The new 2015 Acura TLX is successor of the Acura TL. This all-new midsize sport sedan is positioned between the ILX luxury sedan and the RLX family sedan. It offers dual satisfaction: increased luxury refinement and sharper sport-sedan performance.
2015 Acura TLX review
The TLX’s new chassis, powertrains and precision-handling innovations are covered in a lithe new exterior design with taut body surface areas, dynamically sculpted fender arches, and purposeful character lines. Its sporting character is emphasized by more compact sports-sedan proportions: Compared to the 2014 TL, the 2015 TLX is 3.7-inches much shorter in total length while preserving the same wheelbase and tandem (front-to-rear) passenger-seating range. The TLX’s front and rear overhangs are reduced by 1.1 inches and 2.7 inches, respectively, when as compared to the outbound TL.
Acura’s trademark Jewel Eye LED headlights, requirement on all designs, provide the TLX a advanced and bright-eyed appearance while producing remarkable down-the-road lighting. Its LED lighting theme carries through to the LED-accented side mirrors, LED taillights and LED license plate lighting.
The TLX also showcases a new 60/40-split folding rear seatback for greater cargo-carrying versatility and a brand-new trunk design featuring a wider and deeper opening, a lower lift-over height, a completely flat freight floor, and 2 brand-new optional underfloor storage compartments.
The TLX’s spacious five-passenger interior is developed and crafted to highlight the ‘Red Carpet Athlete’ development theme of the new TLX, supplying a high degree of refinement, luxury comfort and technological sophistication while supporting an exciting driving experience. High-end premium elements include a soft-touch, one-piece instrument panel upper cover, alloy and wood-grain accents, and offered Milano leather seat trim.
The TLX offers an abundance of readily available luxury functions and innovations, including heated and ventilated front seats, HomeLink, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Smart Entry/Push Button Start keyless access system, Acura Navigation System with 3D view, and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting. A 7-inch On Demand Multi-Use Display ODMD) touch screen, located in the center console, controls these and other features, and, with its contextual menus, displays relevant items while reducing instrument panel mess.
2015 Acura TLX accessories
The TLX also features the next generation of AcuraLink, Acura’s cloud-based connected car system, providing Acura owners a broad range of cloud-based and embedded benefit, connection and offered security functions. All TLX designs come geared up with Siri Eyes Free innovation that when paired with a suitable iPhone, allows the motorist to make use of the features of Siri utilizing familiar voice commands. Added standard and offered luxury features includes one-touch turn-signals and power windows, power motorist and front traveler seats, GPS-linked automatic environment control, color Multi-Information Display (MID) with turn-by-turn assistance, LED accent lighting, HD Radio, Pandora and Aha combination, and HDMI and USB connectivity.
2015 Acura TLX specs tech
The direct-injected 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC in-line 4, producing a peak 206 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. of torque, is mated to a brand new 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter, the world’s first transmission of this type to be coupleded with a torque converter. Showcasing Sequential SportShift, carefully spaced ratios, ultra-quick shifts and automatic rev-matching downshifts, the 8DCT gives the 2.4-liter TLX a strongly sporting yet fine-tuned feel. The torque converter offers remarkably smooth operation in stop-and-go situations, plus it provides off-the-line torque multiplication for significantly enhanced preliminary acceleration that a DCT alone can not amount to.
The direct-injected 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V-6 integrates Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), with the capability to shut down 3 of the engine’s 6 cylinders, for improved fuel effectiveness. The aluminum-alloy 24-valve engine produces a peak 290 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque, gains of 10 horsepower and 13 lb.-ft. versus the 2014 TL 3.5-liter engine. The engine is mated to a brand-new 9-speed automatic transmission with wider equipment ratios showcasing Sequential SportShift. The brand-new 9-speed system is significantly lighter than the 6-speed automatic in the previous TL, with a broader overall ratio variety and more carefully spaced individual gear ratios to boost both performance and fuel effectiveness. No competitive vehicle in the segment provides as many transmission ratios.
TLX models showcasing the new 3.5-liter V-6 engine and 9AT likewise utilize a sophisticated new Electronic Gear Selector that changes the standard equipment lever with a intuitive and easy-to-operate push-button array. The new user interface frees up center-console area while providing a futuristic and innovative look.
2015 Acura TLX mpg
The TLX geared up with the 2.4-liter engine has an EPA fuel-economy score of 24/35/281 mpg city/hwy/combined, among the greatest for any car in its class. The TLX with the 3.5-liter V-6 with P-AWS has an EPA fuel-economy score of 21/34/251 mpg (+1 city / +5 freeway compared to the two-wheel-drive 2014 TL). The TLX SH-AWD has an EPA fuel-economy score of 21/31/251 (+3 city / +4 freeway versus the 2014 TL SH-AWD).
2015 Acura TLX price
|TLX 2.4L with Technology Package||8DCT3||24/35/28||$35.025|
|TLX 3.5L with Technology Package||9AT||21/34/25||$39.250|
|TLX 3.5L with Advance Package||9AT||21/34/25||$42.500|
|TLX 3.5L SH-AWD with Technology Package||9AT||21/31/25||$41.450|
|TLX 3.5L SH-AWD with Advance Package||9AT||21/31/25||$44.700|