2019 Acura TLX

MSRP $33,000 - $45,950

Ranked #10 in Midsize Sedan

7.0

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2019 Acura TLX Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 16, 2021

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The new Acura TLX is more than a sports sedan, the thriving design philosophy has leveled up the overall outlook of the car. Splendid cabin comfort and loaded tech features rejuvenate the 2019 model. The front bodywork gets bejeweled headlights with an attention-grabbing grille. Acura has built the latest TLX line-up inbuilt on UB1 chassis code. The recent facelift cultivated many changes in the exterior fascia and infotainment. 

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Pros

Potent engine

Sleeker body design lends it a very pleasing look

Highly fuel-efficient

A plethora of advanced safety features

Stellar interior packaging!

Cons

Dimwitted gearbox, there’s a substantial lag during downshifts

Not as engaging to drive as its rivals

What's New?

Minor updates on the exterior

New safety features

New engine in the top trim


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

126 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

206 hp @ 6800 rpm

torque

182 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

8 speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

109.3 in.

length

190.7 in.

width

73 in.

height

57 in.

curb weight

3505 lbs.

ground clearance

5.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

93.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.3 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6 sec.

zero to 100 mph

14.2 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

5.9

standing 1/4-mile

14.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/27/33 mpg

highway range

516.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

6 yr./ 70,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$33,000 onwards

Base 3.5$36,200 onwards

Technology Package$36,700 onwards

SH-AWD$38,200 onwards

A-Spec$39,400 onwards

A-Spec Red$39,400 onwards

Technology Package 3.5$40,100 onwards

SH-AWD w/Technology Package$42,100 onwards

A-Spec Red 3.5$42,800 onwards

A-Spec 3.5$42,800 onwards

Advance Package$43,950 onwards

SH-AWD A-Spec Red$44,800 onwards

SH-AWD A-Spec$44,800 onwards

SH-AWD w/Advance Package $45,950 onwards

Colors and Styles

2019 Acura TLX in Majestic Black Pearl color
Majestic Black Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.3

Engine and Performance

6.8

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

7.9

Exterior

5.0

Safety

8.8

Competition

7.5

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.0

Overall Rating


For 2019 you get to choose from 5 trim levels. All levels pack exciting features and a premium interior for absolute passenger comfort. The 2019 Acura TLX competes with Kia Stinger and Genesis G70, among others. The new sedan equips a 2.4L turbocharged engine and an 8-speed automatic. You can enjoy the thrill of driving a performance sedan at ease. The safety aspect of the car has come a long way. The new TLX is adding multiple advanced driver assistance technologies to its profile to ensure a safe and engaging drive quality.


6.8/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.9/10
Interior

5.0/10
Exterior

8.8/10
Safety

7.5/10
Competition


2019 Acura TLX Features

The 2019 TLX offers four major trims with premium features and a potent powertrain. The new A-Spec package resonates with sporty vibes while other models look premium. Steering the new sedan is easier and more accurate with rear-wheel steer control. Some standout features like a panoramic sunroof, jewel-eye LED headlights and an integrated dynamics system are also offered. A range of advanced safety features keeps the passengers safe and improves overall driving quality.

Trim

Standard

Technology Package

A-Spec

Advance Package

MSRP

(Inline-4 FWD)

$33,000

$36,700

$39,400

N/A

MSRP

(V6 FWD)

$36,200

$40,100

$42,800

$43,950

MSRP 

(V6 AWD)

$38,200

$42,100

$44,800

$45,950

Key Features

Sports seats with leatherette upholstery

Same features as standard with added

Same Features as Technology package with added

Same features as A-Spec package with added

 

Rear-wheel steering in FWD configuration only

Milano Perforated sports seats

Dark Chrome Grille and lighting details

Puddle-type welcome lights

 

Electronic Power-Assisted rack and pinion steering

Electrically dimming IRVM

Rear Decklid Spoiler

Rectangular LED fog lamps

 

Power Moonroof

Cornering Lamps

Round LED fog lights

Auto-dimming side mirrors

 

Jewel Eye LED Headlights

   

Advanced Driver aids

 

Integrated Dynamic System

     
 

Latest infotainment with 8-speaker audio system

     

Which trim should you buy?

