2018 Acura TLX

New 2018 Acura TLX is upgrading and fixing all lacks from outgoing model. First of all focus is on comfort and infotainment system since these were the most criticized parts. On the other hand performance was magnificent and output numbers as well. Therefore engineers did not make too many and too big changes there. Competition announced new arrivals of their models. As a result Honda’s luxury department under Acura nameplate must give big effort to keep pace with top German vehicles, and to survive attacks from Buick, Volvo and Lexus.

2018 Acura TLX front view

2018 Acura TLX engine

The 2018 Acura TLX is coming with either 2.4-l four-cylinder engine or 3.5-l V6 unit. First one offers better fuel economy which is estimated around 25/36 mpg for city and highway drive. Other engine provides more power around 280 horsepower. Transmission paired with both engines is 8-speed automatic with manual option. This gearbox sends power to front wheels and upper trims are available with all-wheel drive.

2018 Acura TLX rear view

2018 Acura TLX styling

Experts believe that designers will build new sedan on Acura Precision concept, which is major change is styling language. This is what this vehicle needs since its design was criticized. Exterior of the 2018 Acura TLX is boosted with new LED lamps. Also diamond-shaped grille is most notable exterior update but these don’t stop there. New wheels sidelines and bonnet are making 2018 TLX more elegant. And some trim inserts made of chrome and exhaust system and tips are making sedan more attractive. Inside modern features will wait for driver and passenger. Also there is a lot of room in cabin, while front seats are heated. Not only that but comfort is also boosted with new stitching and power adjustment option. Touch-screen display is a part of new infotainment system as well as assistance equipment.

2018 Acura TLX interior

2018 Acura TLX competition and price

German carmakers are fighting their own battler in full-size luxury sedan class, so 2018 Acura TLX will face major competition in new models of Lexus ES, Buick La Crosse and Volvo S60. Refreshment for all these models was announced for next year or two. So Japanese carmaker must offer good price as additional advantage over rivals. We believe that base models, with 4-cylinder engine will be available from around $32,000.

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