Streamlining its sedan lineup for the 2015 model year by creating the new TLX as a single replacement for both the TL and TSX…Acura has earned the accolades of many, as well as a nomination for CarConnection’s 2015 Best Car To Buy award. Coming in 4th place in that voting competition among 11 nominees, the TLX trailed behind the Hyundai Genesis, the Ford Mustang and even the Ford F-150 Pickup. Following is sampling of the reviews & test drives by car researchers and enthusiasts…in random order.
2015 Acura TLX V-6 Advance – CNET
by Brian Cooley
Acura hopes the TLX is what it will drive into the future, we explore the head-up display coming to your car soon, and check out the new thinking on driver distraction. If I were to do a top five of your most requested cars that we take a look at this year based on your email. The Acura TLX would be pretty near the top. At a time when Acura is trying to redefine where it sits in the world of automotive brands and what it really does uniquely, the TLX draws some pretty sharp lines. Read More
Car of the Month: 2015 Acura TLX – MotorWeek
The all-new 2015 Acura TLX follows a line of admirable cars that succeeded in blending athleticism with top shelf amenities and high technology; a formula that pretty much defines today’s middle-weight luxury sport sedan segment such as the BMW 3-Series and Audi A3.
In many ways the new TLX is two cars in one, as it replaces both the TL and TSX to become the brand’s all-purpose sporty four-door.
Complete with pleasing proportions, the TLX’s exterior design is heritage Acura. That is to say it is tasteful if also very conservative. Fortunately, Acura’s shield-like grille, highly sculpted fenders, and now-signature Jewel Eye headlights lend a fresh contemporary edginess.
Engine choices also seem familiar, a 3.5-liter V6 like the TL, and a 2.4-liter I4 like the TSX. But, both are actually all-new i-VTEC Direct Injection motors with more power and efficiency. The V6 now rates 290-horsepower as it connects to a novel 9-speed automatic transmission with push button gear selectors. Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive is a V6 extra. The front-drive only inline-4 is rated at 206-horsepower and comes attached to an 8-speed dual clutch automatic that adds a torque converter for smoothness. Read More
2015 Acura TLX Video Road Test – TheCarConnection
2015 Acura TLX Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award – Edmunds
The new 2015 Acura TLX midsize sedan earned the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The TLX replaces the Acura TL and the TSX in Acura’s lineup. “The new car does better in the small overlap test than the TSX, which earned a marginal rating, but not as well as the TL, which earned the top rating of good,” said the Institute in a statement on Tuesday.
2015 Acura TLX First Drive: Cleverly Engineered, the New TLX Is . . . Fun! – CarandDriver
The first-generation TSX sedan was everything a luxury Honda—so, an Acura—should be. Its rev-happy four-cylinder and willing chassis zinged our hearts, as did the contemporary, V-6–powered third-generation TL. Both cars’ appeal waned for the 2009 model year, when Acura’s bid for increased mainstream appeal resulted in softer and stranger-looking replacements; today, sales pressure from the RLX above and the ILX below have killed them off entirely. The 2015 TLX is tasked with replacing both. READ MORE ››