The 2016 Acura TLX is a midsize luxury sedan available in three main trim levels: base, Technology and Advance. Advance technology and are essentially packages options that are available on both models TLX desk and all-wheel drive if Advance requires V6 engine.
The 2016 Acura TLX comes standard with 17-inch wheels alloy, all-wheel steering, LED headlights and taillights, a sunroof, keyless start and entry, dual zone Automatic temperature control, vinyl upholstery, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat in eight directions, the memory settings of the driver, one passenger electric seat four-lane, 60 / rear seatbacks 40-split-folding and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Also standard are Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, Siri Eyes Free feature, two screens and a 7-speaker audio system with reader CD, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, an auxiliary input jack and a USB audio interface.
2016 Acura TLX Interior
The cabin of the 2016 Acura TLX is similar in appearance to that of the RLX flagship sedan or crossover MDX, with an array of stylish edge with dynamic lines that flow nicely into the door panels. Although the quality of materials is generally good, some of the trim parts are not quite as rich as what you find in an A4, for example. The front seats in the TLX have thick, soft padding and decent lateral support, creating a sporty, intimate atmosphere. The rear seat is quite plush, too, with a tilt angle of the backrest comfortable and relatively generous leg, although free space can be at a premium for tall passengers.
The lower screen is a touch screen that handles functions such as radio and climate controls, while the top screen displays the navigation map or other status screens on the application. The learning curve for this interface is not steep, but some of the touch controls are cumbersome to use, and the control button below the touch screen can be difficult to reach and manipulate the movement. The graphics are also disappointing compared to class soloists like BMW’s iDrive and Audi MMI. We like balanced sound impressive upgrade ELS audio system, though. It’s almost enough to go with the technology package right. Trunk space, at 13.2 cubic feet, is about average for this class.
2016 Acura TLX Engine
The 2016 Acura TLX choice of 2 engines: a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V6. The 2.4-liter engine produce 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. It is offered only with front-wheel drive and is paired with an eight-speed automated manual transmission specialist.
In testing track, Acura TLX 2.4 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, slow performance of this segment. EPA estimated fuel economy with the 2.4-liter engine is 28 mpg combined high (24 city / highway 35); However, on our joint road driving assessment, where fuel economy equal to or exceeds the EPA combined figure generally, we observed a record low of 23.6 mpg. As for the 3.5-liter V6, it is rated at 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a conventional nine-speed automatic. The V6 is available with either front or all-wheel drive.
In testing of two models TLX V6 with all-wheel drive. A sprint to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, while the other required 6.1 seconds. This is usually quite fast, but still far behind the segments of cars with updated engines. Fuel economy for the V6 is EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined (21/34) with front wheel drive. Go with all-wheel drive reduces the efficiency of the highway but you still get 25 mpg combined (21/31). When we are an all-wheel-TLX 3.5 on our assessment route, observed fuel economy was again below expectations, recording 21.2 mpg.
2016 Acura TLX Safety
During testing both 2.4 TLX and Acura TLX all-wheel drive 3.5, recorded identical stopping distances from 60 mph in 129 feet. That is considerably more than the average for this segment and frankly disappointing for a luxury sports sedan. Curiously, later TLX 3.5 AWD arrested in a much more respectable 120 feet despite wearing the same all season tires than the previous car.
Optional safety equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system, lane departure warning and lane change operation, and collision warning before a collision mitigation system front with automatic braking. In government tests, the 2016 Acura TLX rated five stars overall, including five stars for overall frontal crash safety and five stars for side impact total security.