2015 ACURA TLX

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$28,387
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Mileage: 13739
Color: RED
Body Style: Sedan
Trim Level: Technology
Interior: Tan
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cyl
Drive Train: AWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Little Rock, AR

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Jason Jones with North Point Volvo/Little Rock Vvo

5
David Johnson on 09/06/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

Jason Jones was awesome to work with! I will always by from him. The service was excellent! Truly a professional! We became friends through this process. All my needs were met!

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3.8
  Based on 70 reviews

Excellent Car for Entry Luxury Vehicles

5
Tim Johnson on 01/10/2017

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

The TLX is a well complimented car. The technology, safety and audio packages are outstanding. The 3.5 liter V6 can be a rocket ship when needed.

Mid-luxury and affordability

5
Gerald Gruber on 12/26/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Cost of ownership is excellent

Car needs warranty repairs monthly

1
Frustrated_Owner on 12/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating:

I purchased a 2015 Acura TLX and the car cut off while driving on the Interstate twice. After many trips trying to get the Acura dealership where I purchase the car to help me and receiving replies they could not find any issues after a year I filed for the lemon law. After filing the lemon law Acura replace my transmission with a new transmission and said the issue was now fixed. This morning 11/21/2016 I had a transmission light come on and it stranded me long enough to call for road side assistance. The light eventually went off and the car allowed me to put it in gear so I could get to work. Hopes this helps!

Horrible Transmission

2
Arjun on 12/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 2

After many years driving BMWs, I decided to try an Acura in 2015. This car has a 9 speed automatic and it has terrible shifting. It goes faster when you take your foot of the gas because it slips into neutral and jerks horribly when shifting down into 2nd or 3rd gear. It has to be worth a class action lawsuit for the defective transmission on a premium car.

Not worth the money at all.

2
SOL on 12/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

Pros: headlights is great, sound system, front design. Cons: jerks while gear shift at low speed, HOLD feature sometimes hold at low speed when its suppose to hold after the car has come to a complete stop, no cup holders in the rear, trunk opening is small, the car doesn't turn sharper like they advertise (bs). Would not recommend buying Acura again.

Worst Acura

3
Rome 8 on 11/07/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

The transmission is so unpredictable especially at lower speeds. The fuel economy is not anywhere the sticker stated and I use the recommended fuel. They say they can't do. Anything with the trans. That's what they call normal. I have had 3 previous Acuras and never a problem.

I loved my TLX

5
Veronnica Kelly on 11/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

Great gas mileage! I drove mostly highways and averaged around 32 mpg. The main cabin is extremely quiet and such a smooth ride.

Weighing my options

3
SMMG on 10/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 3

So, this is my first Acura...maybe my last. My car of choice over the last 20 plus years has been Lexus. (GS and ES) I'm beginning to think I was spoiled by the customer service and overall quality and reliability of the 4 Lexus vehicles I've owned. The battery on my less than one year old 2015 TLX died in a parking lot and thank goodness and not some place more dangerous. I had to have the car towed-the dealership said they were too busy to send someone to help me since it was a Saturday. They kept the car for 3 working days in order to replace the battery, which, I was told most likely had been on a shelf and was out-of-date before even being installed. They were going to send me home without a loaner...it's Saturday, busy and so I can't help you. . I had to engage the dealership head honcho and finally was given a loaner. Evidently, he car's computer system went down when the battery failed and I'm still having issues with various tech features. They can't seem to figure it out and I keep having to go back. Now, about the braking/transmission systems. When coming to a stop, or sometimes even when completely stopped, the car lunges forward followed by a forceful rear-end kickback. The dealership offered up this advice, "that's nothing to worry about, the TLX is known for this issue." Really? Why not fix it? I know I didn't buy a Lexus. I get that. What I don't understand is if you know there's a problem, why don't you fix it? Before the car depreciates any more, I'm going to probably trade it in for ...ready for this ? Another Lexus!

Best Acura YET. Tranny ok. Nav = DINOSAUR

4
Wes on 08/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 5

I have owned or leased four Acuras before this one: 2003 TL Type S; 2004 TL; 2007 TL; 2006 RL. All great cars. This one is the best, IMO. Yet it is still not good enough to keep me loyal. I've had my 2015 TLX for 14 mos. Generally happy with it. Common themes bring me back to Acura: 1. Drive and handling with descent fuel economy for MY driving style; 2. Sufficient amount of tech; 3. Unparalled reliability and durability; 4. Dealer experience; 5. Value. If you are an avid Acura owner like me, then I am sure you get where I am coming from. Brand loyalty is a funny thing, though. You can look across many car groups (Subaru, Mercedes, Jeep, etc.), and it is interesting to notice the "Seth Goden Tribal" phenomenon with so many. Humorous almost. I am sure it applies to me, until I open my mind to something else, right? That said, here is my review, and I will start with the bad. First, I think Acura dealerships and the OEM need to get a clue about their NAV system and the entire user experience on the dash. They need to stop boasting about being the inventors of NAV and that they have the best, most awarded technology. This is utter [non-permissible content removed] and so 1991. This system absolutely sucks! It is difficult to use, the voice prompts are useless and complicated, the menu structure on the touchscreen requires way too much attention for the simplest of tasks, the NAV won't integrate with any smart phone without a paid subscription (really, Acura?) and the on-board NAV system is absolutely HORRIBLE, in fact worse than past years. The 2-screen system is very cool and has potential for a well-designed solution, and it helps mitigate the user experience trainwreck that is like a tractor beam from the ditch. Anything that doesn't offer Apple Carplay or Android Auto (or both) is a dinosaur. Period. Hey Acura, these players own the space. Get on board already. Stop charging for it. Looking across the digital car technology ecosystem, this is downright insulting. You are going to have to invent another business model for upside. My hope is that Acura will provide an upgrade, and soon. This system alone will keep me from buying another Acura after this, as on-board tech is the new differentiator for car brands. This is where GM got it right, but I would have to own a GM, which is a non-starter. Training a device to bluetooth is tedious, should be easier. There are $29 bluetooth accessories that do better. Phone control once in bluetooth is also extremely tedious. Voice prompts are useless here. Next, the transmission was annoying at first, but like other owners, I got used to it. I drive in sport mode all the time and it seems to do okay. There is *slightly* noticeable lag, but quite frankly, it is not a deal killer. This car is "very fast enough". Now the good. I love how this car handles. I love how it feels. The acceleration is there, even if in need of minor refinement. To me, this car is the best of both worlds: good, smooth torque like my '06 RL and superb handling like my TLs. The car feels big, smooth and solid, yet nimble. Viva la SH-AWD. The engine sound is throaty, yet car looks like a lion in sheep's clothing. The fold-down rear seat was a huge seller for me, and a deal breaker without. (Hey cyclists, I can get my 56 cm road bike or medium size 29er MTB removing only the front wheel. Huge!) Despite my desire to haul my bike without an external rack, I love cars and how they drive, which is why I didn't look at Grand Cherokees, MDXs or Explorers, etc. I have the Advance package. The adaptive cruise is very nice, once you get used to it. I find the lane control feature a little flaky and still in need of refinement - will be looking for an update on next trip to dealer. I also love the rear and blindspot warnings and associated audible indicators. They are especially useful in the Costco parking lot where worst parking lot drivers on earth tend to congregate at velocity. Good looks, steering wheel controls, fit & finish. No noise w/sunroof open during bluetooth call. Here is what it comes down to for me: Acura, don't be arrogant. You have done great things to build the brand over the course of decades. I am a living example. But times are changing. Even your loyalest followers will look elsewhere. Pay close attention to the evolving definition of what makes the car/owner experience. Tech is a huge part of that. Gather quantifiable market and usability research, don't deny the findings, and keep up with rapidly changing consumer desires. In fact, get out in front of the curve. I am mainly referring to the touchscreen nightmare. But styling and tranny too. There are ways to improve this, to do things others have not, make it safer, and even more compelling. Otherwise you could end up in the disrupted pile. Yours truly, 14 year Acura loyalist slowly turning surfer of tinder for cars.

