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2017 Acura TLXBase (DCT) 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

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the TLX's suspension is a high-point: it rides extraordinarily well, with perfectly controlled body motions and isolated impacts, and it remains mercifully out of its bump-stops in all but the worst bumps.
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The Acura TLX is a five-passenger luxury sport-sedan, offered in a choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations.

The front-wheel drive TLX is outfitted with a 206-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, or the 290-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine. The TLX SH-AWD is only offered with the 290-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine. The 2.4-liter is attached to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. The 3.5-liter is attached to a 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. TLX features the latest iterations of Acura super-handling technologies - Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). Every TLX is equipped with a power moonroof, Jewel Eye LED headlights, heated front seats, automatic climate control, satellite radio and HandsFreeLink (Bluetooth) wireless connectivity. Safety features include driver seven-airbags, hill start assist, tires pressure monitoring, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution, and vehicle stability control.

The Acura TLX is a rollover for 2017.

Introduction

The Acura TLX was launched as a 2015 model, a near-luxury sedan that slots between the ILX and RLX.The TLX is high on technology and moderate on starting price.Nothing has changed for the 2017 Acura TLX from the 2016 model except for three new body-color choices.

Compact in overall dimensions, the Acura TLX ranks closer to a midsize sedan in terms of passenger space.Despite falling short of true luxury status, it competes against several premium German-brand sedans of comparable size, including the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as well as the latter's smaller CLA.

At 106.5 cubic feet, total passenger space doesn't quite match the 3 Series or C-Class, making the TLX a better choice for four occupants than five.

Two engines are available.In base trim, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 206 horsepower gives the TLX a nimble, nicely balanced character.Performance doesn't get much of a boost with the more expensive 3.5-liter V6, which develops 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.Furthermore, while the 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in the four-cylinder model behaves admirably, the V6 sedan switches to a less impressive 9-speed unit.

Front-wheel drive is standard, but the V6 model also is available with Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

Not everyone has high praise for the appearance of the TLX.Many consider it to be average, at best.Rather than fall in line with the latest design directions emanating from Honda's luxury division, the TLX sticks with styling themes that are closer to the past.

Crash-testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration brought a five-star overall rating.In one of the tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, for small-overlap frontal impact, the TLX ranked only Marginal.Other IIHS tests yielded Good scores (the highest rating).When fitted with optional safety features, the TLX was rated Superior for frontal-crash prevention.

Even the base model is impressively equipped.LED daytime running lights and a rearview camera are standard.Every TLX has a moonroof, power seats, keyless start, and Bluetooth connectivity.Only a single trim level is offered, but Technology and Advance packages add luxury amenities, as well as a group of active-safety features.

Lineup

The 2017 Acura TLX offers a choice of powertrains and option packages:

TLX 2.4L ($31,900) comes with the four-cylinder engine, moonroof, seven-speaker audio with satellite radio, hill start assist.TLX 2.4L with Technology Package ($35,950) adds navigation, AcuraLink infotainment, perforated leather upholstery, and a premium 10-speaker Acura/ELS Studio audio system.Safety features include forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring.

TLX 3.5L ($35,350) gets the V6 engine, with equipment similar to the TLX 2.4L, with 18-inch wheels.It's available with the Technology Package ($39,400).TLX 3.5L with Advance Package ($42,600) adds adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, front/rear parking sensors; and heated/ventilated front seats.

TLX 3.5L SH-AWD with Technology Package ($41,600) features Super Handling All-Wheel Drive.

Walkaround

Not distinctive in appearance, the TLX falls behind the related Honda Accord, which displays a significantly more upscale demeanor.Despite an arched silhouette that seems close to coupe-like, the TLX looks nondescript from the side.

In addition, the front end hasn't yet lost all remnants of Acura's old shield-style, beak-like grille.Running lights sit low in the front bumper, above air intakes that manage to add a sense of depth.Narrow LED headlights flank the grille.

Flared back fenders and a lip-style trunk spoiler suggest sportiness.The center portion of the body appears long, and does in fact enclose a roomy cabin.

Interior

Efficiency highlights the TLX interior.Materials convey a premium feel, even if it's plain and ordinary.Though the cabin generally trails other sedans in the TLX class, it's comparatively large for a car with a compact footprint.

Seats are comfortable enough, but not especially noteworthy.The driver faces an attractive, easy-to-read instrument group.Twin display screens are mounted on the center stack.On the passenger side, the view sinks to bleak.That rider sees an awkward expanse of empty black dashboard.

Plainness extends into the rear of the cabin.Back-seat passengers have slightly less legroom than those in major European competitors.On the plus side, a blissfully quiet ride helps make up for that modest loss of space.Interior storage is good, including door bins, a big central console, and sizable glovebox.

