2019 Acura TLX

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in Midsize sedans
2019 MODEL
$33,000 - $45,950 See Inventory Prices

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Acura TLX may look like a sportscar, but in actuality it has no attributes of one. All sporty nature has been left out in favor of comfort and practicality. Of course, you could argue that this was due to price concerns, and that for a starting price of $33,000, you can’t really ask for more. Then again, when you compare the spec sheet to its competition, you realize that this car is in fact giving you more, more than the other at least. Even when you take the top-of-the-line Advance Package V6 with all-wheel drive, the near $46,000 price is still a bargain compared to similarly equipped Mercedes or Audi cars.

Acura is a Japanese Luxury brand, and is a subdivision of the ultra-successful Auto Giant Honda. You of course know Honda as the maker of inexpensive family cars. You might also know Honda from those sporty turbocharged cars (probably Civics) that make much more power than their innocent looks suggest. Of course, if you are the latter kind, you won’t be interested in any Acura except the NSX coupe. If you are the former kind though, well, Honda has a whole lineup of cars waiting to be discovered by you.

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Pros

Refined and reliable engine

Comfortable interiors

Great exterior design

Cons

Infotainment needs an upgrade

Quite a few noises creep into the cabin

Not as powerful as the competitors

What's New?

No mechanical changes


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Styles

 2019 Acura TLX in Bellanova White Pearl color  2019 Acura TLX in Crystal Black Pearl color  2019 Acura TLX in Fathom Blue Pearl color  2019 Acura TLX in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2019 Acura TLX in San Marino Red color
Bellanova White Pearl

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Ratings

Features

7.3

Engine

6.8

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

7.9

Exterior

5.0

Safety

8.8

Driving

7.5

Comfort

7.5

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Acura TLX Base

Base

power
206 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$33,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $33,000 MSRP (23 mpg/27/33 mpg) 206 hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic manual front wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX Base 3.5

Base 3.5

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
24 combined

$36,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $36,200 MSRP (20 mpg/24/31 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX Technology Package

Technology Package

power
206 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$36,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $36,700 MSRP (23 mpg/27/33 mpg) 206 hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic manual front wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX SH-AWD

SH-AWD

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$38,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $38,200 MSRP (20 mpg/23/29 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec

A-Spec

power
206 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
26 combined

$39,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $39,400 MSRP (23 mpg/26/32 mpg) 206 hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic manual front wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl
  Platinum White Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec Red

A-Spec Red

power
206 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
26 combined

$39,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $39,400 MSRP (23 mpg/26/32 mpg) 206 hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic manual front wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl
  Platinum White Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX Technology Package 3.5

Technology Package 3.5

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
24 combined

$40,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $40,100 MSRP (20 mpg/24/31 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX SH-AWD w/Technology Package

SH-AWD w/Technology Package

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$42,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $42,100 MSRP (20 mpg/23/29 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec 3.5

A-Spec 3.5

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$42,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $42,800 MSRP (20 mpg/23/30 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl
  Platinum White Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec Red 3.5

A-Spec Red 3.5

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$42,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $42,800 MSRP (20 mpg/23/30 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl
  Platinum White Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX Advance Package

Advance Package

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
24 combined

$43,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $43,950 MSRP (20 mpg/24/31 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-Spec

SH-AWD A-Spec

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$44,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $44,800 MSRP (20 mpg/23/29 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl
  Platinum White Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-Spec Red

SH-AWD A-Spec Red

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$44,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD A-Spec Red 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $44,800 MSRP (20 mpg/23/29 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl
  Platinum White Pearl

 2019 Acura TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package

SH-AWD w/Advance Package

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$45,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $45,950 MSRP (20 mpg/23/29 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Modern Steel Metallic
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  San Marino Red
  Crystal Black Pearl

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2018 Acura NSX hybrid
8.2/10

Engine: 573 hp @ 6500 rpm3.5V6

MPG: 21 combined

2017 Acura NSX hybrid
8.0/10

Engine: 500 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.5 L V6

MPG: 21 combined

2018 Acura RDX
7.9/10

Engine: 279 hp @ 6200 rpm3.5V6

MPG: 23 combined

2019 Acura NSX hybrid
8.4/10

Engine: 573 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.5 L V-6

MPG: 21 combined

2019 Acura RDX
8.4/10

Engine: 272 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 24 combined

2019 Acura MDX hybrid SUV
7.8/10

Engine: 321 hp @ 6300 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 27 combined

2018 Acura MDX
8.2/10

Engine: 290 hp @ 6200 rpm3.5V6

MPG: 22 combined

2019 Acura MDX
8.4/10

Engine: 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L V-6

MPG: 23 combined


Expert Review


CARHP Editorial February 20, 2019

7.0

Overall Rating


7.3/10
Features

 

6.8/10
Engine

 

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.9/10
Interior

 

5.0/10
Exterior

 

8.8/10
Safety

 
 
 

Acura TLX is a very simple sedan; not too expensive, but good looking and comfy, has great practicality. It isn’t very engaging to drive, and the base engine is a lot less powerful than other cars in this class. If you upgrade to the V6 though, you won’t complain about the power, only the handling. You get a lot of different trims and options to choose from, which helps consumers set their own budgets.

