2015 Acura TLX  -  $32,385


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $32,385
Base Invoice: $30,524
Destination Charge: $940
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: 24 | Hwy: 35
Body Style: FWD
Transmission: Transmission: 8-Speed Dual-Clutch
Engine: Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16-Valve VTEC 4-Cylinder

Pros

Good balance between luxury and sportiness; available all-wheel drive; good fuel economy; advanced transmission options


Model Highlights

Base TLX's come with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine making 206 hp. Power is sent to the front wheels via an 8-speed DCT transmission, which features a torque converter to smooth out any jerkiness in the drivetrain during low speed operation. This combination should be good for about 28 mpg in mixed city and highway driving. The optional engine is a 3.5L V6 making 290 hp. Power is sent to either the front, or to all-four wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission. Even equipped with the V6 and all-wheel drive, the TLX should return around 25 mpg in mixed highway and city driving.

The TLX has a difficult niche to fill, being both a luxury car and a sports sedan at the same time. Acura have addressed this with the addition of a revised four wheel steering system, enabling the TLX to be both nimble and stable when carving up a twisty road.

Acura lists seven different trim levels for the TLX, but in reality there are three basic configurations, which can each be ordered with a Technology Package or in some cases, a loaded Advanced Package.

Basic levels of equipment are hardly Spartan however. The base TLX comes equipped with LED headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, a rearview camera, keyless access, a muti-function display, Siri eyes free functionality and USB and iPod connectivity.

Should buyers option the technology package, they'll also get a navigation system with real time traffic updates, a premium audio system with HD radio, a colored display screen, a perforated leather trimmed interior, rain sensing wipers, lane assist and lane departure warning systems as well as blind spot and forward collision warning systems.

The V6 TLX comes in both front and all-wheel drive configurations, though all-wheel drive versions always come equipped with either the Technology or the Advanced Package.

The Advanced Package includes everything in the Technology Package but adds even more safety and technology. Items in the Advanced Package include an adaptive cruise control system, a forward collision mitigation system and a lane departure mitigation system, front and rear parking sensors, auto dimming rearview mirrors, LED fog and puddle lights and a remote engine start system.

Safety systems across the TLX line include anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control. Front, side, side curtain and driver's knee airbags are all standard.


Model News

The Acura TLX is all new for this year. The TLX will replace both the Acura TL and the TSX going into 2015, slotting right in between the two cars in terms of size. With both an efficient 4-cylinder as well as a powerful V6 on offer, the new TLX will have its bases well covered.


Value Writeup

With a base price far more in line with the outgoing TSX than with the outgoing, but upmarket TL, the new TLX represents an excellent value. Competitors include the Lexus ES350, the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-series. With a base price that starts just below $31,000, the TLX undercuts many of its rivals, while still offering plenty of space, sophisticated drivetrains and a modern chassis.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7.0

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG

Cruising Range - City
412.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
602.00 mi

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement
2.4 L/144

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
206 @ 6800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4500

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.57

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.3 ft³

Front Head Room
37.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.5 in

Front Hip Room
55.3 in

Second Head Room
36.7 in

Second Leg Room
34.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.4 in

Second Hip Room
54.9 in

Wheelbase
109.3 in

Length, Overall
190.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73 in

Height, Overall
57 in

Track Width, Front
62.8 in

Track Width, Rear
63.1 in

Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3483 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17

Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.2 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V613000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2014

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
189

Summary
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2015 Acura TLX AWD vehicles manufactured August 26, 2014, to September 20, 2014. The affected vehicles may have incorrect values for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front and rear printed on the safety certification label. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Part 567, "Certification."

Consequence
If the vehicle is loaded to the specifications listed on the label, tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected certification label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 21, 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JK6.

Dates of Manufacture
AUG 25, 2014 to SEP 19, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
JK6

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V779000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 07, 2014

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
9392

Summary
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2015 Acura TLX V6 2WD vehicles manufactured July 14, 2014, to November 12, 2014, and certain 2015 TLX V6 SH-AWD vehicles manufactured August 26, 2014, to November 10, 2014. The automatic transmission parking pawl may become contaminated or the park rod may become dislodged or broken. This may prevent the transmission from shifting into the Park position.

Consequence
If the shift indicator displays "Park" but the park lock does not engage, the vehicle may roll away increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmission if necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 30, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JM8.

