2015 Acura TLX

Rating7.8

Ranked #5 in Compact Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$35,320 - $44,800

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Key Spec of 2015 Acura TLX
fuel economy

21/27/34

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2015 Acura TLX Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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2015 might be a year of dominance and newness for all those who have been true to the likes of Acura throughout as it is hitting the road with the TLX with its perceived theme of ‘Red Carpet Athlete’. A right blend of luxury and sportiness would be the determining factor along with an enriched upscaled accent all around. One can expect improved handling at its realm as well.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Handling dynamics

Reliability could be a concern

All-new lineage in the factory

Fuel economy

Spaciousness

Over All Rating

7.8

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Pricing and Feature9.00
Features7.00
Engine and Performance7.10
Fuel Economy9.90
Interior8.60
Exterior8.50
Safety8.50
Competition6.00
Notable Rankings

#5 in Compact Sedan

#8 in Sedan


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Trims

Base$35,320 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 2 - 1st row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Driver heated-seatback
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

Technology Package$35,500 onwards

  • 18-inch machined aluminum Wheels

Advance Package$42,600 onwards

  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Parking assist

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2016 Acura TLX19
Price Drop, $105
Previous Price: $1872726 Sep 2021

2016 Acura TLX Technology Package

Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$18,622
Est. $252/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,706 Below market
RMV: $23,328
Grandview, WA
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2015 Acura TLX32

2015 Acura TLX Technology Package

Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$14,990
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,766 Below market
RMV: $18,756
Elmont, NY
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2015 Acura TLX43

2015 Acura TLX Technology Package

Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$16,990
Est. $230/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,103 Below market
RMV: $21,093
Saint Louis, MO
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2015 Acura TLX6

2015 Acura TLX

4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$9,999
Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,363 Below market
RMV: $12,362
Norfolk, VA
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2015 Acura TLX22
Price Drop, $1873
Previous Price: $1385007 May 2022

2015 Acura TLX Advance Package

SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$11,977
Est. $162/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,712 Below market
RMV: $14,689
Dover, OH
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2015 Acura TLX20
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $1699505 May 2022
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2015 Acura TLX Technology Package

Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)

$16,495
Est. $223/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,599.5 Below market
RMV: $20,094.5
Marietta, GA
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2015 Acura TLX24
Price Drop, $510
Previous Price: $1550031 Jul 2021

2015 Acura TLX

4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)

$14,990
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,173 Below market
RMV: $18,163
North Canton, OH
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2015 Acura TLX

2015 Acura TLX Sedan

Standard

$16,850
Est. $228/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,544.5 Below market
RMV: $20,394.5
Ellicott City, MD
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2016 Acura TLX43
Price Drop, $200
Previous Price: $1700007 Mar 2022

2016 Acura TLX Technology Package

Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)

$16,800
Est. $228/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,383.5 Below market
RMV: $20,183.5
Indianapolis, IN
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Colors and Styles

2015 Acura TLX in Basque Red Pearl color
Basque Red Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Groundwork throughout the structure and tech-ends makes it one of the best ever produced by the Acura itself. The 2015 Acura TLX has a price range of $31,445 to $44,800 depending on the trim level and specs. Although a pretty competent car in its segment, it faces steep competition from the likes of some of the established names in the market such as the Audi A4BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class.


Features
7.0/10

Acura has a different approach in this regard. The variation is pretty much driven by a powertrain upgrade as it gets a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine with 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission as well as a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with 9-speed automatic transmission. After that comes the package availability, which allows one to avail of either the Technology Package or Advance Package. It has an overwhelming grip along with Precision All-Wheel Steer, which makes it a maestro even on rough terrain. In terms of specific details, the TLX with Technology package has been flaunted with Driver seat memory settings and leather upholstery.

Trim

Base

Technology

Advance

MSRP

$31,445

$35,500

$42,600

Key Features

17” alloy wheels

In addition to or replaces base trim features with:

In addition to or replaces Technology package features with:

 

All-wheel steering

Driver seat memory settings

Bigger 18” wheels

 

Power adjustable front seats

Leather upholstery

Front and rear parking sensors

 

Vinyl (leatherette) upholstery

Lane departure warning

LED fog lights

 

LED headlights and brake lights

Blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert

Ventilated front seats

 

Sunroof

Voice commands

Auto-dimming side mirrors

The TLX with Advance Package gets even better with the proper ventilated front seats for comfort and convenience. The top-dog among all the permutations and combinations is the SH-AWD V6 with Advance Package, evidently the costliest and the most feature-bound, it can be as expensive as $45,740. It has those occult ELS Studio Premium Audio System with 10 speakers and Song By Voice integrated alongside. The superiority extends with AcuraLink Selective Service Internet Access, Real-Time Traffic Display, and Handsfreelink Wireless Phone Connectivity. 

