Accord, the new Acura TLX 2018 cruises into dealerships essentially on the same scouting report as before. With 109.3” of wheelbase, slightly reduced length, and improved width, the new model, relative to the previous model it is replacing, offers a more athletic stance.
There are a number of upgrades present on the newest TLX in order to improve its appeal as a luxury-badged vehicle. Being an Acura means the new TLX is well-rounded, nicely furnished and offers plenty of value. In fact, this is the best you can get in its price range. Comparably equipped European models are significantly costly, and they also tend to depreciate quickly. The TLX is arguably the best value you can get in this segment, and can save you loads of bucks now and in the future.
True, the Acura TLX 2018 may not be the fastest vehicle in the segment, or even the most fuel efficient. Most folks buy because of its marque, which means you get all the luxury trappings of a luxury sedan without breaking the bank. In the engine bay, it comes with two engines: a 3.5L V6 and a 2.4L inline-4. The inline-4 whips up a cool 206 hp and 182 pounds of torque, while the latter provides more oomph rated at 290 horsepower and 267 pounds of torque.
There is no doubt that the 2018 Aura TLX specs fall short relative to what its rivals offer, especially those that offer turbo- or supercharged six-cylinder engines. As opposes to pedal-to-the-metal theatrics, these rivals offer a quick burst of speed whenever called upon to do so. The fuel economy ratings posted by the new model are also wanting, at least according to various preliminary tests done.
If you’re not sold on prudence just yet, you have a variety of choices in the segment. These include the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
2018 Acura TLX Review of Trims
Three main trims are offered for the 2018 Acura TLX: Technology, Advance, and Base. Rumors of the TLX Hybrid and Type S have been substantiated and are covered separately. All models offered have the option of either getting a FWD or an AWD except the 2018 Acura TLX V6 Advance package which is exclusively offered with an AWD.
2018 Acura TLX Interior Accessories & Exterior Changes
Some of the specs offered for the base TLX include ambient interior lighting, a four-way power front passenger seat, a sunroof, all-wheel steering, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, driver memory settings, automatic dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition and entry, an eight-way power driver seats, LED taillights and headlights, heated side mirrors, leatherette upholstery, and foldable rear seatbacks.
The Acura TLX Interior accessories include smartphone app integration, a rearview camera, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, dual USB ports, a CD player, Siri Eyes Free functionality, two display screens, and a satellite radio.
Exterior 2018 Acura TLX colors include Bellanova White Pearl, Fathom Blue Pearl, Slate Silver Metallic, Black Copper Pearl, Basque Red Pearl II, and Graphite Luster Metallic. Slight changes should be expected on its release date.
2018 Acura TLX Specs For The Engine
As already mentioned above, the new Acura TLX 2018 is offered with two engines: a 2.4L inline-4 and a 3.5L V6. The four-cylinder is rated at 206 horsepower and 182 lbs. ft. of torque while the latter is rated at 290 horsepower and 267 pounds-ft. of torque.
The 2018 Acura TLX Hybrid rumors allege it will be able to generate a whopping 370 horsepower. However, it is not known which engines it will pair with the electric motor in order to generate such a massive output. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission system is a probable.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.3 in. (109.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 10.3 in. (190.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 106.5 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 14 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3763 lbs.
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 6,1 sec
MPG: 24/35 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Basque Red Pearl II, Bellanova White Pearl, Black Copper Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Fathom Blue Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2018 Acura TLX Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the vehicle will probably hit dealerships sometime in the first quarter of 2018, at least for the Northern American market.
The 2018 Acura TLX price starts at $31,695. It is estimated the TLX Type S price will start from an MSRP of $38,900. It is still early to predict correctly its release date at the moment but all indications are that it will probably hit dealerships two months after the TLX sedan.
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