AVOID THE ACURA TLX!!!

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Crystal on 08/15/2016

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What an expensive heap of junk I've leased! I've had transmission issues from the 1st week I've had the car; Had the car in for service 8 times for the same transmission problem (car lurches forward after I come to a stop WHILE I HAVE MY FOOT FIRMLY PRESSED DOWN ON THE BREAK); Now the interior is falling apart....part of the drivers seat (plastic section) where the seat controls are has cracked and broken off.....now I'll be dropping my car off to have that fixed. It's laughable that Acura/American Honda Motor Company has labeled the TLX a "luxury car". Trust me it's not......but don't bother trying to get your dealership OR even American Honda Motor Company to address their poorly designed, crappy built and unsafe transmissions, because you will get no where with them. Believe me, I've fought the battle and lost. Do yourself a favor, don't lease or buy anything vehicle that is manufactured by Acura or American Honda Motor Company....you might as well buy a Ford Pinto.

Acura TLX review

5
Sam on 06/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Bad Transmission Ruins the WHOLE Car!! Stay Away!!

3
Cole on 05/28/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

Huge Acura fan, this was my 5th Acura in 4 years. This car really makes me question the brand. Good design (not so much in the back), awesome headlights, decent pickup, nice interior, awesome fuel economy (36 mpg avg on hwy), cool technology, good value, HORRIBLE transmission. I mean this thing is downright awful and RUINS the whole vehicle for me, what a shame! My car has the 2-3 transmission jerk and just sloppy shifting in general. It wouldn't be a big deal if this very well known problem among '15 TLX V6 owners (2-3 gear jerk) would be addressed and fixed by Acura, but they won't do ANYTHING for me and most owners. The '16 TLX doesn't have the 2-3 gear jerk, so you think they could fix the '15, right? Wrong! So don't think you can buy the car and if it has the gear jerk, it'll be fixed since it's under warranty because they won't do anything for you! I used to swear by the brand and recommend it to everyone, but not anymore, especially not their service! STAY AWAY FROM THIS CAR!!

Terrible transmission

2
Cole on 05/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Transmission Jerk!!

2
geosh10@gmail.com on 05/20/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 3

First, let me say, we love the way our TLX V6 Advance looks! The exterior is prefect, love the rims also. The interior is very attractive, minus the so-so navigation system and controls. If your looking for a roomy car, this isn't it. Remember this is a compact entry-lever luxury car. Currently, we have have 7,000 miles on ours, just developed a rattle coming from the inside the front of the cabin. The front seats are very comfortable and I love the frame-less rear view mirror. Now, here's why you shouldn't buy this car! THE TRANSMISSION is horrible! Believe the reviews! From 1st to 2nd gear it hesitates and lags badly! Doesn't matter what mode you put it in either. Our Acura dealership has done two updates so far and they both haven't helped! Looking to trade soon for maybe a Genesis's or something else. Oh, one awesome thing about the car is the fuel economy! I have gotten up to 44 mpg's on the highway at 55 mph.

Vibration at 1500 RPMs

3
Randy Atkins on 05/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

I've had the car for about 6 weeks now and bought it after being extremely pleased with my 2016 MDX Advance. It was a CPO loaner car with 4600 miles. After about 2 weeks I noticed when I was cruising along at 1500 RPMs it felt like I was riding on a rumble strip. At first I thought it was the road, but then it seemed to happen on any road I was on. I took it to the dealer and they said that it was due to the VCM system (variable cylinder management). When it reaches a cruising speed it drops back to 3 cylinders for optimal gas mileage and therefore causes a vibration. The dealer said there was no fix which lead me to call Acura customer care. After talking with them and them talking to the dealer, they told me that was how the car is supposed to operate, to which I told them no $40k luxury car is designed to rumble when you are at cruising speed. They were absolutely no help and offered no assistance to remedy the problem, just repeated that was the way it was supposed to operate. I took it to another dealer and they basically confirmed the findings of the first dealer. In addition, I started to have a vibration when braking. They looked at that issue and ended up having to replace the entire front brake system...not very comforting for a car with 7k miles. I will say the gas mileage is exceptional as I got 38 MPG straight interstate on a 300 mile trip; however, I bought it for the ride more than the MPG and would gladly take a lower MPG for a smooth ride. Probably won't keep it long.

15 TLX - It is not that "kind of thrill"

3
westlx on 04/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 3

Got a great deal on the TLX end of 2015 and only bought it due to getting thousands off sticker. I did not think the 1,000 off sticker was justified for this car after driving it earlier in the year. It does have a great smooth, quiet ride. The 4cyl has more than enough power with the 8speed DCT. It is nice having the rear cross and blind spot protection and it is a great highway cruiser getting around 35 on premium gas. Do not believe the dealer than you can run 87, well yeah you can but the engine knocks. So pros: Quiet ride, very nice ride over bumps etc, sound system is great and gas mileage is good for a car this size. Cons: 2,000 miles into owning the car noticed a crease in the headliner, not just a wrinkle as I thought. The headliner was broken, how did that pass QA? Dealer had to pull windshield out to put a new one in. Just great having a new car all ripped apart. This warranted 2 trips to the dealer, because it was not assembled 100% like new when I went to pick it up and they had to order more parts. Fit and finish inside is just ok, I would expect better for the luxury brand of Honda. Touch screen for hvac is just dumb, good I have LKAS cause you need it while changing the controls. Granted I knew this and thought I would get use to it, but give me knobs back please. Now my most recent issue is the car when sifting out of drive will not go into reverse, you have to play with the trans to get it to work. 50-75% of the time it won't go in reverse. On day one at the dealer I was told this never happened before. Now on day two being told it has happened before and it is a shift cable that is damaged. I asked what caused the damage and I was told Acura does not know. During this visit also asked to fox the rattle/vibration in the headliner. So much for no rattles after the car was ripped apart. Now to see how the panels are fitting after being ripped apart twice now. After the first time they certainly don't look like my loaner now where it is all neat and tight. And forget calling Acura Client Relations they are a joke. Person today was rude and told me they cannot do anything about these issues and that the dealer needs to address any complaints since they sold the car and each dealership is an independent business from Acura. Based on the call today, I guess Acura doesn't give a crap about the defects they put out from their production lines. I had some initial problems with my Jeep, and I have to say their customer service puts Acura to shame! Overall I want to like the car, but so far the ownership is not what I had expected from an Acura product. Go read consumer reports and check out what they are stating about the Acura brand this year before spending your hard earned money.

Smooth and great family car

5
Lawrence71 on 04/18/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

After owning a 2007 Accord (best Accord ever built and phenomenal car), I decided it was time for an upgrade that included more modern safety features. I have been driving my new TLX for about 6 months now and have about 5,500 miles on it. Fantastic car and offers great value for the money. This is not a sports car even though handling is superb. Best features: quiet interior, quality of materials, handling/steering, engine, fuel economy, style, transmission, LED headlights, great value for the money, and very solid chassis. Not so good features: front headroom good but not great (wish Acura would offer models without moon roof), no spare tire

