Review: 2019 Acura TLX
Are you looking to get your feet wet in the luxury sedan market? If so, the 2019 Acura TLX is a great vehicle adding all the luxury amenities at an excellent price point. The TLX is the perfect luxury sedan to introduce you into the market and show drivers what they’ve been missing.
The first powertrain option for the 2019 TLX is a 2.4 liter inline 4 producing 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. There is another engine option for a V6 paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission producing a robust 297 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.
The four-cylinder engine configuration is EPA estimated to achieve a fuel economy of 23/33 MPG city/highway and 27 MPG combined. The six-cylinder powertrain gets the gas mileage of 20/31 MPG city/highway and 24 MPG combined.
Features and Technology
The TLX is a techies dream, packed full of technology and unique features. The infotainment within the TLX includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Acura changed the screen from a touchscreen to capacitive screen which is the same technology used on smartphones. This update allows the screen to be fast and responsive to touch, making an easy to use interface.
The base model of the 2019 TLX includes AcuraWatch, power adjustable driver and passenger seats, and automatic climate control with air filtration. Other standard features include a smart entry system with keyless access, synthetic leather seating, ambient lighting, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and app compatibility with Pandora music.
The Advance package is excellent for drivers looking for a more elevated trim package. This trim combined with the V-6 SH-AWD system offers drivers Premium Milano Leather-trimmed seating, three-level heated and cooled seats, and heated rear seats. Technology added to the TLX with the advance trim level includes HD radio, navigation, text and email message reading, and traffic assist with rerouting capabilities.
Acura values safety and it is clear from the features offered on the 2019 TLX. Options available on this vehicle include forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and a rearview camera. The base model with a 4 or 6 cylinder engine offers blind spot monitors with cross-traffic alerts standard.
The TLX is also equipped with front and side impact airbags as well as drivers knee airbag. Stability and traction control come standard on all TLX models.
Friendly Acura in Middletown, New York can set you up with a test drive of the new 2019 TLX so you can experience this luxury sedan for yourself.
Starts at $33,000 MSRP
**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
*2018 EPA mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.