2015 Acura TLX Comes This August: Features & Specs
Since the 2015 Acura TLX should replace both the TSX and the TL Acura’s models, it has to be great. The release date of this luxury sedan, which is expected to impress the U.S. market, is scheduled for this August. Having in mind that the 2015 TLX has a tough task to merge both the TSX’s and the TL’s niche into one, it comes with mixed features inherited from both preceding models. The fact that the new TLX belongs to the highly competitive mid-size sedan market niche, it has to provide enough of comfort, luxury and style, but the most important aspect must be its powertrain. The 2015 Acura TLX comes with two engines and two gearboxes available. It will also have tremenous EPA fuel economy, which is a very important aspect, but that won’t negatively influence its performance. The proof of that claim is that the 2015 TLX will have improved specs compared with its predecessor, the Acura TSX.
Platform, Body And Exterior Design
The architecture of the 2015 Acura TLX is borrowed from the Acura TL. Although those two share the same platform, the TLX is slightly shorter, since it’s 191.2 inches long. The exterior of the 2015 TLX isn’t the most avant-garde on the market. Its calm, gentle lines hide the excitement below the surface. Of course, the Acura’s recognizable style is present here, too, so the new TLX can’t be mistaken for any other sedan. The people who designed the exterior of this car were probably focused on its power and elegance, so they used gentle curves and precise elegant lines to define the identity of the powerful luxury sedan which doesn’t have to prance around, but which is assertive and smooth. Since the 2015 Acura TLX should belong to the particular class of luxury mid-size sedans, the manufacturer haven’t spared the LED technology. There are LED turn signals in the mirriors, LED headlights and LED taillights.
Interior And Features Of 2015 Acura TLX
Since this sedan really belongs to the top stratum of luxury sedans, the interior is designed using high-quality materials. There’s a lot of wood and aluminum inside, but there’s also a fine leather upholstery, which isn’t really a surprise. As for the technology, the 2015 TLX is equipped by the most recent infotainment and some great and convenient features. Aside from great mobile devices connectivity, this sedan is equipped with the AcuraLink system, Acura navigation system with real-time traffic feed and Siri Eyes Free system, which will make the drive easier for every owner with an iPhone. There’s probably no need to mention that the entertainment in the TLX’s cabin starts with a premium ELS audio system.
Engine Options: 2.4-liter Four-cylinder & 3.5-liter V6
The 2015 TLX is has two engine options. The base powerplant is a 2.4-liter inline-four, which generates 206 horsepower. This engine is paired with an eight-speed dual-cluth automatic transmission. Aside from the base engine, the 2015 Acura TLX comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which is able to provide 290 horsepower. This mill is mated with a nine-speed gearbox. Since the manufacturer of this sedan took luxury and performance very seriously, the 2015 TLX has the SH-AWD system, like the 2016 Acura NSX. Front-wheel drive version of the new TLX will come with the P-AWS system, which stands for Precision All-Wheel Steer.
2015 Acura TLX EPA fuel economy
The 2015 Acura TLX comes with impressive EPA fuel economy. Equipped with the base engine and front-wheel drive, it can make 24 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway. The V6 model paired with FWD will return 21 mpg/city and 34 mpg/highway, while the V6 powered AWD TLX will have 21 mpg/city, and 32 mpg/highway.
2015 Acura TLX Release Date And Price Range
Like we already said, the 2015 Acura TLX will be available this August. The entry price is around $32,000. The top of the price range is around $45,500, which is the price of the V6 all-wheel drive TLX with Advance Package.