2017 Acura TLX

Rating7.3

Ranked #9 in Compact Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$35,450 - $44,900

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Key Spec of 2017 Acura TLX
fuel economy

21/25/31

fuel type

Premium unleaded (recommended)

horsepower

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2017 Acura TLX Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Acura TLX is ideal for consumers who are looking for a clean, elegant design with, ample features inside the cabin. The TLX remains unchanged from the previous model year except for the addition of new color options. The 2017 Acura TLX is offered in three main trim levels: base, Technology and Advance.

With the TLX sedan, Acura is targeting the market occupied by the cars like BMW 3-series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, and Jaguar XE. But with its attractive pricing, the new TLX sedan sits perfectly among its competitors. The base 4-cylinder variant of the 2017 Acura TLX has a starting price of just under $33,000. The FWD variant with the V6 engine is just over $36,000 and fully loaded will be approximately $43,500. The V6 SH-AWD is priced around $42,500 and will cost you over $45,500 with the Advance Package.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Optional V6 engine's performance

Underwhelming Base Engine

The new TLX sedan comes unchanged

Well-crafted interiors

Small boot space

Pocket friendly price tag

Over All Rating

7.3

Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Features7.50
Engine and Performance6.50
Fuel Economy7.70
Interior7.60
Exterior6.80
Safety7.10
Competition7.00
Notable Rankings

#9 in Compact Sedan

#11 in Sedan


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Trims

Base$35,450 onwards

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Lane departure warning
  • Led headlights
  • Simulated leather upholster

Technology Package$36,050 onwards

  • 10-Speaker premium audio system
  • Blind-Spot monitoring
  • Climate control system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Rear cross traffic alert

Advance Package$42,700 onwards

  • Auto-Dimming & power-folding side mirrors
  • Heated outboard rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote engine start
  • Surround-View camera system
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Wireless device charging

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2018 Acura TLX6
Price Drop, $2286
Previous Price: $2228604 May 2022

2018 Acura TLX Technology Package

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

$20,000
Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,705.5 Below market
RMV: $25,705.5
Beaumont, TX
N/A
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2017 Acura TLX

2017 Acura TLX Sedan

Standard

$18,997
Est. $257/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,991 Below market
RMV: $23,988
Woodbridge, VA
N/A
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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
N/A
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2018 Acura TLX26

2018 Acura TLX Sedan

A-Spec Package

$25,995
Est. $352/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,589 Below market
RMV: $32,584
Ellicott City, MD
N/A
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2018 Acura TLX6
Price Drop, $930
Previous Price: $2529911 May 2022

2018 Acura TLX

4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$24,369
Est. $330/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,072.5 Below market
RMV: $30,441.5
Columbus, OH
N/A
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2018 Acura TLX20
Price Drop, $5
Previous Price: $2280010 Mar 2022

2018 Acura TLX Technology Package

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

$22,795
Est. $309/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,585 Below market
RMV: $28,380
Sacramento, CA
N/A
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2018 Acura TLX27

2018 Acura TLX Sedan

Technology Package

$24,298
Est. $329/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,662 Below market
RMV: $29,960
Valencia, CA
N/A
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2018 Acura TLX41

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec

A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

$23,995
Est. $325/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,977 Below market
RMV: $28,972
Bronx, NY
N/A
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2018 Acura TLX26
Price Drop, $2300
Previous Price: $2380016 Apr 2022
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2018 Acura TLX

4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)

$21,500
Est. $291/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,481 Below market
RMV: $25,981
Elizabeth, NJ
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Colors and Styles

2017 Acura TLX in San Marino Red color
San Marino Red

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

"The 2017 Acura TLX offers near-midsize sedan accommodations at a price that undercuts most of the compact segment." - Edmunds

The Acura TLX, like the other cars in its class, does have an available V6 engine. The base model's 4-cylinder engine produces 206 hp, while the V6 produces a whopping 290 hp. The 2017 TLX completes the 0-60 mph sprint in 7.2 seconds and the quarter-mile in 14.2 seconds.

The Acura TLX has a starting price of $32,000 and a max price of $45,000. When you compare the price of the Acura TLX to the price of its competitors, you'll see how affordable it is. Despite the fact that it lacks the nuances that the Germans provide, it still has a lot of value and will make a fantastic addition to the garage.


