2022 Acura TLX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Acura TLX Model Overview - Motorcars Acura

Key Features

  • Starting at $38,500 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0-liter Turbo (272 horsepower / 282 lb-ft of torque) or available 3.0-liter Turbo (355 horsepower / 354 lb-ft of torque) paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Available rear-biased Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
  • Ultra-rigid body structure and advanced chassis with double-wishbone front suspension
  • Standard AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Luxurious interior developed under the theme of “Dual Personal Cockpit”
  • Optional True Touchpad Interface™ featuring a high-mounted 10.2-inch HD display and console-mounted touchpad
  • Available award-winning Acura ELS STUDIO 3D® premium audio system including four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers and Twin Telford™ subwoofer

Acura TLX Exterior

About the Acura TLX

In the legendary heritage of the Acura nameplate, the dynamic TLX remains the most athletic, best appointed, and sharpest handling sedan the brand has ever offered. The TLX features bold styling, your choice of two turbocharged engines, a reimagined interior, and a collection of groundbreaking tech features to enhance your drive. In addition, the iconic TLX Type S high-performance model is back after a 10-year hiatus with an exclusive 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine and torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™. Engineered domestic and globally sourced parts, the Acura TLX is manufactured exclusively at the company’s Marysville, Ohio with engine production happening at the Anna, Ohio engine plant. When it comes to midsize luxury sedans, the competition simply cannot measure up to the tremendous collection of groundbreaking innovations found across the Acura TLX model range.

What the Critics Say

“Inside, the TLX has an expressive design that highlights its sporty character. These include attractive analog gauges and a prominent rotary drive-mode selector in the middle of the dashboard. Solidified by Acura’s excellent build quality, the TLX also boasts nicer cabin materials than its predecessor, including open-pore wood and real aluminum.” – Car and Driver

“A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard, and it acquits itself well against rival powerplants in the Audi A4, Genesis G70, Lexus IS and Volvo S60. For more power and performance, the racy TLX Type S provides a turbocharged V6, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, and handling improvements to ensure it can run with similarly fortified competitors.” – Edmunds

Acura TLX Features

Acura TLX Design

Stunning Design

With its legendary reputation to precede it, the striking exterior appearance of the Acura TLX emphasizes both agile handling and potent performance. In comparison to the previous generation, the latest model features a 3.7-inch longer wheelbase, a 2.2-inch wider body with wider front and rear tracks (+1.2 inches and +1.6 inches, respectively), and a lower roofline. Other eye-catching aspects of the exterior include Jewel Eye® LED headlights with four LED elements and bright-white “Chicane” LED daytime running lights. The popular A-Spec sport package is also available, offering drivers an assortment of unique sport appearance enhancements inside and out. For a true race-inspired look, the TLX Type S models include a rear decklid spoiler, aggressive front splitter, rear diffuser, and large quad exhaust outlets.

Acura TLX Performance

Thrilling Performance

Drivers can choose between two potent turbocharged engines on the Acura TLX. Standard power comes in the form of a 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged engine with VTEC, paired with a responsive 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift. Featuring a total of 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, this engine represents a sizable gain over the prior-gen naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder. Powering the race-inspired TLX Type S is a muscular 3.0-liter, 24-valve, DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged V6 that produces a balanced 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. The body and chassis design has resulted in a 50 percent increase in global torsional stiffness. Thanks to clever engineering cues taken from the NSX supercar, the TLX also receives a highly advanced electric-servo brake system for maximum stopping power.

Acura TLX Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

Designed with the concept of “Dual Personal Cockpit” in mind, the cabin of the Acura TLX places emphasis on both the driver and front passenger. Examples of premium materials available inside the cabin include real aluminum, open-pore wood, and full-grain Milano leather. In terms of infotainment, the TLX is offered with an available 10.2-inch HD display and a console-mounted touchpad with “Absolute Position” mapping. Drivers can also access the latest generation of AcuraLink™ with in-vehicle 4GLTE Wi-Fi to stay connected throughout their journey. All TLX models also come standard with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies including new features like Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Driver Awareness Monitor, and Traffic Jam Assist (TJA).

Acura TLX Packages

Technology Package

Acura TLX Technology Package

Cutting-edge features deliver a connected experience to fit any digital life. Available on all TLX models. +$4,000 MSRP*


  • 19-Inch Sparkle Silver Wheels
  • Smart Entry on All Doors


  • Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trim with Contrast Stitching
  • 12-Way Power-Adjustable Front Sport Seats
  • Iconic Drive™ Ambient Interior Lighting

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura/ELS STUDIO®32 Premium Audio System with 13 Speakers including Subwoofer
  • Acura Navigation System with 3D view10
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™57 with Street and Freeway Conditions
  • Traffic Rerouting™57
  • 7-Inch Color Multi-Information Display (MID) with Turn-by-Turn Guidance
  • AcuraLink® Connected Services62
  • HD Radio®4
  • USB Charge Ports (2) For Rear Seat
  • GPS-linked10 Climate Control

Safety & Driver Awareness

  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors

A-Spec® Package

Acura TLX A-Spec Package

More aggressive exterior and interior styling with choice of Black Alcantara® or Red Leather interior. Requires Technology Package. +$2,750 MSRP*


  • Exclusive 19-in Shark Gray Wheels
  • Dark Chrome Diamond Pentagon Grille and Exterior Trim
  • Dark Chrome Headlight/Taillight Details
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Exclusive A-Spec Piano Black Decklid Spoiler
  • Exclusive A-Spec Piano Black Lower Rear Bumper Trim
  • A-Spec Badging on Front Fenders and Trunk
  • Matte Black Window Trim


  • Perforated Milano Premium Leather and Ultrasuede®-Trim
  • A-Spec Sport Seats with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Leather-Wrapped Flat-Bottom Sport Steering Wheel
  • Exclusive Red Interior Color Option
  • Ebony Headliner
  • Geometric Brushed Aluminum Trim
  • A-Spec Exclusive Red Instrument Panel Illumination
  • A-Spec Door Sill Garnish
  • Stainless Steel Sport Pedals

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura/ELS STUDIO 3D® Premium Audio with 17 Speakers including 4 Highline™ Overhead Speakers
  • Wireless Charger

Safety & Driver Awareness

  • Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)

Advance Package

Acura TLX Advance Package

A sophisticated suite of human-centric enhancements elevates comfort and awareness. Requires Technology Package. +$4,800 MSRP*


  • Adaptive Damper System


  • LED Fog Lights
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Power-Folding Side Mirrors
  • LED Puddle Lights
  • Acoustic Front Side Glass
  • Windshield De-Icer


  • Natural Wood Trim
  • 16-Way Power-Adjustable Front Sport Seats
  • Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trim with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • 3-Level Heated Rear Outboard Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura/ELS STUDIO 3D® Premium Audio with 17 Speakers including 4 Highline™ Overhead Speakers
  • Wireless Charger
  • Near-Field Communication
  • 10.5-Inch Head-Up Display (HUD)

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Surround-View Camera System

TLX Pricing

2022 TLX


Technology Package

A-Spec® Package

Advance Package

Type S

Type S Perf. Wheel & Tire

Starting MSRP*
FWD $38,500* $42,500* $45,250*
SH-AWD® $40,700* $44,700* $47,450* $49,500* $53,300* $54,100*

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,045.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.