Great, Great Car; Understand What It Is

5
Brandon on 04/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

This review may be biased because I stepped up from a 2005 EX-L V6 Accord to the TLX. That's quite a step. What I love: This is a very comfortable car. The seats are excellent, the ergonomics are fantastic, steering wheel controls are great, the ELS sound system is beautiful, the car is extremely quiet, it has excellent dampening on the road and on the highway providing a very solid ride - without ever lumbering. The thing is very nimble - cornering is particularly good when pushed, but understand I don't drive my cars that hard. I just love the interior of the car. The nine-speed AT is quirky but I've grown to like it. Once I got used to it and to the different driving modes, the AT became a non-issue. For daily commuting, I keep the car in economy mode. On the highway, in the stop and go - from 30-70mph I barely crack 1700rpm. Impressive. Dropping it into the Sport+ working the paddles, I start to get very nervous about not having a radar detector. The car may not be FAST, but it's very quick - and you'll be doing 90mph before you realize it. I speak from experience. Personally, I like the push-button system. What could be better: The 9 speed transmission takes getting used to. It could be better. I hope Acura pushes another software update for it - but I'll live if they don't. A 9 speed DCT like what they've developed for the NSX could be a nice improvement. One of my biggest gripes about the 9AT is getting off the line - it's too slow. Now, I haven't tried Sport+ and the paddles yet... still breaking in. The volume nob on the dash is laughably (ha ha) too small, the touch screen interface can be distracting - particularly when driving and operating the radio / AC. It's not entirely intuitive. Some of those functions may be better left to buttons... but the auto critics will ding them for complexity. Can't win. The fact that the car doesn't come with a spare tire is irresponsible. You could disqualify it on this grounds, but you'd be shutting yourself out of a lot of otherwise nice vehicles. Inquire about a spare tire kit. You can purchase one for the car. Understand what this car is: it's built for the average 90% of us who drive to and from work and around town and want something that is comfortable, attractive, and fun to drive. It has enough to juice to get you in trouble, but it's not a liability. My take on the competition: I evaluated a lot of options before buying this car: Accord Touring (V6), BMW 3-series, Infiniti Q50, Toyota Camry, Lexus ES, Jaguar XE, Lexus IS. I drove the 3-series for an extended drive. I really don't understand why the car magazines pour so much praise on this car. Don't get me wrong, it's great. It's fast, it handles great, it's attractive - it's also small, it's expensive, it has loads of plastic, it's every 7th car on the road. Option out a 3-series with equivalent engine, safety, and interior accouterments and compare the final price to the TLX - the TLX is larger, quieter, nicer on the inside (subjective), and the driving experience just isn't THAT far behind the BMW per the price difference. - oh, and it kills me to hear reviewers say the Acura is a dressed up Honda in one breath, and praise Audi (a dressed up VW) in the next... The Accord touring is a very nice car. It's almost luxurious. It's not luxurious. It's not as quiet as the TLX, in fact I found the TLX to be significantly quieter. The material quality of the TLX is better and I find the TLX to be more spirited / fun to drive. The premium I paid for the TLX just wasn't big enough to make the Accord attractive. Toyota: Forget the Camry, it's not are a real comp here. IMO, the Accord is much nicer. I eliminated the Lexus IS for being too small. The ES is very nice. It's quiet, boring, luxurious, boring, very well made, boring. Lexus ended up the second finalist. I had my wife drive the TLX and the ES without telling her which one I liked better - she got out of the Lexus and immediately said: buy the Acura. Done. The Infiniti is really fun car. The thing is a rocket and it handles on rails. For me, I couldn't justify the added price for the Infiniti relative to the Acura. The Acura just isn't that much less fun to drive (it is quite a bit slower). The Q50 is worth a serious look, I can't lie. It's a nice car. I eliminated it because of its lower safety ratings, smaller backseat, interior styling, and my lack of confidence in its long-term reliability. The Jag is amazing. No way, no how was I going to buy a Jag :-)

Nice car

5
Yaba Dabadoo on 03/20/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

So far so good. Been getting lot of compliments. The drive is smooth and balanced. Can't speak on much as I've only driven it 980 miles thus far.

Came up from an Acura TL

5
Rick Drew on 03/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

The Acura TLX is an excellent replacement to an Acura TL (which I drove for the past three years). In terms of space, it is equal to the TL. I cannot perceive a difference (from the TL) in the available space inside (I am 6' and heavy set) and I am totally comfortable in this car. In terms of performance the car accelerates quite well ( I use the "Sport" setting) and it really knows how to "get out of its own way." I am not aggressive enough a driver to benefit from the "SH-AWD" but I feel totally in control and very comfortable with the handling. The audio system is just fine (I have the standard setup) and I have no problem dealing with the two screen control. Anyone who says it's confusing just hasn't taken a few minutes to learn how to be comfortable with it. I like that I can now "type in" directions to the "Nav system" as opposed to the TL which required me to "spin and select." The soundproofing has been significantly enhanced and it cruises at very low cabin noise levels. I really like the safety features such as the blind spot warning. I also like the Lane Keeping Assistance System (LKAS). It works very well. If you don't keep a light touch on the wheel while it is in use, it will notify that "Steering Required" after about 20 seconds which is fine with me. After all, this is not a self-driving car but the LKAS makes a long highway trip very relaxing just as cruise control does. Mileage is amazing. I get 25 MPG combined city and highway and it will travel over 500 miles on a (17 gallon) tank of gas on the freeway (averaging 37 MPG in cruise). I have driven non-stop from L.A. To the Bay Area without getting into reserve. What I would change: I hate the engine idle stop feature (which is the default and kicks in at every stop). I would prefer that the default would be that it is OFF and you would then choose to turn it ON. I also disable the collision warning (that you are over taking the car ahead) because it sets off too many annoying false alarms every time I approach a car ahead of me. I would make this default to OFF as well. Finally, I wish it had exhaust tailpipes to funnel or direct the exhaust away from the back of the car. As it is, the back end of my (white) constantly gets sooty from the exhaust getting caught up in the turbulence behind the car and pulled back towards the car. Finally, it sometimes. "Hangs on" to a gear too long. For example, if I use the downshift paddle shifter to decelerate, it may hold the selected downshifted gear too long when I accelerate out. Summary: hey, it's just a car and no car is perfect (at least that I can afford) and overall I am very satisfied with the TLX. It is a real step up from the TL and I am very glad I bought it. I think it's one of the best kept secrets in the sport sedan class and offers terrific value especially when compared to its pricy German competition. Update September 2016: I have now driven the car for almost a year (8,500 miles) and I remain totally satisfied with it. There have been no mechanical or electrical issues whatsoever outside of normal maintenance. I have regularly turned in my leased cars at the end of three years but this may be a keeper. I am so satisfied that my wife moved up from an RDX to an MDX in May and we are just as happy with that. I continue to believe that the Acura is an excellent value giving you lots of fun to drive and great reliability for many thousands less than its European competitors.

I think it's a great value

4
rwp626 on 02/25/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I drove an Acura ILX before getting the TLX a few months ago. The difference is night and day. While both have the same reliable Acura quality, the ride in the ILX was choppy. By contrast the TLX is a very comfortable ride. I have the 4 cylinder base model, but I find it fine for me. If someone wants to drive aggressively, with lots of peppy acceleration, this is not a match for that. But for the average driver, the performance of the car is fine. Its comfort is well above average. I would compare the drive to a Lexus 350. I did not get the navigation system, because with a smart phone, it's all you need. Acura service is tops when you need it, but you rarely do.

DO NOT BUY 2015 Acura TLX; 2016 TLX much better

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Steven Schwartz on 02/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 1

I filed for arbitration. At the arbitration I settled my claim with Acura. They took the car back and Gave me a cash settlement. They also arranged for me to buy a 2016 TLX at very favourable terms. They also gave me free service for life of warranty. I am pleased with the new car. The transmission is 90 percent better than the old one. I would still not do business with Acura Carland in Duluth, Georgia. I purchased new car at Jackson Acura. They treated me very well.