2019 Acura TLX Features

7.3/10

The 2019 Acura TLX is offered with 4 choice of trims: Standard (base), Technology Package, A-spec, and Advance Package. Then you have a choice of engines as well, coupled with a choice of drivetrain (front-wheel or all-wheel drive) in a few, making the total possible choices up to 14. No other manufacturer currently offers 14 different choices in a family sedan, which makes the TLX a winner in this regard.

Trim

Standard

Technology Package

A-Spec

Advance Package

MSRPI-4 FWD

$33,000

$36,700

$39,400

-

MSRP V6 FWD

$36,200

$40,100

$42,800

$43,950

MSRP V6 AWD

$38,200

$42,100

$44,800

$45,950
Key Features

Integrated Dynamics System

Same features as Standard with following additions

Same features as Technology Package with following additions

Same features as A-Spec with following additions
 

Sport seats with leatherette-trimmed interior

Sport seats with perforated Milano premium leather-trimmed interior

Dark Chrome grill and lighting details

Auto dimming side mirrors
 

Rear wheel steering

(FWD only)

 

Rear Decklid Spoiler

Puddle lights - welcome lighting
 

Electronic Power-assisted rack and pinion steering

 

Round LED fog lights

Rectangular LED fog lights
 

Power Moonroof

     
 

Remote-operated windows and moonroof-open function

     
 

Jewel Eye LED headlights

     

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There is a TLX for every budget! Still, does it make sense to go for the higher variants, when you can find a perfectly functional Mercedes for the same price? If you want more features, well then it does. If you want to flaunt your possession to your friends and family, then it doesn’t. With that in mind, its the Standard (base trim) that makes the most sense.

2019 Acura TLX Engine

6.8/10

Sport-minded drivers may not like the sluggish downshifts and inability to fully disable stability control. City drivers may not like the heavier steering and stiffer suspension.-Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

Sitting under the long hood is a smooth 2.4-Liter turbocharged 4-cylinders engine, which produces a generous 206 horsepower. Maximum torque is rated at 182 pound-feet, which is strong enough to pull the car out of any and every situation. The engine is mated to a brilliant 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The gearbox feels like it operates butter instead of gears. Power is transferred to the front wheels, or all the wheels if you opt for the all-wheel-drive V6 model.

Models

Acura TLX Inline-4

Acura TLX V6

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Infiniti Q50

Jaguar XE

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

MSRP

$34,900

$36,200

$31,900

$34,900

$35,550

$36,995

$38,195

$38,310

$41,400

Engine

2.4-Liter Inline-4 turbocharged

3.5-Liter V6

2.0-Liter Inline-4 turbocharged

2.0-Liter Inline-4 turbocharged

2.0-Liter Inline-4 turbocharged

2.0-Liter Inline-4 turbocharged

2.0-Liter Inline-4 turbocharged

2.0-Liter Inline-4 turbocharged

2.0-Liter Inline-4 turbocharged

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

9-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic Transmission

8-speed Automatic

7-speed automatic transmission

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

206 hp @ 6800 rpm

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

255 hp @ 6200 rpm

252 hp @ 6,200 rpm

208 hp @ 5500rpm

247 hp @ 5500 rpm

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

241 hp @ 5,800 rpm

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque

182 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm

267 lbs.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

260 lb.-ft. @ 1400 rpm

260 lb.-ft @ 1,400-4,000 rpm

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

269 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm

306 lb.-ft. @ 2000-4800 rpm

258 lb.-ft @ 1,650 rpm

273 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

The closest competition to the Acura comes in the form of Infiniti Q50, at least in terms of engine. The Infiniti is just 2 hp ahead of the Acura in terms of power, but offers one gear less on the transmission front. Genesis G70 and Kia Stinger are also close competition to the TLX. Other than that, you have the Premium performance brands such as Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, and Mercedes trying their hand in the affordable luxury segment.

Acceleration

The 2.4-Liter turbo engine isn’t the most powerful motor around, and the performance reflects that. The base engine powered TLX takes a weak 7.1 seconds to reach 60 MPH. The V6 engine utilizes the extra power to reach 60 MPH in a significantly better time of 5.7 seconds.

