The 2017 TLX represents more than the latest evolution. Rather, it’s the clearest expression yet of Acura’s performance philosophy. It’s power and control brought into perfect balance. It’s anticipating where the driver wants to go, changing the way wheels move and guide you. It’s uncompromised design in the name of unrestrained feeling, putting exhilaration front and center once again. Equipped with Precision All-Wheel Steer or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, the new Acura TLX delivers an intuitively responsive driving experience. The finely tuned, Motion-Adaptive Electronic Power Steering provides you with superior road feedback when you grip the wheel.
Every TLX—whether the 4-cylinder or V-6 models with Precision All-Wheel Steer or the V-6 with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive— anticipates what the driver intends. It then constantly monitors road conditions and driver input to help stay one step ahead. These precise, seamless adjustments bring added confidence around every corner. TLX models with the 4-cylinder engine feature the world’s first 8-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) with a torque converter. A DCT allows lightning-fast gear changes, as one clutch governs odd gear numbers, and the other, even. The result is direct, responsive action. A torque converter amplifies torque for more immediate response and smoother delivery.
The TLX has the world’s first Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWSTM) system. It can adjust the toe angle of each rear wheel independently for increased agility and stability, while cornering and also during braking. And an industry first, Acura’s Jewel Eye LED headlights use ten separate LED lamps to mimic natural sunlight, helping to reduce fatigue at night. The intense, focused beam of light can help you see what others don’t, and makes colors appear more vivid.
The Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) gives you four modes: Normal, efficiency boosting Econ, Sport, and Sport+. Sport raises shift points, dials up throttle response, stiffens the steering feel, and makes the P-AWS and SH-AWD systems more aggressive, while Active Sound Control (ASC) tunes up the natural engine note. For those times when only the utmost in performance will do, Sport+ goes further, blipping the throttle and rev-matching downshifts to punctuate gear changes and help preserve the balance of the car.
Beyond conventional navigation, the available AcuraLink system connects you to the data and media you want. It can reroute you based on current traffic conditions, stream your favorite web content through Aha and provide you with 24-hour concierge services that help with anything from reading reviews to ordering last minute concert tickets.
* Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.