2018 Acura TLX 2.4L FWD

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  • 4-door Compact Passenger Car
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $33,000.00
  • Invoice: $31,342.90
  • Hwy MPG: 33 mpg
  • City MPG: 23 mpg

pros

Good balance between luxury and sportiness; available all-wheel drive; good fuel economy; advanced transmission options; available A-Spec Sport Tuned Suspension

model highlights

Base TLX models come with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine making 206 hp. Power is sent to the front wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, which features a torque converter to smooth out any jerkiness in the drivetrain during low speed operation. The optional engine is a 3.5L V6 making 290 hp. Power is sent to either the front, or with Acura's SH-AWD system, all-four wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Acura worked to improve the sports credibility of the TLX with the addition of the A-Spec package with a unique suspension and quick ratio steering setup paired with the 4-wheel steering system allowing the TLX to be both nimble and stable when carving up a twisty road.

Acura offers a choice of 4-cylinder or V6 engines and front-wheel or SH-AWD all-wheel drive, each of which can each be ordered with a Technology Package or Advanced Package. A-Spec is available with both V6 and Technology Package boxes checked.

Standard equipment levels are excellent. The base TLX comes equipped with LED headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, a rearview camera, keyless access, a multi-function display, Siri eyes free functionality and USB and iPod connectivity.

Buyers who opt for the Technology Package 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 all-new A-Spec package utilizing a quicker steering ratio, sporty suspension, and lower profile tires demonstrates excellent handling ability without compromise of comfort. The A-Spec is available with black or red Alcantara leather interior with contrasting stitching, exclusive Still Night Blue Pearl exterior paint, Shark Gray 19-inch wheels and unique round LED fog lamps.

The V6-powered 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.

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 newly introduced A-Spec package brings a more driver-orientated experience to the TLX in 2018. It includes 19-inch wheels, black exterior trim, better bolstered seats dampened by stiffer springs and larger diameter sway bars. All models have newly refreshed front bumper mesh grilles and updated infotainment systems for ease of use by streamlining menus.

value writeup

With a base price starting at just under $34,000, TLX represents an excellent value. Competitors include the Lexus ES350, the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-series. The TLX, with its strong feature set and low price of entry, undercuts many of its rivals, while still offering plenty of space, sophisticated drivetrains and a modern chassis.

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Manufacturer color code SI
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Manufacturer color code BK
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Manufacturer color code RF
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Manufacturer color code BO
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Manufacturer color code WX
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Manufacturer color code RE
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Manufacturer color code WH
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Manufacturer color code BX
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Manufacturer color code SX
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Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
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
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.57
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.62
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.48
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 33 MPG
Cruising Range - City 395.60 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 23 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 27 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 567.60 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Length, Overall 191.7 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 73 in
Height, Overall 57 in
Track Width, Front 62.8 in
Track Width, Rear 63.1 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 14.3 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3505 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55HR17
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR17
Wheels
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
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 39.2 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
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
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 17.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 9.8%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

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.

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.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V060000

Mfg's Report Date:
JAN 28, 2019

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
437032

Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Acura MDX, 2015-2019 Acura TLX and 2015-2017 Honda Accord vehicles, equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine. Particulates in fuel may adhere to the internal components of the fuel pump, reducing its performance.

Consequence:
Reduced fuel pump performance can result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the fuel injection engine control unit (FI-ECU) software and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began March 25, 2019. Owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's recall number for this recall is P3W. Honda's recall number for this recall is N3X.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAR 27, 2017 to MAR 22, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
N3X, P3W

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