Features
7.5/10

"The 2017 Acura TLX has a composed ride, a quiet interior, and an energetic available V6 engine." - U.S News

Acura has taken care of consumers with the new TLX by allowing them to select from two different engine configurations. The owners can opt between a 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine with 206 hp or a 3.5L V6 engine with 290 hp. Buyers also have the option to select between FWD and AWD. The MSRP of the 2017 TLX Sedan starts from $33,000 and goes all the way up to $45,000 for the V6 engine and AWD system with the Advance Package. 

Trims Standard Technology Package Advance package
MSRP (Inline-4 FWD with P-AWS) $33,000 $36,050 N/A
MSRP (V-6 FWD with P-AWS) $35,450 $39,500 $42,700
MSRP (V-6 SH-AWD) NA $41,700 $44,900
Key Features 17-inch wheels Keyless entry for the rear doors Parking sensors
  Keyless entry and ignition Leather upholstery Automatic wipers Remote engine start ventilated front seats Heated outboard rear seats
  Dual-zone automatic Climate control A climate control system that compensates for sun direction Heated steering wheel wireless device charging
  Simulated leather upholstery Navigation Auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors
  Power-adjustable front seats. 10-speaker premium audio system Surround-view camera system and a heated windshield.
    Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.  

We Recommend 

To get a bang for your buck, we recommend going for the optional V6 motor which comes with the Advanced package as it offers a great combination of performance and a great array of features along with plush interiors and an exceptional driving experience.


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Engine and Performance
6.5/10

"The four-cylinder engine is refined, in the typical Honda way, and places less weight on the TLX’s nose, making the car feel lighter on its feet and more fun." - Car and Driver

2017 Acura TLX Engine and Transmission 

The 2017 Acura TLX sedan is powered by a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine as the baseline and a 3.5L V6 engine as an option. The 2.4L inline motor provides 206 horsepower, while the huge 3.5L V6 mill delivers 290 hp. The four-cylinder TLX has an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the V6 versions use a traditional nine-speed automatic transmission.

The 2017 Acura TLX offers two engine options

The base model falls slightly behind when compared to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4 Premium but stays ahead of the 2017 BMW 3 Series. In terms of price, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the most expensive in the range while the BMW 3 Series and Acura TLX are similar in terms of price. The Audi A4 sits in between the C Class and the 3 Seris.

Model

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017 BMW 3 Series

2017 Audi A4 Premium

MSRP

$33,000

$41,245 $34,445

$37,300

Engine

2.4L DOHC 16-Valve VTEC 4-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged I-4

2.0L Turbocharged I-4

2.0L TFSI I4 DOHC

Transmission

8-Speed Dual-Clutch

7-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

Power

206 hp @ 6800 rpm 241 hp @ 5550 rpm 180 hp @ 5000 rpm 252 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque

182 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm 273 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm 200 ft-lbs. @ 1250 rpm 273 ft-lbs. @ 1600 rpm

2017 Acura TLX Acceleration

The Acura TLX is a fast car even for the mid-size luxury standards. From a standstill, the TLX takes off to attain a 60 mph acceleration in 7.2 seconds. Further nailing down the accelerator, the car reaches the quarter-mile pole in 14.2 seconds. When it comes to acceleration, the Acura TLX falls slightly behind the competition with the fastest being the turbocharged C Class.

Models

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class 2017 BMW 3 Series

2017 Audi A4 Premium

0-60 MPH

7.2

6.2 sec

7.1 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter mile

14.2 sec

14.7 sec

15.7 sec

15.2 sec

Engine Displacement

2.4L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

The Acura has the higher displacement but the German competitors have the edge with their more powerful turbocharged power units. The V6 configuration of the TLX completes the 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds and finishes the quarter-mile in just 14.2 seconds.

2017 Acura TLX completes the 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds

2017 Acura TLX Braking

The Acura TLX's brakes are enormous. The front brakes are 12.6 inches long and the rear brakes are 12.2 inches long. Despite weighing less than the other cars, the Acura TLX fared worse than the larger automobiles in the competition. When you push down the paddle at 60 mph, it travels 121 feet to come to a stop.

Model

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017 BMW 3 Series

2017 Audi A4 Premium

Brake Front(in)

12.6

13 12.3 12.4

Brake Rear(in)

12.2

11.8 11.8 11.8

60-0 MPH (ft.)