SH-AWD: Willing Engine but lazy transmission

3
Scott on 02/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

If you interested in owning a SH-AWD V6 TLX, here's what you need to know. The V6 is a great engine with typical Honda growl and furious acceleration. Unfortunately, the 9-speed automatic gets in the way of truly exploiting what this engine has to offer. The transmission is consistently caught hunting for the correct gear when you dig in for more power, unless your using the Sport + mode which does bring the transmission to life. Unfortunately, Sport + mode also brings with it a "rev matching" downshift program that proves to be harsh for all on board, nothing like a manual heel and toe downshift. Left in Sport mode (not Sport+) the car does a decent job of being sports sedan but leaves the driver wanting more. It's too bad this engine can't be had with Acura's more precise dual clutch automatic (4 cyl only) or a manual transmission. The SH-AWD V6 is best suited in day to day use for people looking for luxury over performance. To that end, Acura does offer an engine start / stop system to improve fuel economy that shutters the engine at a stop light. Unfortunately, engine restarts are a bit rough and do catch the car off guard when you need more than a small amount of power off the line. Additionally, the stop / start feature will kill the engine on occasion, only to restart it 60 seconds later for no apparent reason and then shut it off again after moving a few feet in heavy traffic. Other tech features include Acura's blind spot monitoring system. which is very accurate and can easily tell the difference between a guard rail and a car in your blind spot. Unfortunately, the lane keeping assist seems more like a waste of money than an actual feature. The system can barely detect lane markers and consistently fails to engage. During my week with the car, the navigation system was consistently beat by Waze and Google Maps on my iPhone. Both offering better directions and more accurate arrival times than Acura's system. Apple CarPlay would have been 100 times more useful than another dated navigation system like that offered in the 2015 TLX. Overall, this is a good car. It's quiet. It's fast. However, it sorely needs a better transmission and better technology package. In all, the base TLX with an inline 4 and Acura's dual-clutch automatic provide a much better value as long as you're willing to bring your own Smartphone along for the ride.

overall good car ruined by crappy 9speed tranny

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mlody_me on 01/27/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

Overall good car, but watch out for 9-speed tranny. It is horrible especially in early models (not sure if the issue is still present in 2016). My car also vibrates on a highway that takes tons of enjoyment out of driving, so if you drive a lot on highway, make sure to test it on a highway before spending hard earned money as Acura will not fix it!!!! My car was in service 6 times to address vibrations and 9 speed tranny and I gave up and sold the car cause I could not deal with it anymore. Also for people coming from 4th generation TL. The TLX is a bit smaller and overall cheaper (material, plastics, smaller engine, tires etc), so just beware of that.

WOW check it out!

5
jan jusko on 01/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Test-drove the 300 and 400 Benz and the 300 and 400 BMW’s and they do not even come close. They were loud, stiff, and felt cheap inside. The TLX is an incredible auto and an incredible value. The MSRP on my TLX was 46,000 for a comparable Benz or BMW the MSRP was 53,000 to 55,000. I do mostly highway driving and it handles great at all speeds and is quiet and well made. Oh by the way, the trade-in value is better than the Benz or BMW. You cannot buy a better car for the price. Test drove the base model and was not impressed but the all- wheel drive advanced package is a home run! UPDATE: After 15 months of ownership, I am still amazed at what a terrific car the TLX is. It is so comfortable and quite. I do mostly highway driving and it is incredible on the open road and there is no other car in its class that can compare to the TLX. I am averaging 30 miles to the gallon on the highway and it is like riding on a cloud.

Acura TLX Better Than Lexus ES 350!

5
Paul Grasewicz on 01/05/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Drove a Lexus ES-350, Mercedes C-300 and the Acura TLX V-6 Advance. The Acura was more spacious inside, it is wider and there is more headroom. Very quiet interior and the car seems to float over the road. Too much road noise in the Lexus. I really like the Acura's separate screen for the navigation and one for the sound system. The ELS 10 speaker system with surround is wonderful. The car has good acceleration and gas mileage. There are more technology features than other similar luxury cars. Plus it is priced lower than the Lexus and Mercedes C-300 (which is a small car). I highly recommend the Acura TLX. You get much more for the money. Test drive one, you'll be convinced like me.

My Wife's Car

5
Tim on 12/31/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Absolutely love driving this car! It's my wife's car but I make sure to drive it any chance I get! Interior is amazingly quite! Handling is superb and transmission shifts like a champ! The 2.4l is zippy and fun to drive despite only having 201hp. Maybe it's because my daily driver is a pickup truck, but I love this car and would consider buying a second TLX.

If you don't love this car, shame on you.

5
MICHAEL on 12/26/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

The negative opinions and reviews on here truly amaze me. Why on earth did you buy, or even lease this car if you don't love it? There are so many sedans to choose from, and I can think of five or six that are pretty close to the TLX in many ways. You could have gotten a Maxima, a Passat, a Lexus ES, an Accord V6, a Malibu, an Infiniti, a Hyundai, a Kia, a Camry, etc., etc. If you didn't choose the TLX because its such a great blend of technology, performance, reliability, and value then I'm sorry, but you're blew it. This car isn't perfect but guess what..none of the cars I listed are perfect either. No car in this price range does everything exactly right. A couple of years ago I took a two year break from Acura (I've had ten Acuras) and leased a Lexus GS350. It was a fine automobile, and nicer than any Acura I've owned, but I had to reduce my debt to income ratio in order to buy a home, so the Lexus went back before the lease was up. I managed to lease a 2015 TLX AWD TECH this month, for 24 months, with 15K miles per year, and with zero money down I got the car for $439 per month with tax included. There was no better deal on ANY comparable luxury sedan. Period. If you didn't get a great deal too, that's your fault. If you found out later that you don't like the nine speed tranny, or the lane departure system, or the fact that there's not USB charger in the back seat, or that the car can't be rolled in neutral if the batter dies, ITS ALL YOUR FAULT! Its a car people. It's not supposed to be perfect. Nothing in life is perfect. Get over it. I love Acura. I love that its not a BMW or Mercedes or Audi because I think those cars are too expensive, and too prone to have problems, and I don't care about the perceived status people who drive them feel about THEMSELVES. Guess what....nobody is impressed with your German car anymore. They are ubiquitous nowadays. I love that my Acuras make me happy, that their ELS stereos sound great, that I can drive them without any effort, and that they never actually need to be rolled in neutral! Happy motoring everyone!

I was shocked!

3
Steve Turso on 12/02/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating:

It took a while for me to get over no spare tire with this car or you can buy one for about $300.00 - 400.00 but we had a problem, the battery went completely and couldn't be jump started. We then found out that with the awful new transmission they forgot one thing.......you can't put the car in neutral to push it unless it starts. Roadside assistance came out and they had no idea, I called the dealer and they said the only way to move the car is to jack up the car and put rollers under the tires. So I wrote Acura and this is what they had to say; "We value you as an Acura client and we appreciate the opportunity of responding to your concern. On behalf of Acura, we offer our sincere apologies for the circumstances which prompted you to reach us. We assure you of our interest in your feedback and we thank you for bringing your concern to our attention. Upon further research, the information provided by your dealership is correct and we apologize for any convenience this may have caused. It is our pleasure to note your valuable feedback as Acura strives to produce vehicles which exceed our client's expectations and your insight assists us in fully understanding consumer perspective." Do with it what you may but I think it's clearly a case of engineers not thinking about the consumer. It's just like when they reasoned no spare tire saying it increased the fuel mileage...I found that funny. Acura is losing site of you and me. My 4th Acura and surely my last.

Outdated tech package makes the TLX a near miss

3
William on 11/22/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 3

There are many things that I expect from a mid-level luxury car and the TLX is a miss on half of them. The climate control system when set to auto seems to set the fan speed on the higher settings which are extremely noisy and doesn't seem to hold temperature very well. The lane keeping system is a dangerous miss; it disengages often and for no apparent reason with an almost inaudible chirp, and sometimes doesn't indicate that it has disengaged at all. The navigation system is awful; The trip planning doesn't take into account traffic when calculating route times and therefore you will often get the worst routes. There is no option to send route information or addresses from your phone/online to your car's nav. The transmission is smooth in normal mode but the economy mode is a little herky-jerky. Shifting from park into reverse on a slight incline (think driveway) results in a gut-wrenching noise. The sport mode and sport+ modes are fun in winding mountain roads, but the lack of any acceleration limits their fun factor. Braking is mushy. The seating is spacious and comfortable in both back and front. The seating controls are intuitive and easy to reach. The two driver settings are tied to the keys which is a nice touch. The trunk is also large and easy to access. If the lane keeping system and nav performed as expected this would be the perfect touring car , but like I said it's a near miss

Love this car!