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The TLX is technically offered in three formats, and all of them have myriads of specifications tagged to their names. One may start to feel muddled up when gauging the drive layout, powertrain unit, and additional packages to find that special one. The base 2.4L I-4 engine with Technology package seems to offer the best value at minimal affordability. Creature comfort and performance curve come inherent in that configuration with an added ease in long hauling. It even rates better than others in terms of fuel economy.

Engine and Performance
7.1/10

Acura offers two different engine options for the 2015 Acura TLX. Starting off with a 2.4L i-VTEC inline-4 engine, it produces a maximum of 206 HP and 182 lb-ft of torque. For an extra adrenaline rush, you can opt for the bigger, more powerful 3.5L i-VTEC V6 producing 290 HP and 267 lb-ft of torque. While the base I-4 is paired with an 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter, the V6 gets a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Moreover, the front-wheel-drive comes as a standard, whereas the V6 variants can be coupled with an all-wheel-drive system. Taking 6.8 seconds from 0 to 60 mph and a quarter-mile time of 15.4 seconds for the base engine variant, you won’t call the TLX slow. 

Model

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Audi A4

2015 BMW 3 Series 

2015 Mercedes C-Class

MSRP

$31,445

$35,500

$32,950

$38,400

Engine

2.4L Inline-4

2.0L turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

Front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

Transmission

8-speed automated manual

CVT 

8-speed shiftable automatic

7-speed shiftable automatic

Power

206 HP @ 6800 rpm

220 HP @ 4450 rpm

180 HP @ 5000 rpm

241 HP @ 5550 rpm

Torque

182 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

200 lb-ft @ 1250 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.8

7.8

6.6

6.6

Quarter mile (mph)

15.4

14.9

15.1

14.8

Top speed (mph)

155

130

146

155

Not the quickest in the lot, yet the Acura TLX manages to sweep past most of the rivals in the segment. Among all with their base engines, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a slight edge in the competition with regards to its performance prowess, which is kind of obvious from the power output figures. But it is not by any huge margin, to say the least. The Merc is also quite a bit more expensive than the rest. On top of that, it shares the podium with the Acura TLX for the top speed, thereby making the latter a more practical purchase. 

Fuel Economy
9.9/10

The base 2.4L I-4 of the TLX has EPA fuel-economy ratings of 24, 35, 28 mpg respectively in city, highway, and combined. The front-wheel-drive TLX with V6 and P-AWS has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 21, 34, and 25 mpg in the same order. Opt for the TLX SH-AWD variant with the same V6 engine under the hood, the mileage on the highway drops further down to 31 mpg, with the other two remaining the same. A relatively bigger fuel tank of 17.2 gallons allows it to achieve an overall range of up to 602 miles at the max. 

Model

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Audi A4

2015 BMW 3 Series 

2015 Mercedes C-Class

MPG (city)

24

24

24

25

MPG (Highway)

35

32

36

34

MPG (Combined)

28

27

28

28

Fuel Capacity

17.2

16.1

15.8

18.0

Range (City/hwy)

412.0 / 602.0

386.4 / 515.2

379.2 / 568.8

450.0 / 612.0

The Mercedes C-Class, just like performance parameters, outclasses all, and the 18-gallon fuel tank gives it the freedom to go as long as 612 miles. But again what dents all these is its higher price status. At the same time, one can have the same exhilaration for that long with the TLX itself, and that too at a relatively lower price. The BMW might be parallel in its returns, but it is its range that is beaten by 40 miles from the segment leaders.

Interior
8.6/10

The all-new lineage means nothing less than content interior ambiance and atmosphere. Luxury and premium feel have been bestowed inside the cabin with the help of leather upholstery and Zebra wood-finished trim. The power-adjustable seating along with memory functions for the front ones have been embedded into it. The leatherette smells all over the door inserts and steering wheel as well. Further adding to that, the cabin is nicely insulated and can disconnect you from what’s happening outside. Not just that, the temperature tipping is regulated by the Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning.

