Standard on both 4-cylinder and V-6 models, Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®) delivers unprecedented handling. It is the first production all-wheel steer system that enables the rear wheels to adjust toe angles independently. Working in concert with Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)12 and the Agile Handling Assist® dynamic braking system, P-AWS® enhances maneuverability, control and stability, as well.
- The rear wheels can pivot up to 1.8 degrees in the same direction as the front wheels, allowing smooth, stable and quick lane changes at highway speeds.
- When cornering, the rear wheels angle slightly in the opposite direction from the front wheels. Known as reverse-phase steering, this function helps rotate the car into the turn.
- At low speeds, reverse-phase steering can help the TLX more easily navigate tight parking lots.
- During high-speed braking, each rear wheel angles inward. The additional friction increases braking ability and stability.