4
Arathena on 11/14/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I’ve had my eye on the Acura TL since it first came out years ago. When I finally had an excuse to get a new car, I made sure to test drive it, only this time the newer model is TLX. I test drove a variety of cars - sedans/sporty cars/SUVs, like from Subaru, Mazda, Ford, and finally the Acura ILX and TLX, not really sure which car I wanted, but I did know that I wanted something that combined elegance, sportiness and reliability, bonus for comfort, spaciousness, fuel efficiency, and if it came in crimson. I didn’t get that last one, but I definitely got everything else with the TLX! Pros: — Great bang for the buck! I didn’t set out to buy a luxury car, though Acura touts it as such, and it’s cheaper than their competitors. I just wanted something that has most of the things I mentioned above, and I got a great deal for them. — LOVE the Brake Hold feature. When it’s on, simply tap on the brake pedal, let go, and the car stays stopped. Step on the gas and off you go. Very handy! — It’s QUIET! I love whatever noise cancellation Acura incorporated. Whether talking on the car speaker phone system, listening to music or to silence, you get the most out of it. — Other pluses are the soft leathers, wood-like paneling on the door handles, a dim light that laminates the door handle so you can easily see it in the dark. The lights on auto adjust depending on how light or dark it is outside, so if I’m in a dark garage building, it’ll go brighter. The windshield wipers on auto can be adjusted depending on how wet it is. The trunk cargo - you can lift up the bottom flap and find extra cubby holes. — AWS rocks! Great handling, steering is stable and braking is responsive. I’ve driven it in light and heavy rain and had no problems. — Though 2.4L doesn’t have turbo, it’s still quite nimble and zippy. — Love the 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. It comes with 4 modes: Econ, Normal, Sport, Sport+ (this uses the paddle shifters). In traffic I switch to Economy, but by default I use Sport mode for the higher revs and faster acceleration. The paddle shifters can only be fun for so long, and not so fun when you’re trying to turn the wheel so you can’t easily paddle-shift up or down. Sport/Sport+ mode gives me the feeling of manual shifting, only smoother and without the stick. If they came out with a stick shift version, I would really love it more, but for an automatic, I think it’s pretty awesome! — Fuel economy - my daily commute involves a lot of stop-and-go freeway traffic, but so far I’m getting 25.4 mpg. — Suspension - this is such a comfortable ride! It’s rigid enough to be sporty, but you hardly feel the bumps on the road. Best of both worlds to me. — Infotainment: Generally easy to use. It’s strange at first that there are 2 screens. The upper one can display navigation or music playlist (easier to look at for line of sight, the lower one is a touch screen to control things like settings, climate, music (closer to access by hand). — Except for the front (see cons), I love the look. It’s classy, sleek, sporty. Fantastic wheels even at base model. I get a lot of compliments from my coworkers when they see me driving in. — I opted out of the tech package since I didn’t want to spend an extra $4K, nor an extra $10K for AWD and V6 engine, but if you can afford either, go for it. Very nice to have. Cons: — Infotainment: Slow response for bluetooth and could be more intuitive. It takes longer for the system to detect my device phone or tablet. When I skip a song or go back one, there’s a few seconds delay. It’s annoying, but I can live with it. What does annoy me quite a bit, though thankfully I don’t do much of, is that while driving and trying to switch to my phone that I just connected via bluetooth, if the mode is not already on bluetooth (like it’s on XM), instead of the Infotainment switching automatically to bluetooth and displaying my music from my phone, I have to tap on the bluetooth button. This is an unnecessary extra step. — Sporty, but not that fun on windy roads. This is probably due to the AWS, which keeps the car VERY stable, which means you don’t get the sensation of possibly slipping or tipping over, ha. — Front is a little conservative (it’s growing on me, though). I prefer the sportier look on the front of ILX, but over all I think I got more bang for my buck with TLX, so I don’t mind so much. — Not a gripe, but you should expect this in case you plan to have 4 other people ride with you on a more regular basis: the 4th person who will be sitting in the middle of the back seat will not be so comfortable, I’m told. Definitely not for a tall person, that seat. Make sure when you test drive that you have someone try out that seat.

Smooth Operator

5
CKW101 on 11/11/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Reading some of the negative reviews on edmunds, I was very surprised. My 6-cyl TLX with Tech package is one of the smoothest cars I have ever owned. This is my third Acura ('05 RL, '12 TL with SH-AWD) and it is by far the best. Didn't need the SH-AWD in this vehicle, and I've really enjoyed the precision steering - I don't miss the SH-AWD at all (and my dad has the SH-AWD with Advance Package - also a great car, but more than what I needed). The size is comfortable, the transmission is much much smoother than the 2012 TL I owned, and the interior quality rivals any other Japanese luxury standard. If you are surprised that there is no gearshift, or that the badge doesn't have three letters in it, well seriously: why are you surprised or disappointed? You should know what you are buying: a comfortable and engaging sedan, with plenty of room, and excellent mileage (around 27 mpg in a mixed traffic for me) and the rock-solid reliability that keeps me from considering German competitors. I didn't buy this car to impress anyone; I bought it for me - and it's been a great choice so far. Changing the selection from Economy to Sport to Sport + is like changing cars. It's all there, with tightened suspension and a completely different feel. I looked at Lexus, and I drive everything in the rental car fleet, but this car is on par with the smoothness and comfort of Lexus sedans (and I really appreciate the luxury feel in the TLX - much much better than the jerky, muscle-car-wannabe transmission in the '12 TL). Yet this car manages to still inspire with engaging driving dynamics and all-around dimensions that add up to a perfect 'fit' for me. Don't expect this car to be another brand, drive it for what it is: a whole lot of car for the money.

Great Value, Great Fun

5
Stan Waclaw on 11/01/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I traded in a 2013 BMW 328x drive. I love the new TLX with the technology package. The stereo is outstanding. The car is super quiet and no squeaky dashboard like the BMW. The power delivery is very linear and not punch like the BMW. I really don't see any difference in the handling between the two cars - both are great. The driver's side leg space is very big - especially right leg room. My right leg always leaned against the console of the 328, but I have lots of room in the TLX. I read many reviews that dissed the dual screen infotainment system. I don't find it any less difficult to navigate than BMW's I-drive. I like the Siri-integration. The headlights are outstanding, even more so that they come standard. I upgraded the headlights in the BMW and they still didn't come close to the clarity and visibility of the jewel-eyed TLX. I priced out a similarly equipped 3 series at over 50K. The TLX was priced at 32,000 for the year end clearance. I feel very happy with my purchase.

It's Not a Thrill

2
David D on 10/24/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 3

Acura advertises that the TLX is "Some kind of Thrill." A better descriptor is "Some kind of Numb." My previous Acura was a TSX V6. The TLX is also a V6. Nothing about the TLX's performance connotes sportiness or performance. At worst, it's a souped up Accord or it's the best Oldsmobile ever made. It has no feeling of connectivity to the road. This is due to the poor steering, suspension, and tire combination. Rubbery describes it best. All wheel steer creates an odd feeling and a feature to coverup engineering design flaws. The brakes are average. The pushbutton 9 speed transmission is silly, slow to engage, and has lots of travel when placed into park. The touch screen infotainment is abysmal. It's a design copout. The engine is Honda quality. Strong and gets great gas mileage on the highway. It's quiet. The headlights work well. Acura took 6 years to release the TLX. It's supposed to be smaller than the prior TL except it sits on the same wheel base. Park next to an Accord and it's hard to distinguish the two. That's why the TLX suffers. Nothing about it makes it a distinctive sports sedan ready to fight the German competition. If you want a fancier Accord at Honda value, this is the car for you. Otherwise, look carefully at the alternatives.