Driving Impression

With either engine, the TLX rides and handles better than average.Yet, the difference between the two is quite dramatic.

We found the four-cylinder model with front-wheel drive has crisper, sharper responses.Not only is the engine eager to rev, but the brilliantly refined 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is a gem.Its torque converter eliminates jerky shifts, so it feels like a conventional automatic.

The 3.5-liter V6 is bogged down by its transmission, a regular 9-speed automatic.Indecisive and hesitant, its shifts are sluggish and jerky.Downshifts, in particular, are lackluster.When shifting from Reverse to Drive, you can wait an agonizingly long time for anything to happen.

Partly because it weighs about 500 pounds less, the four-cylinder base model feels lighter overall.Superior suspension tuning complements taut, precise steering.A base TLX stays nicely composed over lumpy surfaces.Nimble low-speed behavior and on-highway stability are helped by Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer system, which is standard with the 2.4-liter model.

Wind and road sounds barely exist.You can expect a serene experience, which allows passengers to converse without shouting.

Fuel-efficiency is good on the highway, but not so thrifty in the city.The four-cylinder TLX is EPA-rated at 24/35 mpg City/Highway, or 28 mpg Combined.The front-drive V6 model is EPA-rated at 21/34 mpg City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined.SH-AWD sinks the highway figure to 31 mpg.

Summary

Acura's near-luxury sedan competes against a flock of compelling cars from European manufacturers, but costs less than most rivals.Road behavior excels with the four-cylinder engine, but few sedans deliver such a quiet, calmly composed ride.Watch for the option packages, which can add quite a bit to the TLX price.

Driving impressions by Aaron Cole, The Car Connection.James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningAutomatic
Front air conditioning zonesDual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Knee airbagsDriver
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeWindow grid
Audio security systemYes
Digital Audio InputYes
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotYes
MP3 playerYes
RadioSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite
Radio Data SystemYes
Satellite RadioSiriusXM
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Surround AudioYes
Total Number of Speakers7
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeLeatherette
Fabric Type 2Leatherette
Fabric Type 3Leatherette
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area floor matCarpet
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Center console trimSimulated wood/metal-look
Dash trimSimulated wood/metal-look
Door trimSimulated wood/metal-look
Floor matsVinyl/rubber front and rear
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Heated steering wheelHeated steering wheel
Reading lightsFront
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimLeather
Steering wheel trimLeather
Steering wheel trimLeather/genuine wood
Steering wheel trimLeather
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet2
12V DC power outlet2
4-Wheel Steering4-wheel steering
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver and passenger
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate, windows, sunroof/convertible roof
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate, windows, sunroof/convertible roof, remote engine start
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Remote trunk releasePower
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Storage OrganizerYes
Transmission controls on steering wheelGear shift controls
Universal remote transmitterUniversal remote transmitter
Universal remote transmitterUniversal remote transmitter
Dimensions
Front Head Room945 mm
Front Hip Room1,405 mm
Front Leg Room1,082 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,461 mm
Front track1,596 mm
Overall height1,447 mm
Overall Length4,832 mm
Overall Width1,853 mm
Rear Head Room932 mm
Rear Hip Room1,394 mm
Rear Leg Room876 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,407 mm
Rear track1,602 mm
Wheelbase2,775 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeTrunk
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Adjustable lumbar supportPower 2-way
Head Restraint Whiplash ProtectionYes
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height AdjustablePower
Manual Adjustments8
Power Adjustments8
Drivetrain
Axle ratio4.57
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio11.60 : 1
Cylinders4
Displacement144 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypePremium unleaded
Horse Power206 hp
Keyless IgnitionDoors and push button start
Keyless IgnitionDoors and push button start
Max RPM6,800 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,500 RPM
Remote engine startRemote engine start
Size2.4 L
Torque247 Nm
Total Valves16
TypePremium unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsULEV II
Exterior Features
BodysideBody-coloured
GrilleMetal-look w/chrome surround
Rear spoilerLip
Fuel Consumption
City9.6 L/100 km
Combined8.3L/100 km
Highway6.6 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.4 L
Fuel TypePremium unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA8
Trans Type - VAAuto-shift manual
TransmissionAuto-shift manual
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
ClockIn-dash
CompassCompass
External tempExternal temperature display
Lane Departure WarningActive
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear CollisionWarning
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Front Fog lightsFront fog/driving lights
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Memorized Settings
includes door mirror(s)Yes
includes HVACYes
Number of drivers2
seat memoryDriver
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote w/tilt down
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote w/tilt down
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Inside rearview mirrorElectrochromatic
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote w/tilt down
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote w/tilt down
Power retractable mirrorsPower retractable mirrors
Reverse tilt mirrorsDual mirrors
Reverse tilt mirrorsDual mirrors
Signal mirrorsTurn signal in mirrors
Signal mirrorsTurn signal in mirrors
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash ProtectionWhiplash protection system
HeatedMulti-level heating
Manual Adjustments4
Power adjustments4
Rear Seats
Center armrestYes
Climate controlledHeated
FoldingFold forward seatback
FoldingFold forward seatback
HeatedHeated
TypeBench
TypeBench
Roof
One-Touch Power SunroofOne-touch power sunroof
Remote sunroof/convertible roof operationRemote sunroof operation
Remote sunroof/convertible roof operationRemote sunroof operation
SunroofExpress open/close glass
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Climate controlledDriver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback
Front seat typeSport
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryLeatherette
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Stability and Traction
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Driver Adjustable SuspensionRide control
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
Navigation systemWith voice activation
Satellite communicationsAcuraLink
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth HandsFreeLink
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth HandsFreeLink
Tires
Diameter17.0"
PrefixP
Profile55
Speed RatingH
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
TypeAS
Width225 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Transmission
Manual / automaticManual
Number of speeds8
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
Auxilliary transmission coolerRegular duty
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size8.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance80,000 km
basic months48 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distanceUnlimited km
roadside months48 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place405 L
Curb weight1,579 kg
EPA interior volume2,642 L
Fuel Capacity65 L
Gross vehicle weight2,055 kg
Ground clearance112 mm
Max cargo capacity405 L
Wheels
Diameter17
Diameter18
Diameter19
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Rim TypeMachined aluminum
Wheel LocksYes
Width7.5
Width7.5
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
Front wipers - rain sensingRain sensing
Front wipers - speed sensitiveSpeed sensitive
Front wipers - speed sensitiveSpeed sensitive
Heated Windshield Washer JetsWiper park
Heated Windshield Washer JetsWiper park
One-touch windows2
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Remote window operationYes
Remote window operationYes
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Bodyside mouldings
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Spoiler
Turn signal indicator mirrors
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Automatic temperature control
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Emergency communication system
Front beverage holders
Front dual zone A/C
Heated steering wheel
HVAC memory
Illuminated entry
Memory seat
Navigation system
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power moonroof
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
CD player
MP3 decoder
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Blind spot sensor
Compass
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera rear
Front fog lights
Front reading lights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rain sensing wipers
Rear window defroster
Speed sensitive wipers
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Mode select transmission
Variable intake manifold
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Anti-whiplash front head restraints
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Knee airbag
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Perimeter/approach lights
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats
Leather shift knob
Leather steering wheel
Power 2-way driver lumbar support
Power driver seat
Power passenger seat
Rear seat centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

