Keeping in mind the requirements of those customers looking for luxury and comfort along with excellent riding experience at the same time, the Acura has changed into a mid-size sedan. Although the TLX is kind of a step down from the RLX model, it still does not compromise at all when it comes to the exterior and interior quality. Anything you could expect from an Acura model, this car has it all. The upcoming model, 2018 Acura TLX will feature everything one could expect; and a few surprise offerings are expected.
The TSX concept was replaced by 2018 TLX some time ago and by doing so, this model has somewhat started representing a high-end flagship model. Also, comes with the kind of premium features, which can be compared, to the 2018 RLX. With a price that is a fraction of what RLX costs, the 2018 Acura TLX will certainly be more appealing to the budget minded people. It offers high-quality components and premium features despite having a cheaper price tag.
2018 Acura TLX – Exterior and Interior Changes
Acura recently launched the Precision concept, which is quite different from the old layout of Acura models. Although the 2018 TLX is getting new design language from Acura, there is a possibility that it can borrow certain design cues from Precision concept. The diamond Pentagon grille is probably the most noticeable change in this model. It is still early to say anything as most details about this upcoming model is still unknown.
The essential exterior components of Acura TLX 2018 that are being updated include:
- LED headlight
- LED taillight
- chrome trim inserts
- sound insulated bonnet
- side mirrors with LED integration,
- new exhaust system
Interior of this model is sophisticated and luxurious with several futuristic amenities. The cabin gets an exquisite aesthetic design with certain upgrades. Good quality upholstery will be used with distinctive stitching for seats. However, Acura is yet to reveal any feature that this vehicle might have on offer. However, it is well known that the brand offers the best of what Honda has on offer. Latest infotainment system will certainly be used with a touch screen interface and latest connectivity options. Several passive and active safety features can also be expected.
2018 Acura TLX – Powertrain Details and Fuel economy
The 2018 Acura TLX offers two engines:
- 2.4-liter V6 unit
- 3.5-liter V6 unit
First of all the 2.4-liter unit serves as a basic unit and generates 206 hp along with 182 lb-ft of torque with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Also, a 3.5-liter unit with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque will be offered. A smooth 9-speed auto transmission unit will be offered. As far as fuel economy is concerned, it will offer an average mileage of 26 mpg combined, with 22 mpg on city roads and 30 mpg on the highway.
2018 Acura TLX – Release Date, Competition, and Pricing
With an expected arrival by the fall of 2017, the 2018 Acura TLX could face competition from the likes of Audi A4, Infiniti Q50, and BMW 3-series. It will have a price range of $33,000-$45,500.