The 2024 Acura TLX is a four-door entry-level luxury sedan sold by Acura, a luxury division of Honda. TLX is the successor to both TL and TSX models. The Acura TLX was first shown at Acura’s Los Angeles Design Studio as the TLX Prototype, a sedan designed to replace the TL and TSX sedans. The production version was unveiled in April at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, and sales began in August, with the TLX going into production in July in Marysville, Ohio, United States.
The lineup is basic, Technology, A-Spec, advanced, and Type S. All but the Type S have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. Acura’s SH-AWD system is optional. The 2024 TLX Type S features a unique turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 and comes with SH-AWD as standard equipment. However, TLX is also taking a step back. The powertrain is a little thirstier and slower than similar engines in its rivals, but the biggest issue is the new touchpad controller, which is often frustrating for the infotainment system.
2024 Acura TLX : Interior
Inside, the 2024 TLX has an expressive design that emphasizes its sporty character. These include attractive analog instruments and a prominent rotary drive mode selector in the center of the instrument cluster. Fortified by Acura’s excellent build quality, the TLX features nicer cabinet materials than its predecessor, including open-pore wood and real aluminum. While the sedan seems wide from side to side, the rear seat feels smaller than some rivals in this class. All things considered, its profoundly movable front seats and great forward perceivability reward drivers. The Acura 2024 TLX also offers a myriad of interior colors, different leather upholstery, and desirable features.
The latter includes a large 10.5-inch head-up display and customizable ambient lighting settings, each named after iconic driving destinations and racetracks. Each TLX features a 10.2-inch infotainment system controlled primarily via a touchpad in the center console. The TLX comes standard with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi area of interest. Those who want the flashiest ELS sound system and wireless charging pad will have to opt for the Advance package.
2024 Acura TLX : Engine
A 272 horsepower four-cylinder engine is standard on the TLX, while a 355 horsepower V6 is available, with a 10-speed programmed transmission. Neither engine wants power, so shoppers can opt for the base engine and be perfectly happy. The transmission is responsive but takes some time to shift while in manual mode. The Acura TLX 2024 gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway on base-engine and front-wheel drive models. These estimates are average among luxury mid-size cars. All-wheel drive models drop to 21/29 mpg city/highway, and V6-powered models see those estimates drop further to around 19/25 mpg.
2024 Acura TLX : Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Acura TLX the Top Safety Pick+, the organization’s highest honor. The TLX received the highest Good rating in all six crash safety tests and for how well its headlights illuminate the road ahead. IIHS utilizes an alternate scale to rate crash evasion highlights. Acura TLX earned the highest rating of Superior for standard frontal collision avoidance systems.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2024 TLX an overall safety rating of five out of five in the forward crash, side crash, and rollover tests, with five stars. Available safety features of the 2024 Acura TLX include blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, departure alert, parking sensors, lane keeping assist, road sign recognition, rearview camera, collision warning, high beam headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear cross-traffic alert, perimeter parking camera system and head-up display.