New York 2014: 2015 Acura TLX Live Shots
As the Acura TL and TSX are both dropped into the crusher of history, their replacement, the production-ready 2015 TLX, took the stage today at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
Having made its world debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, the TLX in New York will retain the former’s beak nose and bejeweled headlamps on its way to the showroom later this year.
As for what future TLX drivers will receive, two engines will put the power to either the front or all four wheels: 2.4-liter four-pot with 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, and 3.5-liter V6 producing 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque through a nine-speed automatic. The four-cylinder FWD model will be augmented by Acura’s PAWS all-wheel steering system, while the V6 receives the SH-AWD handling system when AWD is selected on the options list. Combined fuel economy is expected to be 28 mpg for the 2.4-liter 4, 25 mpg for both FWD and AWD V6 models.
Inside, drivers will enjoy soft-touch plastics, wood and alloy accenting, leather, Acura’s AcuraLink infotainment system, GPS-linked climate control, and premium stereo sound.
And the price? Acura will make that announcement closer to the launch of the TLX.
Stumpaster on Apr 17, 2014
OK I am well qualified to talk about this. Drive 2012 TSX wagon and spent few days in RLX loaner. This car will drive like a dream - fast, tight, supple. It won't have great mileage - maybe 23mpg on average as shown by its computer. The interior noise will be accented by tire noise, usual for Honda. At some point you will wonder why the hell you need such low profile tires because you cannot really whip this car around due to lack of feedback and overwhelming overthinking on the part of the computer as to what throttle setting you deserve. You will make your final conclusion when that $250 tire blows up in a pothole. You will look sad on the side of the road because they stopped putting spares in and the standard goo-pump cannot fix your blown up tire. You will question why you decided to cheapen out on a spare tire that's a $700! extra. There will be no feel in the steering wheel so you gotta rely on your visuals alone in the turns. If it has PAWS you may be surprised by some things it would do to the car in the turns, like shifting the whole car to the side a bit. So you won't be taking the turns any faster than in a Volvo 240 (my other car). It may or may not make clanking noises from suspension when hitting bumps - depending respectively on whether it followed TSX or RLX suspension more closely. Yes, TSX suspension hits potholes better than RLX. It will continue to use that steering wheel with major ergonomic flaws. Start with those huge phone buttons that you hit with the thumb occasionally. If it has those little dial wheels for audi and scrolling, like on RLX, you will be hitting those too with your hands as you try to spin the wheel. The side spokes are too high - your shoulders will feel it. It's a bit too thick. It may not be the most quality-built car you ever drove. Thinking about the tire pressure monitor alarm that my TSX gets daily on average. Acura tackled this problem in service four times so far with zero success. You may need to resurface the rotors at about 25K miles. They will cover under warranty but then you wonder - aren't my rotors thinner now and more prone to warping? Isn't this what the warranty supposed to address? It will be scratched all over - that paint has no durability at all, forget your children rubbing their coats against it occasionally.
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