Acura TLX Carries over mostly unchanged for 2017
At the end of the day Acura TLX may be the most reliable trouble free midsize sports sedan available in the premium car segment, it’s also affordable. Looking to Acura’s consumer recall site, we find a mere 2 product recalls in the first two years of Acura TLX production -- a mislabeled axle load capacity, and a defective 9 speed AT parking gear.
I first experience TLX back in 2014 in West Virginia, and was captivated by this car’s affordable refinement, interior accommodations, sensible good looks, ride and drive dynamics. I further found the 2.4 Liter 4 cylinder, 8 speed dual clutch transmission equipped 4 door to present an exceptional sport-drive experience, that easily doubled as a well dressed town car. Catch my Acura TLX drive review here.
Looking to the numbers, 62,000+ TLX sedans drive the roads of North America today, with the vast majority of Torque News readers reporting a positive drive and ride ownership experience. Yes, we’ve read a report of a jerky gear transition or two, but rarely.
Offering two engine, transmission options, P-AWS and full time all wheel drive, with a beginning MSRP of $31,900 (TLX 2.4 Liter 4-cylinder gasoline PAWS,)TLX offers European inspired precision engineering without the sticker shock.
For Acura fans with a sporting tendency, TLX takes Honda Si inspired engine performance and mates it to a stellar dual clutch 8 speed transmission with torque converter, I personally like the lighter front end and tire spinning drive dynamic of this variant.
On the more refined road-sticky side of TLX, look to the road and weather taming TLX direct injected 290 horsepower, 267 lb-ft torque V6, 9-speed automatic “super handling all wheel drive.”(SH-AWD.) It’s an exceptional handling, comfortable and interior quiet premium 4 door sedan. Priced from MSRP $41,600, this sedan give s the European entries a run for the dollar.
A fun daily driver with a sporting attitude
At the end of the day 2017 Acura TLX may be your best option for a financially attainable premium family 4 door sedan, that easily doubles as your weekend sports sedan. It’s reliable and priced right, and for 2017 comes in an expanded color pallet, offering 3 new colors: San Marino Red,Lunar Silver Metallic and Fathom Blue Metallic.