Model

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Audi A4

2015 BMW 3 Series 

2015 Mercedes C-Class

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.2 / 57.5 / 42.6

36.9 / 55.5 / 41.3

40.3 / 55.1 / 42.0

37.1 /54.7 / 41.7

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.7 / 55.4 / 34.5

37.5 / 54.3 / 35.2

37.7 / 55.1 / 35.1

37.1 / 55.0 /35.2

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

13.2

12.4

13.0

12.6

While the front legroom of the TLX is pretty impressive, its rear-seat legroom is one of the least overwhelming aspects in its class. Yet with an interior volume of 107.6 cu-ft, it is one of the roomiest sedans. It also has a class-leading cargo space of 13.2 cu-ft, which adds a feather to its wing of wholesomeness. The others are also somewhat on a similar scale only with very few variations altogether. The capacity to seat 5 in a roll and comparable spaciousness make them equally desirable in this domain. Major interior features include:

  • Power adjustable front seats with driver seat memory
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel 

How intuitive is the 2015 Acura TLX’s infotainment unit?

The Acura TLX is no less than any rivals when it comes to infotainment units. The combination of an 8” audio/information screen and 7” touch screen display unit along with a 335-watt 7-speaker audio unit is quite engaging. This can further be upgraded to the ELS Studio Premium sound system with 10-speakers but will cost one some extra bucks.

The other standard features that can be easily spotted inside it are the CD player with AM/FM radio, along with Bluetooth, AUX port, and USB for connectivity. Apart from that, there is the availability of SiriusXM satellite radio and an Inbuilt navigation system with a 3D view for 24x7 serviceability. Some other salient infotainment features include:

  • 8” Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • 7” On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD)
  • 7 / 10-speaker audio system
  • XM radio
  • Pandora and Aha integration
Exterior
8.5/10

The 2015 Acura TLX is as appealing as its siblings. The road presence and staring look have been embossed on the fascia. The 17" x 7.5" Aluminum-Alloy wheels suit the curvature along with the 225/55R17 High Performance All Season Tires, which improve the contact patch and grip. Moreover, it gets a little touch of creases and bodylines around the fender. The metal-accented grille has Acura badging templated in the center. The chassis is encompassed by steel and aluminum panels and holds the Programmable Projector Beam LEDs. All in all, it becomes worth investing in as it compels others to have a glance. 

Model

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Audi A4

2015 BMW 3 Series 

2015 Mercedes C-Class

Curb Weight (lbs)

3483

3516

3340

3417

Length (in.)

190.3

185.1

182.2

184.5

Width (in.)

73.0

71.9

71.3

71.3

Height (in.)

57.0

56.2

56.3

56.8

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.8

NA

5.5

NA

Wheelbase (in.)

109.3

110.6

110.6

111.8

The Acura TLX is one of the heaviest and lengthiest among all the rivals, yet it has supreme handling controls. It has a decent ground clearance of 5.8 inches, which is manageable when fully loaded. Others have the same figures only with little variation, but it is the weight distribution for the BMW which makes it easy to maneuver machinery around the corners with little technological aids. On the whole, it would be better to keep it inconclusive as there is hardly any gap which can be pointed out against any specific one. Few major exterior features include:

  • 17” / 18” alloy wheels
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • LED fog lights
  • Auto-dimming side mirrors
  • Sunroof
Safety
8.5/10

Developed from the ground up, the TLX is built on an Advanced Compatibility Engineering structure which gives you extreme dampening against the collision energy. It scored an overall NHTSA rating of 5 stars in all the individual tests while accompanying a rollover risk of 9.8%. To further assist the structural integrity, it gets advanced safety features like the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, and Road Departure Mitigation as per the package selection. The list also includes the Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Information. Some of the features are:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Blind Spot Information (BSI)
Final Verdict

The TLX is Acura’s attempt at a market highly dominated by the Germans, and they’ve done a pretty good job at it. It is on par with its rivals in terms of its performance, convenience, and economy. Moreover, it is available at an affordable rate and in myriads of options. The range from practicality to sportiness, everything is sorted with this sedan. Therefore, the 2015 Acura TLX makes it to the wishlist quite easily. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$35500

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

144 cu in

horse power

206 hp @ 6800 rpm

torque

182 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Auto-Shift Manual w/Overdrive

dimensions
length

190.3 in

wheelbase

109.3 in

width

73 in

curb weight

3492 lbs

Height

57 in

Ground Clearance

5.8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

93.3 cu ft

cargo volume

13.2 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

24/29/35 mpg

highway range

602.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Acura TLX 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$31,917
5 Year Cost To Own
$48,843
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $48,843
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$4,476$2,712$2,217$2,484$2,169$14,058
Insurance$1,576$1,631$1,688$1,747$1,808$8,450
Fuel$2,252$2,319$2,389$2,461$2,534$11,955
Maintenance$272$811$630$1,228$1,906$4,847
RepairsNANANA$414$634$1,048
Financing Interest$1,717$1,380$1,022$639$231$4,989
Taxes and Fees$2,674$230$212$198$182$3,496
Total Cost-To-Own$12,967$9,083$8,158$9,171$9,464$48,843
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