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2017 Acura TLX


City 21 - 24 MPG Hwy 31 - 35 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.6 (out of 5)
Value 4.5
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.5
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.4
Reliability 4.8
My Dream Car

by Acura lover from Marin County | March 15, 2020

My Dream car. I love the excellence of it's audio system. I feel safe when I drive it. It rides smoothly and turns perfectly. I had my first Acura TL, a 2004 purchased in 2013 for 7 years and a 100,000 miles without a single problem.

Awesome car to drive!!!!!

by Gerryp from Fort Myers | February 18, 2020

This has been an amazing car to own and drive. Zippy when you want it to be and fuel efficient when you drive. I can average near 35mpg highway (interstate speeds) and 25 around town with stop and go traffic.

This car is a rock star!

by KGhost from Raleigh, NC | January 30, 2020

I was turned off by initial reviews but bought this ‘17 model in ‘18 as a certified pre-owned with 12k miles. Two years and 43k miles later, I LOVE THIS CAR’. Solid, responsive, trouble free, stylish - enjoyable. No problems whatsoever! Only complaint is that, for a somewhat performance sedan, the transmission does not kick down as quickly as I would like but paddle shifter helps! 3.5L V6 with tech pkg.

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2017 Acura TLX Overview


The 2017 Acura TLX is a midsize luxury sedan that seats 5 passengers. It is positioned between the compact ILX and flagship RLX. 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. This year, it gains San Marino Red, Lunar Silver metallic, and Modern Steel Metallic paint colors, while Basque Red Pearl, Slate Silver Metallic, and Graphite Luster Metallic have been discontinued.

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.