Models

Acura TLX

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Infiniti Q50

Jaguar XE

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

0-60 MPH

7.1 sec

6.0 sec

6.0 sec

7 sec

6.3 sec

5.5 sec

6.9 sec

5.5 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

14.6 sec @ 96 mph

14.6 sec

15.4 @ 90 mph

15.0 sec

14.1 sec @ 100 mph

15 sec*

14.1 sec @ 99 mph

Engine

2.4-Liter

2.0-Liter

2.0-Liter

2.0 Liters

2.0-Liter

2.0 Liters

2.0-Liter

2.0-Liter

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.6

TBD

-

NA

6.3*

NA

NA

TBD

The Alfa Romeo Giulia runs from naught to 60 mph in an impressive 5.5 seconds. The Mercedes C300 stands neck to neck with this Italian stallion in terms of performance. The rest of 2 liters in the competition take a fair bit longer to gain speed.

Ride and Handling

The all-wheel drive variant is the best handler without a doubt. It offers great traction, owing to the brilliant Acura SH-AWD system, which send power to all wheels independent of other wheels. This maintains tractions on all four anchor points, without losing control even when not on tarmac. The front wheel drive variants are fun to drive too, but are simply outpaced by other cars in the segment, especially the German and Italian rivals. Other than that, the handling isn’t particularly exciting.

Ride quality is fine, and the TLX balances the suppleness of ride and stiffness under cornering well. If the weather is pleasant, and you have no plans for the weekend, throw in your bags and set out on a road trip. Smiles are guaranteed here.

Braking

The 2019 Acura TLX uses (front brake) in the front and (rear brake) in the back. These bring all 3500 pounds of this tame beast to a standstill in a hurry, (braking distance) to be exact. The pedal feel is precise and the brakes themselves are very responsive. You also get automatic emergency braking, which is great for distracted drivers.

Model

Acura TLX

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Infiniti Q50

Jaguar XE

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

13.8

12.6

12.8

13

13.1

13

-

Brake Rear (in.)

12.4

-

12.1

12.8

12.5

12.2

11.8

-

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,505

3649

3516

3671

3500

3521

3583

3500*

60-0 MPH (ft.)

185ft (70-0)

-

NA

184 ft* (70-0)

124

TBD

153ft (70-0)

-

All the cars in this segment come fitted with discs on all four wheels, which aids braking a lot. Under panic braking situation, you could simply bury the pedal into the floor, and the electronics will make sure you safely come to a halt. Braking safety in this segment is simply astounding.

2019 Acura TLX Fuel Economy

5.0/10

The Acura motor isn’t the most powerful, as discussed earlier. What it is, is an extremely frugal commuter. You could ferry your entire family around all day and still the fuel bills won’t hurt your pockets. You get a brilliant gas mileage of 23 MPG in the city and 33 on the highways, figures good enough to stay at the top of the segment.

Model

Acura TLX

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Infiniti Q50

Jaguar XE

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

MPG (city)

23

22

21

23

24

24

21

22

MPG (highway)

33

29

28

30

34

33

30

33

MPG (combined)

27

25

23

25

28

27

24

26

Balancing fuel efficiency with performance sees the Jaguar lead the competition; drinking a super frugal 29 miles per gallon. The rest follow closely, and none of cars here disappoint on the economy front.

2019 Acura TLX Interior

7.9/10

Understated quality is better than low-grade ostentation. This point is proved inside the TLX's cabin, with its quality materials and comfortable seats.-Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Unsurprisingly, this Acura sedan has a lot of space on offer on the inside. You can easily seat 4 or even 5 people on the inside, which is quite wonderful. The space is actually the best in this segment, and taller passengers would be the most comfortable in the Acura.

The interiors quality leaves you somewhat dissatisfied though. You will notice road and wind noise creeping into the cabin at speed, and prolonged use may also bring forth squeaks and rattles, especially in the rear armrest. This annoying niggle is shared by the Honda Accord too, although the lower price tag of the latter forces you to look the other way.

Models

Acura TLX

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Infiniti Q50

Jaguar XE

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (cu. ft.)

Head room

37.2

38.2

39.7

38.3

-

38.6

40.2

Shoulder room

57.5

55.9

56.3

56.4

-

56.1

56.7

55.3

Leg room

42.6

44.8

42.6

42.6

-

42.4

44.5

NA

Rear (cu. ft.)

Head room

36.7

36.9

36.9

37.0

-

37.6

37.5

Shoulder room

55.4

53.4

54.6

54.8

-

53.6

56.1

55

Leg room

34.5

32.2

34.8

36.4

-

35.1

35.1

NA

The Genesis G80, Infiniti Q50, and Kia Stinger offer quite impressive interior space as well, but fall behind where it matters, i.e., the rear head and legroom. Lexus IS sedan makes a good case for itself with plenty of space all around, and to be honest, it bests the Acura in rear cabin space, which makes it the best pick in terms of space.

