Power Moonroof, Keyless Entry and Start, Heated Power Front Seats, Rearview Camera, Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, high-gloss Zebra wood accents, tilt/telescope steering column, 355-watt 7-speaker sound system, 60/40-split folding rear seats, one-touch power windows, Bluetooth connectivity, electronic cruise control and automatic headlights. 3.5L V6 with 9-speed auto transmission & paddle shift, All-Wheel-Drive, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 38,997 km
Attractively stylish, impeccably and thoughtfully detailed, loaded with useful technology, beautifully finished, the exquisite 2016 Acura TLX will be wonderful for buyers but perhaps not so amusing for the competition. The TLX is a formidable entrant among midsize premium-luxury sports sedans. With such competitors as the Audi A4 and Infiniti Q50, each superb in its own right, it’s a tough group, but the TLX more than holds its own in every way. It brings advanced technologies in the areas of fuel efficiency and safety, terrific driving dynamics, eager and smooth performance and wraps it in a textbook display of high-quality materials and flawless execution. Did we say we like it?
If you measure your automotive satisfaction not by the badge on the nose but by the return on investment in the driving experience, by the advanced technologies that make traveling easier, by the touch and sight and calming peace of impeccable execution, you should consider the exquisite Acura TLX.
The 3.5-liter V6 has 290 horsepower, a 9-speed automatic with either Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). The V6 model is noticeably stronger and quieter and delivers a driving experience that feels somewhat more upscale. There are four driving modes; Econ (which utilizes reduced climate-control system loads to reduce fuel consumption), Normal, Sport (which adds some weight to steering feel and shifts more aggressively), and Sport+ (which shifts even more aggressively and includes a pure manual mode for the paddle shifters). The TLX models drive superbly.
FEATURE FAVOURITE: SUPER HANDLING All-WHEEL DRIVE – A top-line Acura TLX V6 model equipped with SH-AWD is the best of both worlds: the safety of all-wheel-drive traction on slippery roads and tremendous handling, featuring sharp turn-in when pushed to the limits on dry pavement.
Interior: Historically, Acura interiors are precisely tailored, closely detailed and intuitively user-friendly, and the 2016 TLX maintains that appreciated tradition. In the center stack an 8-inch information screen is positioned where it’s easy to see; below that, a 7-inch touch screen is where it’s easy to operate. Seats are comfy and supportive both front and rear, and soft-touch materials and well-done wood and aluminum accents finish the detailing.
Exterior: Acura’s 2016 TLX is an elegant and handsome piece of work. In front is the satin-finished proboscis that’s become the face of Acura, flanked by detailed LED headlights. Not on the cutting edge of design, the TLX also won’t go out of style in the next 13 minutes, and we like it.
According to Kelley Blue Book, the “Top Luxury Brand for low Cost of Ownership” award goes to the entire Acura line up. While that last sentence may be a mouthful, for Acura fans opting for long term ownership, based on initial purchase price, cost of scheduled service, anticipated repairs, and residual value at the end of lease or at trade-in time, your Acura TLX is a great value presenting long lasting, precision built tendencies.
Today, no other premium brand performance sedan available in North America can touch 2016 TLX for standard feature value packaging.