121

131 123

105

2017 Acura TLX Ride and Handling

When it comes to driving characteristics, the 2017 Acura TLX sedan provides a mixed bag. While the 4-cylinder model of the automobile seems weak and unenthusiastic since it does not hurl the driver back in the seat while accelerating, the car delivers an exhilarating and thrilling driving experience with the V6 motor under the hood. When driving Front-Wheel Drive, the automobile has the sensation of throwing the tail out of the curve. However, with the All-Wheel Drive system, the driver feels more confident in the vehicle. The AWD version seems like a marriage made in heaven when combined with the V6.

The conventional 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox is smooth. This car's power delivery is as smooth as it gets. One feature that distinguishes the TLX is that instead of a shift lever, there are a few buttons that may be used to park and reverse the vehicle. It may feel clumsy at first, but it will grow on the driver over time. There are four driving modes available with the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS): Economy, Normal, Sport, and Sport+. The ride quality in this automobile is comfortable regardless of the setting selected by the driver.

Fuel Economy
7.7/10

With the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, the new TLX sedan offers a city gas mileage of 24 miles per gallon and on highway roads, it stretches out to 35 miles per gallon. The number drops for the V6 engine because of its massive output. 

Model

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class 2017 BMW 3 Series

2017 Audi A4 

MPG (city)

24

22

24

27

MPG (highway)

35

30

35

37

MPG (combined)

28

25

28

31

Tank Capacity(Gal)     17.2 gal 17.4 gal     15.8 gal     15.3 gal

Range(City/Highway/Combined)

413/602/481 Miles 418/574/470 Miles 379/553/442 Miles 383/505/428 Miles

When compared to the competition, the Audi A4 manages to outshine the rest with a combined 31 MPG while the BMW 3 series and Acura TLX are evenly matched at 28 MPG. The C Class falls behind the competition when it comes to economy. 

Interior
7.6/10

"Historically, Acura interiors are precisely tailored, closely detailed and intuitively user-friendly, and the 2017 TLX sedan maintains that appreciated tradition"- Kelley Blue Book

2017 Acura TLX Seating and Comfort

The Acura TLX is a standard 5-seater with three seats in the rear. If the center of the three back seats is vacant, you may pull out the armrest on that seat, which houses two cup holders. Because of the car's modest size, you would expect some concessions in legroom and headroom, but that is not the case here.

2017 Acura TLX Front Seats

Even taller individuals can sit comfortably in the rear cabin without banging their heads on the roof or forcing their knees into the front seats. All of the basic luxury amenities are included in the 2017 Acura TLX. Electric-adjustable seats, power windows, and a power sunroof are included.

Model

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017 BMW 3 Series

2017 Audi A4 Premium

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.2/57.5/42.6

37.1/55.3/41.7     40.3/55.1/42.0    

38.9/55.9/41.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

36.7/57.5/34.5

37.1/55.5/35.2     37.7/55.1/35.1    

37.4/54.5/35.7

The 2017 Acura TLX comes with all the essential luxury comfort features. It comes with power-adjustable seats, power windows, power sunroof. Every little bit to make you put less muscular effort. Some main interior features of the 2017 Acura TLX are:

  • 8-Way Power Driver and Front Passenger Seats
  • Bucket Front Seats
  • Height Adjustable Driver and Front Passenger Seats
  • Multi-level heating driver and front passenger seats
  • Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
  • Folder center armrest in rear seats
  • Rear ventilation ducts
  • Split-folding rear seatback
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Rear View Camera
  • Transmission, Cruise and Audio Controls on Steering Wheel
  • Climate Control
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Memorized Settings for 2 drivers

2017 Acura TLX Infotainment

In the center stack of 2017, Acura TLX is an 8-inch information screen. Below that is a 7-inch touch panel that controls the audio and secondary climate controls. The Acura TLX has a premium 10-speaker audio system. The main features of the infotainment system are:

  • 1 Subwoofer
  • 10 Total Speakers
  • 445 Watts Stereo Output
  • USB Connection
  • Auxiliary Audio input and USB with external media control
  • Satellite radio
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • Surround audio

2017 Acura TLX Cargo

Some may consider the 2017 TLX's storage to be mediocre. When compared to the competition, however, the TLX outperforms its competitors. With 13.2 cu.ft of room available, it's basically a matter of personal taste as to how much space you require. However, because this is a mid-size sedan, you may be considering using the TLX for a family vacation next summer.