Dates of Manufacture
JUL 13, 2014 to NOV 11, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
JM8

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.8%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Side Barrier Rating Note: Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger's thoracic rib deflection was elevated

Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16-Valve VTEC 4-Cylinder

Transmission: 8-Speed Dual-Clutch -inc: paddle shifters

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler

Front-Wheel Drive

4.57 Axle Ratio

Battery w/Run Down Protection

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Automatic Ride Control Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

17.2 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Wheels: 17" x 7.5" Aluminum-Alloy -inc: Machine Finished

Tires: 225/55R17 High Performance All Season

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels

Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Programmable Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Radio: Acura Premium Audio System -inc: 7 speakers, Aha compatibility, SiriusXM satellite radio, Pandora compatibility, USB audio interface w/iPod integration, Bluetooth streaming audio, MP3/Auxiliary input jack, speed-sensitive volume compensation

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Steering Wheel Controls

Window Grid Antenna

Bluetooth Handsfreelink Wireless Phone Connectivity

2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Heated Front Sport Seats -inc: 10-way power adjustment driver's seat w/power lumbar support, 4-way power adjustment passenger's seat

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

5 Person Seating Capacity

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel

HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Leatherette Seats

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and HVAC

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof

Smart Device Integration

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Vehicle Stability Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver Knee Airbag

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera

 
BELLANOVA WHITE PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
FATHOM BLUE PEARL
$0

 
GRAPHITE LUSTER METALLIC
$0

 
SLATE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BASQUE RED PEARL II
$0

 
BELLANOVA WHITE PEARL
$0

 
BELLANOVA WHITE PEARL
$0

 
BLACK COPPER PEARL
$0

 
BLACK COPPER PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
GRAPHITE LUSTER METALLIC
$0

 
SLATE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAYSTONE, LEATHERETTE SEATS
$0

 
EBONY, LEATHERETTE SEATS
$0

 
ESPRESSO, LEATHERETTE SEATS
$0

 
PARCHMENT, LEATHERETTE SEATS
$0

 
*MANUFACTURER SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICES OF DEALER OPTIONS DO NOT INCLUDE INSTALLATION COSTS. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DEALER FOR MORE INFORMATION.*
$0

 
AERO KIT (NH-731P)
$1,632

 
METRO PACKAGE
$499

 
PROTECTION PACKAGE I
$350

 
PROTECTION PACKAGE II
$402

 
PROTECTION PACKAGE III
$436

 
PROTECTION PACKAGE IV
$495

 
PROTECTION PACKAGE V
$500

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$80

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$56

 
SPARE TIRE KIT W/TIRE
$369

 
SUN SHADE
$60

 
BODY SIDE MOLDING
$259

 
CHROME DOOR TRIM
$285

 
DECKLID SPOILER
$397

 
FRONT SPLASH GUARDS
$108

 
REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$108

 
FRONT UNDERBODY SPOILER
$441

 
REAR UNDERBODY SPOILER
$441

 
SIDE UNDERBODY SPOILER
$750

 
LED FOG LIGHTS
$675

 
BACK-UP SENSOR ATTACHMENT
$264

 
CAR COVER
$275

 
DOOR EDGE FILM
$39

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$59

 
TOUCH-UP PAINT
$13

 
TOUCH UP PAINT (TWO STEP PROCESS)
$13

 
WHEELS: 18" CHROME-LOOK ALLOY
$1,700

 
WHEELS: 19" DIAMOND CUT ALLOY
$2,340

 
TIRES: BRIDGESTONE 225/50R18 MS
$456

 
TIRES: MICHELIN 245/40R19
$1,341

 
REAR SEAT COVERS
$275

 
WOOD-GRAIN LOOK STEERING WHEEL
$500

 
REMOTE ENGINE START III TRANSMITTER (DRIVER 2)
$198

 
REMOTE ENGINE START SYSTEM III
$399

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILL TRIM
$375

 
ALL-SEASON FLOOR MATS
$164

 
CARPET TRUNK MAT
$99

 
CARGO DIVIDERS
$60

 
CARGO HOOK
$12

 
TRUNK TRAY
$130

 
BACK-UP SENSORS
$264

 
ASHTRAY TYPE CUPHOLDER
$27

 
FIRST-AID KIT
$30


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