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2016 Acura TLXView 2018 Model Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2016 Acura TLX Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • Standard 4-cylinder with 8-speed automatic
  • Available V-6 with 9-speed automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive options
The 2016 Acura TLX is a midsize luxury sedan that seats 5 passengers. It is positioned between the compact ILX and flagship RLX, and it replaced the old TSX and TL in the lineup. It competes with the BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS, and Lexus ES 350.

The TLX hasn’t changed in appearance since its initial inception in 2015. It features Acura’s trademark “bird’s beak” styling on the front-end. The headlights and front grille converge to a sharp point down the middle of the front bumper. The side profile and rear of the TLX show off its lean line definition. Standard features include LED headlights, power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, and a dual-pipe exhaust system. Front and rear underbody spoilers and LED front fog lights are also available.

Powering the TLX is a standard 206-hp, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A more powerful 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a 9-speed automatic and front- (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) is also available. Fuel efficiency for the 4-cylinder model is an EPA-estimated 25/35 mpg city highway. The rating dips to 21/34 mpg for the V-6/FWD and 21/31 mpg for the V-6/AWD.

Inside, the TLX has a premium leatherette interior with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The center stack features a standard audio system that includes a color display, CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, Siri Eyes Free mode, a satellite radio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded to a larger color display, an integrated navigation system, an HD radio, an ELS premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, push-button start, a memory seat, and a power moonroof. Available features include leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, and remote vehicle start.

The TLX earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. Available features include adaptive cruise control, a blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, emergency automatic braking, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 21 - 24 MPG
  • Highway: 31 - 35 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.6/5
Value:
4.5/5
Exterior:
4.7/5
Interior:
4.5/5
Comfort:
4.7/5
Performance:
4.7/5
Reliability:
4.7/5

22 of 22 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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