Model

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017 BMW 3 Series

2017 Audi A4 Premium

Volume (cu.ft)

13.2

12.6 13.0

13.0

Exterior
6.8/10

"Acura’s 2017 TLX performance-luxury sedan might not stand out in a crowd but it is an elegant and handsome piece of work"- KBB

The 2017 Acura TLX performance-luxury sedan may not stand out in a crowd, but it is a stunning and magnificent work of art. The sharp lines ass to the sporty demnour of the sedan while the sculpted LED headlights and alloy wheels make it more exquisite. 

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Acura TLX Dimension and Weight

With a weight of about 3500 pounds, the TLX is somewhat heavier than the Audi A4 but far lighter than the C Class. Despite the fact that the TLX is 190 inches long and 73 inches broad. The Acura TLX is 57.0 inches tall and has a ground clearance of 5.8 inches, which is higher than its competitors. It is also wider than the competition. 

Model

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class 2017 BMW 3 Series

2017 Audi A4 

curb weight(lbs)

3483

3594 3295

3450

Length(in)

190.3

184.5 182.5

186.1

Width(in)

73.0

71.3 71.3

72.5

Height(in)

57.0

56.8 56.3

56.2

Ground clearance(in)

5.8

N/A

5..5

N/A

Wheelbase(in)

109.3

111.8 110.6    

111.0

Some major exterior features of the 2017 Acura TLX are:

  • One-touch power sunroof
  • Power glass sunroof
  • Rear Defogger
  • Remote Sunroof operation
  • Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • All-Season tires (P225/50R18 tires)
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Daytime running LED lights
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Traction control
  • Turn Signal Mirrors
Safety
7.1/10

The 2017 Acura TLX scored 5 stars in all the crash tests conducted by the NHTSA and achieved a top rating of good by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS). The 2017 Acura TLX comes packed with plenty of safety features. From the standard airbags to the notification alerts you get regarding the safety of the passengers, The 2017 TLX sedan offers a great array of safety features. Following are the standard safety features that come in this car -

  • Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE)
  • Dual-Stage
  • Front Seat Belt e-Pretensioner System — A A Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA ) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Location, Pressure Indicators, and Tire Fill Assist
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Theft-Deterrent System with Electronic Immobilizer
  • Tire Sealant and Repair Kit
Competition
7.0/10

2017 Acura TLX  Vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class is priced higher than the Acura TLX. The Mercedes also offers more power and has better acceleration with its turbocharged 2L inline-4 compared to the naturally aspirated 2.4 L power unit in the TLX. The C Class offers RWD as standard while the Acura TLX comes standard with FWD. Both cars have plenty of safety features while the Acura offers more amenities as standard when compared to the C Class. 

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

 2017 Acura TLX  Vs. 2017 BMW 3 Series

The 2017 BMW 3 Series and the Acura TLX are evenly matched in terms of price. The base variants for both the sedans have similar power output, the main difference in the drivetrain is that the 3 series offers RWD as standard while the TLX comes with FWD. Both cars offer AWD systems in higher variants. The BMW edges out the Acura in terms of build quality and materials used inside the cabin. 

2017 BMW 3 Series

2017 Acura TLX  Vs. 2017 Audi A4

Audi A4 has been on the market for almost two decades. The A4 is unquestionably the superior vehicle, but it is also the most expensive. With the word Premium in the title, you'd think it'd be expensive. When comparing the TLX to a premium vehicle such as the A4, the A4 may generate some more boxes on the list that the TLX may not tick. Both vehicles provide a unique experience.

2017 Audi A4 

 

Final Verdict

Acura attempts to join a market dominated by Germans with the new TLX by delivering something distinctive. Acura must think outside the box if it is to capture a portion of this market. However, the Acura TLX is not a terrible alternative if you want to save that extra $5,000. If you want to try something fresh and distinctive in this sector from a foreign manufacturer, go with the new TLX sedan.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$35450

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

212 cu in

horse power

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

267 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

190 in

wheelbase

109 in

width

73 in

curb weight

3585 lbs

Height

57 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

93.3 cu ft

cargo volume

13.2 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

21/25/34 mpg

highway range

584.8 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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