Cash Incentives

IncentiveAmountExpires
Acura CA - Loyalty Cash
TLX
$1,000 Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA Customer Incentive Dollars
TLX FWD Base
$3,250 Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA - Loyalty Cash
TLX
$1,000 Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA Customer Incentive Dollars
TLX FWD Base
$3,250 Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA - Loyalty Cash
TLX
$1,000 Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA Customer Incentive Dollars
TLX FWD Base
$3,250 Oct 2, 2017

Finance Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Acura CA Subvented Finance Rates
TLX
1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 2.9% N/A Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA Subvented Finance Rates
TLX
1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 2.9% N/A Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA Subvented Finance Rates
TLX
1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 2.9% N/A Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA New Standard Retail - Special Rate
All Cars
4.24% 4.24% 4.24% 4.24% 4.49% 4.99% Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA New Standard Retail - Summer Standard Finance Rate
All Cars
4.99% 4.99% 4.99% 4.99% 5.24% 5.74% Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA New Standard Retail - Special Standard Rate
All Cars
5.99% 5.99% 5.99% 5.99% N/A N/A Oct 2, 2017

Lease Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Acura CA Lease Residuals
TLX FWD Base
60% 52% 43% 35% N/A N/A Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA Special Lease Rates
TLX
1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 2.9% N/A N/A Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA Special Lease Rates
TLX
1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 2.9% N/A N/A Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA Special Lease Rates
TLX
1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 2.9% N/A N/A Oct 2, 2017
Acura CA New Standard Lease - Special Rate
All Cars
5.49% 5.49% 5.49% 5.49% N/A N/A Oct 2, 2017

2017 Acura TLX Base (DCT) 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan, Barrie, Ontario

Acura of Barrie, 125 Mapleview Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N-9H7

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