Infotainment System

The TLX utilizes a twin display setup on the dashboard, one of which is touchscreen display while the other isn’t. The latter screen is controlled via a knob on the center console. There are plenty of features on offer like:

  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth Hands free Phone and Audio
  • AM/FM Radio
  • 8-Speaker Audio System

Cargo Volume

Acura engineers did a lot of good on the TLX, but designing a large trunk was not one of them. The boot space is quite small compared to the Kia Stinger, which utilizes its hatchback design to incorporate more space in the back. Still, the Acura is better than average, with more than 14 cubic feet on offer. You could easily stuff two big backpacks in the back easily.

Model

Acura TLX

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Infiniti Q50

Jaguar XE

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Lexus IS 300

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14.3

23.3

10.5

13.2

16.1

13.0

12.6

10.8

2019 Acura TLX Exterior

5.0/10

With last year’s significant update, the Acura TLX entry-level luxury sedan finally has the styling that gets it noticed.-Kelley Blue Book

Weight and Measurements

The 2019 Acura TLX is a heavy car, at over 3 and a half thousand pounds. This isn’t uncommon though, as other cars in this segment weigh the same. This, however, means that the ride and handling isn’t too great. You can feel the weight when driving around.

Model

Acura TLX

Kia Stinger

Genesis G70

Infiniti Q50

Jaguar XE

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Lexus IS 300

Mercedes C300 4Matic

Curb weight (lbs.)

3,505

3649

3516

3671

3500

3521

3,583

3500*

Length(in)

191.7

190.2

184.4 in

189.6

183.9

182.6

184.3

184.5

Width(in)

73.0

73.6

72.8 in

71.8

77.4

73.7

71.3

71.3

Height(in)

57.0

55.1

55.1 in

57.2

55.8

56.5

56.3*

56.3

Ground clearance (in)

5.8

TBD

5.1 in

5

-

NA

5.3

3.8

Wheelbase (in)

109.3

114.4

111.6 in

112.2

111.6

111

110.2

111.8

Track width (in) F/R

62.8/63.1

62.8/64.8

-

60.8/61.6

62.8/62.4

61.3/63.9

60.4/61*

61.5/60.9

Acura is the longest car here, with the stinger following closely behind. The rest of the cars are comfortably smaller, with their dimensions ranging from 190 inches on the upper side to 180 inches on the lower side

Design and Styling

Japanese cars offer magnificent engineering, the but their designs are best described as low on the priority list. Usually, the Japs either nail it, or try too hard and fail miserably. The Acura however, doesn’t believe in both those extremes. It is a moderately good-looking car, but that isn’t a bad thing. The design language is quite subtle. The LED strips in the headlamps and taillamps are brilliant.

2019 Acura TLX Safety

8.8/10

There are plenty of safety features on offer in the 2019 Acura TLX. The most important ones are listed below:

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist

2019 Acura TLX Competition

Acura TLX vs Infiniti Q50

Acura TLX and Infiniti Q50 are two of the most practical, affordable, and easy-to-live-with cars in this segment. They’re built by two premium Japanese manufacturers, which is actually the reason for all those things. Japs have consistently built good and affordable cars. You can’t go wrong with any of these sedans. If you were looking for a little more interior space and slightly more compact dimensions, the Infiniti makes a stronger point. In terms of looks, efficiency, and trunk space, the Acura takes the lead.

Acura TLX vs Mercedes C-class

While both these sedans represent the affordable luxury bracket, you could easily figure out the more expensive one simply by looking at them. With a more powerful engine, better interiors, and most importantly, the premium brand image, the Mercedes C300 is simply the better car here. The Germans take the cake here, until you consider the price. The Merc is easily a few grand more expensive than the base TLX, and even the highest trim is comparable to the base C-class. From a practical, real-world point of view, the Benz doesn’t hold much appeal.

Acura TLX vs Kia Stinger

While the Kia Stinger is a fairly new sedan to the market, it has lovely performance, great interior, and is extremely practical. It also has a lot of safety features, as well as a comfortable ride. The Acura is much less a driver’s car, especially compared to the Stinger. Its base variant is also cheaper, which tilts the scale in its favor. The Infiniti only takes the lead in terms of rear passenger space which, although important, doesn’t make the strongest case for the TLX.

2019 Acura TLX Final Verdict

To conclude, it’s safe to say the 2019 Acura TLX is a great car for your average car needs. It doesn’t offer much excitement, but is a strong contender for as impressive since the previous year. The sedan combines beauty, drivability and power, and a little bit of practicality while remaining kind on fuel economy. If your primary use for the car is family duties, this is the car for you.