2018 Acura TLX Review & Specs

 
The All New 2018 Acura TLX
Available Now at Acura of Stockton
 
When a new sun rises, a new day begins, thus the redesign of the 2018 Acura TLX. This car has two powertrains from which to choose, comfort in every trim, and a sheer "I want it" factor that cannot be denied. Put on your driving shoes, your trainers, your boots, your heels, or those shoes that have a designated place for each and every toe-because the 2018 Acura TLX will knock your socks off. Test driving the TLX you'll experience a glorious feeling that can only be expressed as perfection.


There are two powertrains to appeal to your demands, and three ways in which they're packaged. A 206 horsepower, 2.4 liter, four-cylinder includes an industry first: an eight-speed dual clutch transmission, which also includes a torque converter. Go this route, and you'll love the tune this 2.4 liter sings, especially as you get higher into the rev range. Next up, Acura offers a 290 horsepower, 3.5 liter, V-6, paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission-paddle shifters included. In both powertrains, Acura has included P-AWS, or Precision All-Wheel Steer. You may be a law-abiding commuter, but for the times when you need a quick and accurate response (without losing control), P-AWS is there for you. The same 3.5 liter and 9-speed transmission can also be had with SH-AWD, or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. If you're an AWD junkie, but feel the need for sophistication, sport, and true ability, this final setup is for you. Each setup is incredibly responsive, amazingly inviting, and refreshingly daring. Additionally, Acura's Integrated Dynamics System gives drivers the power to appoint driving modes as he or she sees fit: Normal, Economy, Sport, and Sport+. With these specs, this is one of those times when the multiple choices set before you are all 100% bang on.


There's nothing quite as comforting as feeling like you've entered a vessel from the future, yet feeling quite at-home with every single bell and whistle. Let the Alcantara and leather perforated seats keep you in place during a tight turn. Let the Milano leather elevate your comfort during your drive to the office. Let the red leather found in the A-SPEC package remind you that there's such a thing as just right. 


 
With the A-SPEC and Advance Package, wirelessly charging your phone is just one way that the future is in your hands. Every TLX is Apple Car Play compatible and can display the familiar iPhone icons for your convenience. Android Auto is standard, offering the same familiarity as Apple Car Play. Both can be accessed from your upper navigation screen, and controlled from an interface dial, as the safety is paramount. Available AcuraLink can be paired to your phone, and among other tasks, can reroute you, provide social media updates and trip recommendations. Adjustable heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats (Advance Package) show Acura's commitment to to every TLX owner. And to top it all off, AcuraWatch is included in every TLX, because in Acura's version of the future, everyone's safety is a priority.


On the A-SPEC trim, the steering and suspension have been masterfully re-tuned to accommodate the driver who wants that extra zing, zang, zip, and zap from their driving experience. The sportier wheels and 245-section tires ensure more grip, and more grip always equals-well-more fun.  It should be noted that grip and fun are not only mutually inclusive, but also absolute certainties in this year's 2018 TLX, according to the automotive deities that rule from heavenly cockpits. The pentagon grille, accentuated front and rear bumpers, A-SPEC badging, piano black rear spoiler, smoked headlights and taillights, and exclusive interior trims and accents bring the TLX brand a swag, a swagger, a mojo, and an outright impressiveness that just cannot be matched.



Well, the sun his risen, and its rays fall upon the 2018 Acura TLX, and they do so ever so effortlessly. Acura has designed a midsize luxury sedan that appeals to all drivers. Powertrain options, a premium interior, technology, and Acura quality set apart this year's model. Review the facts and come on down to Acura of Stockton for a test drive. Our excellent staff are worth the drive from Sacramento, Lodi, Elk Grove, or even the San Francisco Bay Area. Rain or shine, Acura of Stockton will help you get behind the wheel of your new 2018 Acura TLX. After all, the sun is shining, when you get behind the wheel of the 2018 Acura TLX. That feeling again? Perfection. Blissful perfection.