Love this car from the outside

3
Ann on 10/22/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating:

Once you get in, and drive - particularly at NIGHT is when you really can't stand it. The lights are so very dim - we live in an area with no street lights. Test drive was on a highway - and didn't notice how DARK the car is. When you come to an intersection and need to turn - you see an absolute BLACK HOLE on the sides of the car - no visibility whatsoever. Can't see a deer, dog, bear, bicycle rider, pedestrian - zip nada nothing! You have to use the high beams the entire ride - and my 2006 Acura had great lights. Loved the look of these LED from the outside, but the brightness is very short distance ahead. Makes you very unsure around the next bend. I have to look into some type of fog lights being added, because my husband and I recognize we could well be killed driving this vehicle at night. The transmission is quirky - especially around 40-45 MPH, does this zooming up thing while you are coasting. Should you take your foot off the gas to approach either a hill or railroad tracks - the car comes to life and speeds itself up! Craziest thing. Absolutely HATE electronics all on the screen. Simple function like adjusting fan speed can't be accomplished because of the glare on the screen. Just give me a dial! Why does the car rock repeatedly every time I brake - no matter how gently? I feel that someone went way too far with the electronics, and over engineered what ought to be simple tasks. Headlights are DANGEROUS and I foresee a recall in the near future - as was the case with the shiny ac vents reflecting off the mirror - which were replaced with black matte ones. BTW - Still haven't found the odometer??? 6 Weeks of ownership.

Best car for the $$$

4
PJ on 10/19/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Before making the purchase, I've been comparing cars within the $40k to $50k range that are not necessarily in the same class, like the BMW 335xi, 435GC xi, Lexus ES 350, Audi A4, and the Acura TLX. Taking into consideration the included tech and the SH AWD system, the TLX was the clear winner. With regards to the 9 speed ZF transmission I think it's hit or miss. I test drove three cars at the dealership and one car had a very jerky 1-2 and 2-3 shifts along with moderate in-cabin vibration between 60mph to 80mph and the other two did not. The jerkiness feels almost like letting go of the clutch too quickly while shifting a manual tranny car. I ended up purchasing the TLX V6 SH AWD with Advance package for 41780 OTD and I have no issues with transmission and it shifts like butter. The only gripe I have is the gas mileage in city. I drive in sport mode all the time and my commute is only 4 miles in the city. I only get about 16 mpg on the trip computer and I get about 250 miles per gas tank. On the highway it does great; I was able to get 33mpg in sport mode easily.

Good not great. More lux than sport

4
Kelly on 10/19/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

First of all I would say the car is more on the luxury car that feels a liitle sporty, but not an overall sport sedan. SO her are my pro/cons. ...PROS: Very quiet they did a good job on sound islolation, excellent fit and finish feels like a tank very solid, good smooth power from engine, very good fuel economy for V6, suspension feels premium, great truning radius due to PAWS, LED lights are excellent, handles well, 4/50 warranty ....CONS: too much cost cutting no spare tire, Leatherette seats instead of leather no advanced saftely feature without higher trim pacakage ( even the civic has lane watch), no new technology ( the accord and new civic both have google auto and apple auto...why doesn't this 36k car????), back up camera has low resolution at night, 9 sp transmission is slow to react can be jerky at times and is the biggest factor holding the car back from being really good...It's a very good value if you lease due to good residual and programs but wouldn't recommend to purchase (overpriced for the V6)

Good fuel economy paired with good performance

5
Rob on 10/12/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Great car so far. Nice and responsive, yes the fuel economy is pretty good as well. Pretty roomy too, and I am 6'5". Just a great all around car at a great price. Sure maybe the finish is not like that of BMW or Mercedes, but is more than good enough for me at this price point. Much more room than a 3-series BMW, wider, 4 wheel steering is nice, and repairs are just so much more limited than the German cars. Wonderful resale value with Acura as well. After driving it for 15K miles, zero recalls and repairs required.

A decent price, but you get what you pay for.

4
Alex Boculon on 09/25/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 5

I'll start by saying this car is the lowest priced luxury mid-size on the market, compared to BMW, Lexus, Infinity, Mercedes, and Audi. And that's fair, because this car lacks the style, power, or luxury of those brands. Still, it does have style, power, and luxury, just in more modest amounts. My priorities that led me to buying this car were that I wanted something: ~fairly luxurious, but not extravagant in cost ~good MPG, and good reliability, to keep the cost-per-mile on my long commute low ~modern tech, advanced features Having owned it a year, I'd say it succeeded on the first two points, and failed on the 3rd. My car is indeed about as nice as you'd expect for $35k, it is indeed getting 32-38 mpg depending on the situation, and it is indeed a Honda with rock-solid reliability. I drive a 60 mile round trip daily, and the car does a great job of rolling along with a quiet ride, and a feeling of confidence that it won't break down (like my BMW used to do all the time!). It has a nice amount of pep, the 8 speed tranny can get a lot of power out of those ~206 horses. My complaints are mostly with the tech: ~dual screens are confusing, and it's frustrating having to push several touch-screen options in a row to do things as simple as adjust the A/C fan speed. ~VERY SLOW on-board computer. Inputting basic commands into the Nav or audio system is maddening. It's sort of a similar feeling to using a first-generation iPhone which is overloaded with too much software. The CPU is too weak to can't handle the demands put on it, so it can take as long as 10 seconds to even react to button presses. 10 seconds is the worst-case, most often it takes more like 1-2 whole seconds to respond, but that is pretty terrible in comparison to the .05 seconds most smartphones take these days. Attempting actions like scrolling the Nav map image often lead to the system nearly crashing, or getting stuck and scrolling way farther than you wanted. ~cell phone integration is very weak. It can sync with Pandora on my phone, but it requires several confirmation screens each time you use it, so it's not really worth the trouble. Siri hands free is a joke, you may as well just push the button on your phone and use that instead. ~The tech package supposedly has high-end speakers, but I've found them to be very mediocre, and lacking in bass. The single 8" open air "subwoofer" is not impressive. I'd agree with Edmunds overall rating of the car as a "B." That is to say, it's basically what you expect, a low end luxury car. So long as you aren't expecting it to handle like a BMW or ride like a Mercedes, you should be fine. I'd have even given it an A, except for my disappointments with the outdated tech.

Great Car -loaded

5
Rob on 09/23/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I also have not had any problems with the transmission . I am totally happy with my purchase . I did decided to upgrade the rims and tires and also added the body molding and trunk wing. Car look awesome with the upgrades from Acura

Upgrade from 2013 ILX

5
Eddie on 09/13/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I've had zero transmission or other problems my 2015 TLX. I've had the same excellent service from McDaniels Acura as on our previous vehicles. I am very satisfied my TLX and Acura service. I was hit from the rear at 35+ mph. The TLX protected me well and was readily repaired, I'm very pleased with the TLX.

LOVE MY TLX!!!

4
Jay on 09/05/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I LOVE my TLX with Tech Package. The only 2 things I've noticed is the slight lag in the transmission and the shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. I'm under 23 and I actually enjoy the transmission shifting kind of hard, especially when in sport modes; it makes the drive really fun. The car is VERY stylish and I always get compliments. Gas mileage is GREAT, AVG 34 MPG on the highway doing 80 mph in ECO mode with 4 passengers in the car. Safety features are a plus and helps out on insurance premiums. I would HIGHLY recommend this car to anyone.

Acura has gone back to their roots!!

5
Andre Dunlap II on 09/04/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Purchased a 2015 TLX last week. Originally was looking at the ILX but decided to also test drive the TLX. I loved how well the car drove. It doesn't feel like you're driving a midsize at all! The acceleration is very good (Sport and Sport+ are AWESOME!!). I love the interior and all of the little touches (ambient lighting in the rear seats is a nice touch). The car really does feel luxurious yet sporty. Sat in the car today on my lunch break and didn't realize how much there is to customize. I def think Acura/Honda is in the right direction with their new sedans. I would recommend getting the Tech Package, it's def worth it!

Stay far far away from the V6 models

1
Kenneth on 08/25/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

It was my mistake that I didn't look thoroughly online before purchasing my SH-AWD in July. The 2-3 gear shift is truly awful, I've brought it in twice to the dealer to try and fix and they say it is normal and there is no fix. It is so unpleasant that it removes any and all fun from driving the car. I'm still coming to terms that I might be stuck with this car for the near future. Acura, how can you sleep at night? The V6 models are a disaster. They clearly hand picked a non-defective one to lend to car review sites and now that we've bought them Acura doesn't care at all. Surprised there isn't a class action lawsuit for the V6 models yet. Going to try to take it in a couple more times to get it fixed and then see if it can qualify for the lemon law. You've been warned, stay far far away from the V6 models. I don't even care if this hurts my own resale value, no more people should be tricked into buying this $40k lemon. Buying a luxury car shouldn't be a gamble that you get a good transmission. Shame on you Acura. UPDATE: I have sold my Acura TLX at a loss less than a year after getting it after numerous repeat trips to the Acura dealership. Acura corporate even sent a technician to look at it, but they could not solve the shifting issues yet still refused to replace the car. I don't have time to be going to the dealership every week trying to get it fixed so I gave in and took the loss, you win Acura. Hope someone else learns from my experience, Acura simply does not stand by the quality of their products. Would not recommend.

