2023 Acura TLX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Acura TLX Model Overview - Motorcars Acura

Key Features

  • Starting at $39,650 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0-liter Turbo (272 horsepower / 280 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 with 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


What’s New for 2023

Although there are no major changes to the Acura TLX for the 2023 model year, there are some slight changes to report. Every TLX model now comes standard with two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance services to bolster its already outstanding value. Additionally, all TLX models also now include three years of complimentary access to AcuraLink connected services. This includes remote access to key vehicle functions using your compatible smart device. If you’re searching for the ultimate midsize luxury sedan, look no further than the athletic 2023 Acura TLX.


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.

Exterior

  • 19-inch Sparkle Silver Metallic Interwoven Wheels
  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • Moonroof with Tilt and Slide Function

Interior

  • Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching
  • Iconic Drive™ Ambient LED Cabin Lighting (27 Themes)
  • Active Sound Control

Media & Connectivity

  • AcuraLink® Connected Services
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • ELS STUDIO® Premium Audio System with 13 Speakers
  • Acura Navigation System with 3D view
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Street and Freeway Conditions
  • 10.2-inch HD Dual-Content Center Display
  • 7-inch Color Multi-Information Display (MID)

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Advanced Pedestrian Detection
  • Adaptive Cruise Control w/Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System

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.

Exterior

  • 19-inch Shark Gray Interwoven Wheels
  • Sport Appearance Exterior Package
  • Gloss Black Decklid Spoiler
  • A-Spec Badging on Front Fenders and Trunk

Interior

  • Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather and Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Exclusive Red Interior Color Option
  • Geometric Patterned Brushed Aluminum Trim
  • GPS-Linked Climate Control

Media & Connectivity

  • ELS STUDIO 3D® Premium Audio System with 17 Speakers including 4 Highline™ Overhead Speakers

Advance Package

Acura TLX Advance Package

A sophisticated suite of human-centric enhancements elevates comfort and awareness. Requires Technology Package.

Chassis

  • Adaptive Damper System

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Surround-View Camera System
  • Head-Up Warning (HUW)
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers

Exterior

  • 19-inch Pewter Gray Metallic Machine-Finished Interwoven Wheels
  • Remote-Operated Windows and Moonroof-Open Function
  • LED Fog Lights
  • LED Puddle Lights
  • Power-Folding Side Mirrors

Interior

  • Authentic Open-Pore Wood Trim
  • Front 16-Way Power Seats with Power Lumbar Support, Thigh Extension and Side Bolsters
  • Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats (Outboard Positions)

Media & Connectivity

  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • 10.5-inch Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Traffic Rerouting™
  • HD Radio®
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio


TLX Pricing

2023 TLX

Standard

Technology Package

A-Spec® Package

Advance Package

Type S

Type S Perf. Wheel & Tire

Starting MSRP*
FWD $39,650* $43,650* $46,400*
SH-AWD® $48,600* $50,850* $55,350* $56,150*

*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) is $1,095 and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,195.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Premium Paint colors are $500 and not included. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2023 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.