Features

A range of thrilling performance and luxury features heighten the driving experience every time you take the wheel.

Made in Marysville, Ohio using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Powertrains
2.4L
Engine
206
Horsepower82
P-AWS
23
MPG RATING City
33
MPG RATING HWY
27
MPG RATING Combined27
Highlights
  • Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters
  • Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®)
  • 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with Torque Converter
  • FWD Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS®)
3.5L
Engine
290
Horsepower81
P-AWS
20
MPG RATING City
32
MPG RATING HWY
24
MPG RATING Combined27
Highlights
  • A-SPEC model MPG27: 20 / 30 / 23
  • Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®)
  • 9-Speed Pushbutton Automatic Transmission
  • FWD Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS®)
3.5L
Engine
290
Horsepower81
SH-AWD
21
MPG RATING City
30
MPG RATING HWY
24
MPG RATING Combined27
Highlights
  • A-SPEC model MPG27: 20 / 29 / 23
  • Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®)
  • 9-Speed Pushbutton Automatic Transmission
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®)
Handling & Power

SH-AWD Performance

SH-AWD Performance

View of SH-AWD chassis with highlights that can be switched to show locations of sensors, the transfer case and rear differential.

Sensors at the wheels and around the vehicle analyze individual wheel speed, steering angle, lateral G-force and yaw rate.

View of SH-AWD chassis with highlights that can be switched to show locations of sensors, the transfer case and rear differential.

Real-time data determines power distribution between front and rear wheels.

View of SH-AWD chassis with highlights that can be switched to show locations of sensors, the transfer case and rear differential.

Rear power is distributed from left to right and can range up to 100% to either side.

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

Conquer the curves and the weather with available torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). Power gets distributed to the wheels that need it for seamless power transitions and supreme control. Requires V-6 engine.

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Precision All-Wheel Steer

The world’s first Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®) system on a production vehicle changes the game for front wheel driving, independently adjusting the rear wheel toe angles for increased agility and stability while cornering, changing lanes or braking.

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V-6 Power

If you’re looking for a little more power, the available 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 – paired with the smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic – delivers 267 lb-ft of tarmac-punishing torque to your TLX driving experience.

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Integrated Dynamics System

A Mode for Comfort

To boost fuel efficiency, Econ mode dials back climate control and decreases sensitivity to minor throttle changes for consistent speed.

Normal Mode of Operation

A balanced and accommodating “just right” blend of performance and efficiency – bridging the desire for comfort and handling with everyday driving.

Sport Mode Responsiveness

Steering feels firmer. Responsiveness for P-AWS® or SH-AWD® and the Drive-by-Wire™ throttle are heightened, while bringing in more natural engine sound.

Ultimate Sport+ Mode

Dynamic Sport+ mode increases available power, adds an assertive shifting algorithm and puts the paddle shifters into full manual mode.

Exterior Design

Aggressively Refined

Aggressively Refined

Red driver-side front ¾ TLX in the foreground with white passenger-side rear ¾ in back.  The exteriors of the vehicles change when A-SPEC, Acvance Package or Inline-4 are selected.

Our new A-SPEC design underscores the sport performance of TLX. Adding to the dramatic stance, we’ve introduced new front lower intakes with round LED fog lights and dark chrome finish trim, round exposed dual exhaust and gloss black decklid spoiler.

Red driver-side front ¾ TLX in the foreground with white passenger-side rear ¾ in back.  The exteriors of the vehicles change when A-SPEC, Acvance Package or Inline-4 are selected.

The V-6 TLX adds standard 18-in split 5-spoke wheels, a refreshed chrome-framed rear fascia with exposed dual-exhaust, with the Technology Package adding chrome accented side-sill extensions.

Red driver-side front ¾ TLX in the foreground with white passenger-side rear ¾ in back.  The exteriors of the vehicles change when A-SPEC, Acvance Package or Inline-4 are selected.

The 2.4-liter i-VTEC® inline-4 cylinder TLX has the new front grille, a revised lower bumper with chrome trim, an updated Jewel Eye® headlight design with LED turn signal and a new standard 17-inch wheel and tire package.