Stop reading online and go buy an Acura TLX!

5
Doug L. on 08/12/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

We cross shopped against just about every other mid-size sedan. Almost bought a 16' Maxima, but glad we didn't. This is seriously the nicest car my wife and I have ever owned, and we've owned some very nice fully loaded vehicles, we just love it! We got the 2.4l powertrain with 8 speed automatic and Tech Pkg in Blue Pearl and Cashmere interior. Beautiful color combo IMO. This thing is really surprisingly fun to drive with just a little 4 banger engine. Pop it into Sport+ and hang on! Lots of fun factor with this car. I was initially overwhelmed and blown away with the Tech Pkg, just too many features to play with and learn about. The two screens up front was a great idea and perfectly executed by Acura, extremely functional and pleasing to the eye. ILS sound system rocks! This car is just about perfect in every way, we love it. Do yourself a favor and go test drive one, you'll want to buy it. I would definitely recommend opting for the Tech Pkg. Don't feel like you need the V6, the 2.4l engine has plenty of pep in normal driving mode. Sport+ mode is crazy fun. Also, after reading other negative reviews about the 9 speed ZF trans V6 powertrain I'm glad we got the little 4 cylinder 8 speed!

Transmission! Transmission! Transmission!

2
richteg927@gmail.com on 08/11/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating:

Hate the 9 speed transmission!!! As others have reported, the car shifts rough. I could manually shift better than this car. 1st to 2nd, 2nd to 3rd gears terrible jerking. At 40 MPH coasting down hill the transmission starts searching for a gear causing it to shift into neutral and when a gear is found the car surges forward. This also happens in stop and go traffic where the shifting can cause unexpected acceleration. (Several near accidents) Despite a recall the "Parking" gear doesn't always hold. You need to use the emergency brake to be safe. I've had the car into the shop 5 times in the past 10 months. Their answer to the problem, "We are working on it." Really? This is supposed to be a high-end luxury car? It won't be long before we start to hear about serious accidents caused by the uncontrolled shifting and acceleration.

Transmission issues with the 9 speed automatic

2
R Small on 07/24/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 3

I purchased a 2015 Acura TLX v6 with technology package back in December 2015 and have many positives to say about the car, but unfortunately the 9 speed transmission frustrations kill my enjoyment of the car. The shifting is erratic, especially the shift between 2nd-3rd gears. The shift into 3rd gear causes the car to jerk, while all higher gears shift like butter. I've taken the car to the dealer, and they've stated it is normal for this transmission. That is not acceptable to me when purchasing a luxury sedan. If Acura can resolve this issue, it would be a great car. There are a fair number of others who have similar issues (based on forums).

Coulda been a contender

2
D Stewart on 07/23/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 3

If not for the horrible transmission, the TLX V6 SH-AWD would be a great car. However, this transmission has no clue what gear it should be in at times. At a short and/or rolling stop, the transmission can't find first gear until the engine revs and then the car lurches forward. Travelling at around 30 miles an hour, you give it gas to accelerate.. the car has a huge lag. I'd have given the car a 1 star but I like the rest of the vehicle

The 9 Speed ZF Transmission RUINS this car!

1
Wes Beard on 07/23/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

If you are considering this vehicle, please test drive the car. Make sure you drive it in stop and go traffic. I test drove one, and my transmission issues started a week after. The transmission is TERRIBLE in this otherwise beautiful car. Shame on Acura for doing this to this TLX. The transmission jerk horribly when shifting in lower gears. Stop and go traffic makes me so angry, because the car shifts like it has a washing machine full of bricks under the hood.

Do Not Buy Until Acura Fixes Transmission Issue

1
Chris Rayala on 07/23/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Before you buy this car, head on to the Acurazine website and search "TLX transmission". You will learn from a 9-page thread that a lot of owners are very upset about the TLX shifting hard between the 2nd to 3rd gear. The problem seems to be with the new ZF 9-speed transmission. It doesn't seem like Acura has a solution to the problem yet. [HTML removed]

Great Great Value

4.9
michelt on 06/20/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for only a few weeks and i'm quite impress by how it delivers on all fronts. It is a quite and comfortable cruiser. I average 38 MPG on a 250 mile trip cruising at around 70MPH. You can really feel the different driving modes from Econ to Sport +, absolutely love the 8 spd DSG, no lag or kick whatsover. The 2.4L never feels underpowered. I know that there are cars that are faster and handle better but you would have to take them on a track to see it. Sound system is crystal clear

A greatly improve version of the TL /

3
fjlf1 on 06/06/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

after other Acuras including a TL ,I think this a very good solution to a smaller ,better gas mileage,and affordable car.If performance is what you want I don't think this isthe car but a fun car to drive and very comfortable this is a great value for the money

It's that kind of thrill

5
marktlx on 05/16/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was impressed with the new ad campaign for the Acura TLX. This brought me into the showroom and as a long-time purchaser of this brand, I looked forward to the test drive. I have since purchased a 2015 Acura TLX and am extremely impressed with the drivability, power and efficiency of the 2.4L engine. The TLX is every bit the Audi, BMW or Mercedes in its class. This brand is fun to drive, efficient and safe. Don't spend thousands more for a European car when the Acura TLX will beat any of them at their game. It is "that" kind of thrill to drive.

This is not a sports car, it's a luxury car

4.8
jw_l on 04/14/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had an Acura for over a decade and it was as reliable as the day I bought it. I was hesitant to buy the V6 model after the safety recall, but decided to get one after test driving the 4-cyl and the V6. All the dealerships pulled the defective V6 models already. To start, yes, there is a little lag on acceleration, however, this isn't meant to be a sports car (although the V6 offers Sport and Sport+ modes). I haven't experienced jerkiness on the transmission as other reviewers talked about. It's a smooth and very comfortable ride! Love that Sport mode gives you stiffer steering. Really reminded me of my previous sporty car. And, if you prefer the fast acceleration, use the Sport mode.

Critical but Subjective Review

3.3
acuradriver6 on 03/25/2015

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

The TLX does represent the best value for your money, with all the useful entertainment and driver's assistant features, quiet ride, and comfortable seats. Then here is the big problem that has made me and many others regretted its purchase. The TLX's all new 8-speed DCT is causing all kinds of problems: Hard jerk right before entering a complete stop(like the car has been rear-ended). Delay during acceleration after momentarily letting off gas - engine revs up and then the car slams into the gear that it finally selects - especially dangerous when coming out of a corner or attempting to accelerate after yielding in an intersection. Takes 2-3 key strokes turn on heated seats!!

Objective Review

5
Kim Todd on 03/07/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Test drove the front wheel drive V6. For a little more I bought the Super Handling All Wheel Drive model. Compared to Lexus ES, IS and GS350, BMW 3 series, Audi A4, Mercedes CLA and C class. Without a doubt, the TLX is a winner. It offers this 41 year old everything I could want in a car. It offers very comfortable seats and the quietest ride of all the competition. It offers safety surpassed by no one. Top Safety Pick + by the Insurance Institute. When I feel like driving more aggressively, it simply asks how aggressive? It lets me choose between Eco, Normal, Sport and Sport + mode that completely changes the character of the car. The direct injection engine offers -.

