REVIEW: The 2016 Acura TLX SH-AWD Redefines the All-Wheel Drive Sedan Market

January 21st, 2016 by

2016 Acura TLX

With so many choices out there for an AWD sedan, how do you know which one is best for you? Today we are talking about the 2016 Acura TLX SH-AWD and what makes it the best all-wheel drive sedan on the market.

It’s Not Just All-Wheel Drive

That’s right, the “SH” actually means something. It stands for Super Handling, and Acura isn’t kidding when they say it. The TLX SH-AWD is not only a powerful all-wheel drive sedan, but it also utilizes one of the most advanced torque distribution systems available on a vehicle today.

So for those of us who are not super tech savvy, what does that mean? When it comes to all-wheel drive systems, not all are created equally. In fact, many all-wheel drive platforms are actually quite underwhelming and do not provide the level of performance, engineering, and technology that the Acura Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system delivers.

For example, Acura’s SH-AWD is one of the only systems available that can actually deliver almost all of its available power to one wheel. This is important for drivers in areas like New York because when it comes to harsh winter driving, a capable AWD system can mean the difference between a safe drive, and a white knuckle one…

It also means the TLX SH-AWD is able to handle like nothing you have felt before. That’s because the SH-AWD system can deliver power to the wheel that is going give you the best performance. By moving the power not only from the front wheels to the rear wheels but also across the rear axle, the TLX SH-AWD is a sedan that offers sports car level handling to its drivers.

Performance and Luxury Fit Together Oh So Well…

If the world class all-wheel drive is not enough, lets combine it with the fact that the 2016 TLX offers its passengers all the best luxury features at an unprecedented value. For 2016, the TLX SH-AWD with Technology Package delivers on all fronts with Acura’s state of the art navigation system, ELS Studio Premium audio, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and top of the line leather interior throughout.

SH-AWD buyers can upgrade even further with Acura’s top of the line Advance Package that further enhances the TLX’s already long list of premium features.

All SH-AWD models feature a 290-hp 3.5 liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with 9-speed automatic transmission that offers an impressive 31 MPG on the highway and 21 MPG* in the city. Leave it to Acura to give drivers a fun to drive sports sedan that does not sacrifice on fuel economy! 2016 TLX SH-AWD models with the Technology Package start at $41,575**, well below its German competitors.

So when it comes to the world of all-wheel drive vehicles, make sure that the Acura TLX SH-AWD is on your short list and be sure to visit us in Middletown New York or online at

*2016 EPA mileage based on 2016 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.

**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a $940 destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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