Luxury Interior
Artfully Exhilarating
Every performance-inspired detail of the 2018 TLX sets the mood for an unmatched driving experience.
Perforated Milano Leather Sport Seats

Experience seats crafted from top grain Milano leather for a bold, modern look with durability. Designed for all-day comfort and lateral support, you’re beautifully-positioned to take on the road ahead. Included with Technology Package. Piping and stitching avail. with V-6 only.

LED Ambient Interior Lighting

Available ambient lighting gives a sophisticated finish to cabin surfaces. The A-SPEC package has distinct red LED interior lighting, while the Advance package is illuminated in white. The redesigned look amplifies human-centered performance.

Heated Steering Wheel

Enjoy the luxury of an available heated steering wheel. With just the push of a button, colder days quickly become much more agreeable. Standard with the Advance Package.

Heated Rear Seats

Let your passengers reach their preferred comfort level with ease. Precision electronic control offers three heated temperature settings for the rear seats – giving customized warmth throughout the TLX. Available with the Advance Package.

Sport-Inspired A-SPEC Interior

The exclusive red leather or black Alcantara® trimmed interiors are inspired by NSX. Other refinements include a black headliner, contrast stitching, red LED ambient lighting, brushed-aluminum metal-look trim and a deeply bolstered sport seats.

Technology
Technically Distinctive
Tech enhancements on the 2018 TLX bring car and driver closer, elevating connectivity and comfort.
Apple CarPlayTM

Apple CarPlay™51 puts a hub of digital resources right on your car’s built-in display. Get directions, send and receive messages, and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri.

Android AutoTM

Android Auto™52 is standard on all models keeping users connected with Android™ apps for maps, texts, emails and music. Appearing on the upper display, it’s operated with easy-to-reach controls below.

Wireless Charging Technology

Listen to music, access phone capabilities and charge your device – now all wirelessly in the 2018 TLX. Experience the effortless convenience of available Qi-compatible wireless charging to keep your compatible smartphones connected and powered for the everyday.

On Demand Multi-Use Display 2.0

The On Demand Multi-Use Display™ has a new, quicker responding interface, providing what you need at your fingertips. This intuitive eight-inch touchscreen consolidates the controls and information for audio, climate control, phone and more.

Surround View Camera

Giving drivers the ability to see more, our Advance Package comes with the new Surround View Camera system for an unparalleled vantage point while parking. With six unique camera views, it also helps to uncover blind spots and potential obstacles.

Safety & Driver Assist
AcuraWatch in Every TLX
Our unrelenting mission to help keep you safer inspires technologies as innovative as they are effective. Safety performance is at the heart of Acura design.

Street Smart

Our goal is to help create a zero-collision society, and the AcuraWatch™85 suite of advanced safety and driver-assist technologies keeps us in line with that vision. It’s designed to improve awareness, assist with avoidance and help mitigate impact.

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TLX Awarded NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score

We’re proud to receive a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHSTA, in part due to our Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. ACE uses ultra-high strength steel to disperse front impact energy so less force is transferred inside.

Blind Spot Information System

If the TLX detects a vehicle in an adjacent lane’s alert zone while going over 20 MPH, an indicator appears. If you signal in the direction of that vehicle, the indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds20. Included in the Technology Package.

Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

Gain awareness of vehicles detected approaching from either side when backing up. Using the Multi-View Rear Camera, sound and arrow indicators will alert you when an approaching vehicle is detected. Included in the Technology Package.

Front & Rear Parking Sensors

Experience a heightened sense of your surroundings with the A-SPEC and Advance packages. Our innovative parking sensors detect when the TLX is getting close to an object or surface with a series of beeps, which sound more rapid as you get closer.

Vehicle Stability Assist

In wet conditions, Vehicle Stability Assist™12 can reduce the dangers of over and under steering and loss of traction by applying brakes at each wheel as needed and when necessary, reducing engine power.