TLX has safety issues

4
amalcr on 02/26/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 1

I have bought at least 8 Acuras in the last 5 years....always reliable. The new TLX has some problems. First, there is NO emergency brake....absolutely dumb and stupid! They ask you to electronically put on an emergency brake and then to get it off, electronically, you have to press on the accelerator. Well, that can cause an accident, especially if you are pointed downhill. Second, when you put the transmission in park, it drifts backward or forward, however you are pointed. These defects need to be fixed, pronto. If you like a hand emergency brake, don't buy this car! ADDITIONAL: After driving this car for two years I had to get rid of it. The problems with the 9-speed transmission were unsurmountable. Press on the gas, the car almost dies. Open the driver's door in reverse and the car goes into "Park". Take your foot off the accelerator while driving and the car surges ahead. Acura is supposed to make a "driver's" car.....the 2015 TLX is not that car. It was the most disappointing car I have ever driven.

Great Car Poor Climate Control System

4.3
v4f1 on 02/10/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased a TLX Tech 2WD AWS V^ in October, love the way the car drives, handles awesomely, very quiet interior, the Stereo system is great, the electronics touch screens and such are very nicely put together. This is my third Acura had a '08' TL and '09' MDX, the climate control on this car seems to only work well for about an hour, when you drive on the freeway with the temp set at 74 for example the car gets very drafty and cold, the climate control never seems to adjust for the temp when needed, I live in a cold climate city, have driven two others and have experienced the same drafty interior.

Awesome car! 2015 TLX SH-AWD

5
theslash on 12/24/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Dec 24, 2016 - Update 15,000 km - no issues to report. Hwy Fuel economy 34 mpg possible in the economy mode. May 24, 2016 - Update 11,000 Km and so far no trips to the dealer other than one oil change and one non urgent software update. No issues to report. Fantastic fuel economy. This car is amazing. If you you can afford a car at this price point, this is the best that money can buy. It drives like luxury limo in a fuel economy mode and converts to sport agile performance sedan in a sport and sport + mode. Fuel economy is even better than advertised. There is a lot of technology and a learning curve but eventually you get a good use of most of the features. Interior is super quiet while driving and it has a buttery smooth transmission. However, when you push it hard, it gives you roaring sound. I-4 was also impressive, but feels peppy and sporty without that luxury feel of V6. AWD is awesome too. Highly recommended. Awesome build quality.

Love this car!

5
mapleloaf on 12/04/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

To provide contextI, since 2008, we have owned 3 TSXs, a CSX, a Civic, and, currently, an Altima 2.5 SL Tech. This is my first 6 cylinder car, as I decided I wanted the SH-AWD. Before I bought the TLX, I test drove multiple times and read dozens of reviews, in addition to looking various competitor vehicles. I can say with a resounding WOW that this car does not disappoint on any level. It is a wonderful balance of all the things I typically look for in a car, and then some! Luxury, technology, uber quietness, handling, and performance in a classy attractive package for very reasonable $ Driving this car is a joy. Good to be back to Acura!

Acura TLX from AutoNation Acura Best Experience Ever

5
mitchell22 on 11/27/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

TLX is a great car especially for the money. I had a Lexus ES300h & it's a great car. But fully loaded it came in at 48K before TTL. I got a 2.4 w/ Tech Pkg. & as far as "losing" features from Lexus I lost power steering wheel & ventilated seats. At 35K MSRP the TLX is a steal. Ride is fantastic just as smooth as ES300h & seat comfort is honestly better. AutoNation Acura gave me the best buying experience I've ever had! They didn't try to sell me extra stuff during financing. I was able to pick one vehicle and change my mind on color and not once did anyone seem irritated. I can't say enough how they worked with me to make this purchase. Thank you AutoNation Acura. You're the best dealership

My 3rd Acura

5
shs111 on 11/21/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded my 2005 RL -- reluctantly -- for the TLX. Impulse decision. And I havent looked back. Handles beautifully, great technology features, perfect driving size. I'd say Acura really nailed it. Would recommend this car without hesitation.

Fantastic car, could not be happier

5
shs111 on 11/07/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Traded my 2005 RL for the 2015 TLX. Great, great car. Would have purchased the Advance if it were available, but went with a Tech because it was on the lot. No regrets on that choice. The car handles well, the technology features are great (although they take a bit of getting used to). I think my RL could have lasted another ten years, I'm a huge Acura fan. Great value for the money. Update: November 2016. I never thought I would ever love a car as much as I do the TLX. It is fun to drive, it is just the right size for city and highway, and it is remarkably dependable (even more so than the RL I drove previously). I would buy this car all over again and can't recommend it highly enough.

Love this car

5
sandre63 on 11/03/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third Acura, I've had two TLs over the past six years. I liked them but alway felt like something was missing. This car has everything and more. They thought of every detail from the lights turning on at night when I get close to the car to the technology that enhances the driving experience. I feel like I got a lot of bang for my buck

Love this new car!

4.9
jwrinn on 09/21/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the new TLX. Very smooth ride. Electronics in the dash are well thought out. The interior design is sporty yet classy. The LED headlights give the car a very sleek and trendy look. The Econo mode boost gas mileage. 70/30 split of highway/city driving has earned me 29mpg.

No Manual = No Fun

3
gt0279a on 09/15/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

I owned a 2006 TSX 6spd manual with nav. Fun car and hard to beat the price with all the features. The 4 cyl was hi-revving and fun to drive, but the car was small and lacked low end power. Unfortunately, in the TLX they got the size right, but the car lacks any fun factor. Way too many buttons to push, no manual transmission option and cheesy faux wood paneling. At least with the old TL and TSX you could opt for no wood. The TSX also came standard with leather, not as nice as the TLs, but better than the fake leather used in the base TLX. I know a similar optioned BMW 3 series would come in around $5-7 grand more, but a nice used 335i seems better to me.

Enjoying my new TLX

4.5
brucej97223 on 09/14/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I traded in my 2008 528i for a 2015 TLX v6 with the tech package, after looking at BMW's and MB. I am really enjoying the TLX. It drives as well as the new (post 2012) 5 series - which are less fun than my old 2008 - and it holds my family and my 6'1 son better than the new C-class (which is an amazing car, just too small). However, when you compare the MSRP of the TLX against similarly equipped German cars, you easily save $20K or more. Yes, the TLX isn't perfect - crisper handling would be nice, but overall the value for money factor on this car is amazing - we'll send the kid to college for a year on what we saved, and have fun driving him there to boot.

Test drove the TLX

4.6
hcsolo1 on 09/10/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

In the market for a new car & recently test drove the TLX. I came away very impressed with the cars quality, comfort, driving dynamics and most importantly value. Top of the line TLX sh-awd with Advance Package is $44,595. I test drove the Mercedes C300 & C400, Bmw 328i & 335i, Audi A4 2.0T & S4. all great cars but in the end I chose the TLX because it's packed with technology, great reputation for reliability and cost's $5,000 to $15,000 cheaper then any of it's competition when fully equipped with the same feature content. A no brainier for me!

Acura nailed it with the TLX

5
jmacew on 09/04/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Two weeks ago today, I traded in my 2006 Acura TSX. I loved my TSX, but after 18 years I figured it was time for an upgrade. So earlier this year, I started my research for my next car. After researching several options; including BMW 3 series, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS 350, and Acura TL. I read the news that Acura was unveiling the TLX. So I decided to postpone my purchase until late summer. Late summer arrived and I have my new car; the Acura TLX. I am glad that I waited. It has only been two weeks, however it has already exceeded my expectations in an automobile. The ride is smooth and well balanced and performance of the V6 is amazing. I was not expecting 0-60 in 6 seconds.

Acura's Sedans are Back!

5
unlimitedinc on 08/27/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a TSX. It was great. I have to admit, for the TLX, I was worried about the dual clutch transmission. I worried about Acura getting back to its roots with its sedans. All that has been put to rest. My 2.4L tech TLX has been absolutely great! There are some pretty curvy, hilly roads in Austin and I put the car to a test. It handles amazingly well and the transmission... awesome! You can feel the gear change from idle on to 2nd gear but that's it. Even then, it's pretty close. The technology is awesome too! I haven't even gotten to the aesthetics. The body looks great and the interior is definitely luxury. Thank you Acura!


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