2017 Acura TLX Changes

2017 Acura TLX Changes -Longer and wider than most of its competition in the compact-luxury segment, the 2017 Acura TLX uses near-midsize sedan lodgings at a price that damages the majority of the compact section. The size distinction stems from it sharing its foundations with the Honda Accord, though the TLX’s more angular body has been shortened a couple inches and is somewhat broader for more athletic proportions.

Both engines are a little uprated variations of what you will discover in the Honda Accord. The bigger, smooth-revving V6 is more performance-oriented and is a better match for the TLX’s character. The V6 can be paired with Acura’s state-of-the-art Super Handling all-wheel-drive system that provides dry-weather handling benefits in addition to the expected wet-weather stability.

Exterior and Interior

2017 Acura TLX Changes

Acura TLX Exterior

2017 Acura TLX Changes

The 2017 Acura TLX is a midsize high-end sedan offered in three main trim levels: base, Technology and Advance. Technology and Advance are basically options plans that are available on both front- and all-wheel-drive TLX models and though Advance requires the V6 engine. The base Acura TLX comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, all-wheel steering, LED taillights and headlights, a sunroof, heated side mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, ambient interior lighting, dual-zone automated environment control, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar), and driver memory settings, a four-way power front guest seat (eight-way with the V6). Basic are Bluetooth phone and audio connection, a rearview cam, two display screen screens (an upper 8-inch display and a lower 7-inch touchscreen).

Update to the Technology plan and you get a handful of electronic safety features (lane departure caution and intervention, a blind-spot tracking system, rear cross-traffic alert and forward crash alert) plus automated wipers, leather upholstery, a color journey computer, voice controls, a navigation system and an Acura/ELS 10-speakers audio systems with HD radio. The Advance plan includes whatever in the Technology bundle and includes front seat-belt electronic pre-tensioners, and front and rear parking sensors, remote engine start, LED foglights, and auto-dimming side mirrors, ventilated front seats, adaptive cruise control, and a forward crash mitigation system with automated braking.

Safety

2017 Acura TLX Changes

Acura TLX Interior

Standard safety functions on the 2017 Acura TLX consist of antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, a multiview rear electronic camera, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, and a driver knee air bag. Optional safety equipment includes electronic pre-tensioning front seat belts, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot caution system, lane departure caution and intervention, forward accident alert, and an accident mitigation system with emergency situation automated braking. In government crash tests this year, the TLX received the top score of 5 stars in general, consisting of 5 stars for total frontal impact security and five stars for total side effect safety. In its most recent testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Acura TLX a top Good score for its performances in the moderate-overlap front-impact test as well as Great rating for the side-impact, roof strength and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests.

Powertrain and Performance

The 2017 Acura TLX offers you an option of two engines and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V6. The 2.4-liter engine creates 206 hp and 182 pound-feet of torque and is offered with an eight-speed automated transmission that sends out power to the front wheels. The transmission is a customized transmission that combines a quick-shifting dual-clutch automated manual with a more standard torque converter discovered in standard automated transmissions for a balance of smooth low-speed engagement with stylish equipment modifications.

The bigger 3.5-liter V6 is ranked at 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a more standard nine-speed automated that sends out power to the front wheels. A torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system is optional for the V6. The EPA approximates fuel economy for the V6 at 25 mpg combined (21 city/34 highway) with front-wheel drive and 25 mpg integrated (21 city/31 city). Our mixed-driving examination loop in an all-wheel-drive V6 Acura TLX yielded a real-world average of 21.2 mpg, and which is worse than what we anticipated.

Price

Prices for the 2017 Acura TLX climbs somewhat; prices now start at $35,690 for the base front-drive sedan. The entry level V6 starts at $40,690 and with the range-topping Elite selling for $48,190. The fully-loaded Elite sells for thousands less than comparably geared up competitors from Europe and Japan.