2015 Acura TLX To Start At $30,995, Arrives In August

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

After a bit of a delay to sort out a few kinks, the 2015 Acura TLX — the new sedan replacing both the TL and TSX — will finally arrive in August with a base MSRP of $30,995.

Autoblog reports the base price of admission is just $360 more than the outgoing TSX, and nets would-be leasees a 2.4-liter I4 pushing 206 horsepower to the front line through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, while its Precision All-Wheel Steer helps the TLX take on corners and parallel parking. Consumers can add a Technology Package to the base offering, bringing the MSRP up to $32,025.

For those who want more, however, the TLX can be had with a 3.5-liter V6 paired with Acura’s nine-speed automatic, delivering 290 horses to either the front or — with the addition of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive — all four corners. Price of admission begins at $35,220 for the base V6, $44,700 for the top-of-the-line V6 SH-AWD Advance.

Finally, Acura is offering early adopters special introductory pricing and a $500 allowance toward purchases of Acura Genuine Accessories through its Acura Advantage program, as well as unique lease and APR rates. The doors are open from July 7 through September 2, with delivery to come no later than Halloween.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Tced2 Tced2 on Jul 04, 2014

    The major competition to this car is the Mercedes CLA and the Audi A3 (similar pricing with these cars, all FWD). The Acura probably has a much better service reputation than either of those competitors. I suspect the resale value will be better also. It does appear to be a Honda Accord "deluxe" but that is Acura. No one outside of Acura has driven one of these cars so the final verdict must wait. The Acura TSX/TL were considered very capable handling cars even though they had the undesirable FWD.

    • George B George B on Jul 07, 2014

      Acura Cake. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_on_Earth_2006 The CLA and A3 have reasonably prestigious badges while Honda has better pricing. It's not that the TLX is a bad car, but there are better ways to spend your money in our bifurcated car market. Same problem for Buick, Lincoln, and Volvo. The Sloan model of "a car for every purse and purpose" is hopelessly broken with so many brands and models competing. You either buy a real luxury car for a higher price or a regular car for a lower price.

  • Conslaw Conslaw on Jul 04, 2014

    Buckbeak lives!

  • Zykotec Zykotec on Jul 05, 2014

    I think it will be a great car, and I actually like the beak, but I also think most of the negative commenters are right when it comes to the yawning and poor sales part. Boring design doesn't sell as well as it did in the 90's And the reliability just isn't an issue for luxury car buyers. They are not going to keep the car for more than three years anyway. There are literally millions of people out there who thinks a car that can go three years without any major problem is a reliable car. (just combine all VAG, Mercedes, and BMW sales to find the actual number of people) A lot of people looking for used luxury sedans a few years from now will be very happy though :) (and us Europeans will miss the manual shifted Accord/TSX diesel wagons...)

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    • Snakebit Snakebit on Jul 06, 2014

      @05lgt 051gt, Your friends who went from S2000's to'Audi's. Did they acquire a little more money and spring for TT's? Did they acquire much more money and buy R8's? Did they abandon the roadster category completely and buy sedans. What? As someone who owned an S2000 and worked in an Acura store, I'm puzzled by your comment that badgeing(sp) the S2000 as a Honda killed Acura. That alone didn't affect Acura, and in fact strengthened the Honda brand, I think. And what was American Honda going to do? The NSX was offered during pretty much the time as S2000, and Honda dealers weren't going to let AHM give both sports cars to Acura. Honda wasn't the only popular family car manufacturer to offer a popular sports car, as well.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Jul 05, 2014

    All the sudden, an Accord Touring looks like a splendid deal.