The new 2018 Acura TLX represents a perfect combination of smart luxury, a great number of technologies, comfortable cabin and powerful engine options. The new Acura replaces two models, the TSX and TL. The vehicle has undergone several changes that will keep it competitive and more desirable among great number of vehicles. This model has just recently been refreshed, but things have become quite complicated in the automotive world, because new and improved vehicles arrive on the market every day. If carmakers want to keep their vehicles competitive, they need to work and research constantly to build and produce vehicles better than the competition which gets stiffer and stiffer every day. The 2018 Acura TLX will compete against the Lexus IS, Audi A4, and Infiniti Q50.

Interior

The best words to describe the cabin of the 2018 Acura TLX are functional and modern. The newly designed dash is now symmetrical and it is divided by a sizeable center stack. An 8 inch information screen which is positioned high for better visibility dominates the large center stack. A secondary 7 inch screen is positioned below the 8-inch screen and it controls most of the features of the car. The cabin is covered in soft-touch materials along with aluminum and wood accents that ensure an upscale feel. Models that arrive with 4-cylinder have standard gearshift, while the V6 variants feature console-mounted buttons. Most importantly, the cabin offers ample of headroom and legroom. The front seats are heated. Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, rearview camera, a steering wheel wrapped in leather, Bluetooth connectivity, electric cruise control, and much more. If you need more than this, you can also get frameless rearview mirror, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, etc.

Exterior

The 2018 Acura TLX represents a good-looking 4-door sedan with distinguishing design. The front fascia of the car is decorated with the well-known “mail slot” grille and a pair of headlights with LED technology. At the very first sight, there are no differences between the 4-banger and 6-banger models. You can differentiate the models by optional fog lights and a hidden badge for the rear end of SH-AWD models.

Engine

Engine wise, the customers will be able to choose between a 2.4-liter inline-4 and a 3.5-liter V6 engine configuration. The maximum output of the 2.4-liter inline-4 is 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled to an 8-speed dual-clutch shifter with fuel economy rated at 24 miles per gallon in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. If you need a more powerful engine, in that case you should choose the 3.5-liter V6 which is good for 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. It is coupled to a 9-speed automatic shifter and both AWD and FWD are available. Fuel economy of the engine is estimated at 21 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway for FWD and 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for AWD system.

2018 Acura TLX Price and Release Date

There are no official information at this point about Price and Release Date of new Acura TLX, when we find out them we will update our post.

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