The price difference between trim levels is worthy enough. Taking into consideration the price to features ratio, the mid-level Technology Package is a good choice. It comes with choices of both FWD as well as AWD. The model adds all the standard features and premium Milano leather-trimmed seats and added advanced driver aids. Making it one of the most feature-loaded cars in the segment. And giving it value for the asked money.

2019 Acura TLX Engine and Performance

6.8/10

The 2019 Acura TLX gets two engine options according to customer requirements. The base inline-4 engine is coupled with 8-speed Automatic transmission. It produces 206hp and 182lb-ft of torque. A more powerful V6 engine is also on the block to choose from which produces 290hp and 267lb-ft torque. All engines are configured to a standard front-wheel-drive setup with an optional AWD setup. 

The V6 is coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission and gets a Super Handling AWD system capable of sending power to a single wheel if needed. The acceleration capability of TLX stands neck to neck with the competition. The sedan can sprint 0-60 MPH in 7.1 seconds with the base engine underneath. It can cover the same benchmark in 5.7 seconds with the V6 block.

Models

2019 Acura TLX

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Genesis G70

2019 INFINITI Q50

MSRP

$33,995

$31,900

$34,900

$35,550

Engine

2.4L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Power

206 hp @ 6,800 RPM

255 hp @ 6,200 RPM

252 hp @ 6,200 RPM

208 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque

182 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.1

6.0

6.0

7.0

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

N/A

14.6

14.6

15.4

Top-Speed (MPH)

130

130

130

130

This class of sedans showcases some interesting power numbers and acceleration. The fastest of the lot are Kia Stinger and Genesis G70. But, with the V6 powerhouse underneath, the TLX can sprint the best-in-class 0-60 MPH. A good power-weight ratio delivers impressive power and steady thrust. It accelerates fast and power is put down the wheels very efficiently.

How well does the 2019 Acura TLX handle?

Handling is one of the most impressive points of any Acura car. Their flagship sedan equips a standard front-wheel-drive setup. The FWD is complemented with rear-wheel steering that improves agility and handling while reducing the turning circle. And this makes Acura easy to maneuver in the city. Acura has a tight body control due to its good suspension setup and this gives confidence on highways

Though, if you are looking for something robust on all road conditions, the all-wheel-drive trim level is the one to go for. The system can send power to all wheels individually that generates desired traction on all road types. Also, the A-Spec package comes with re-tuned suspension and steering for confident handling and a sporty outlook. It significantly improves the already good handling of this car. Even at very high speeds, the car feels in control with a minimum wobble. 

2019 Acura TLX Braking Performance

Braking is another paradigm important to sedans, especially high-speed sports sedans like the 2019 Acura TLX. Acura has ensured top-notch performance and athletic handling. The TLX gets a high-performance disc braking system ensuring good stopping power without any loss of traction.The front wheels get 12.6-inch disc rotors, while the rear gets a 12.2-inch rotor size. Performance packages offer a more dynamic and intelligent setup. The new TLX weighs around 3616 pounds, lighter than the previous-gen.

Models

2019 Acura TLX

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Genesis G70

2019 INFINITI Q50

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.6

12.6

12.6

12.6

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.2 

12.4

12.4

12.1

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,505

3,649

3,516

3,671

60-0 MPH (feet)

N/A

185 (70-0)

N/A

N/A

The new Acura TLX is on the lighter side of the class. The braking system is effective and facilitates minimum stopping distance. Competitors like Kia Stinger and Genesis G70 feature bigger disc rotors, but the stopping distance is not that impressive due to heavy curb weight. 

2019 Acura TLX Fuel Economy

5.0/10

Good fuel economy implies a more efficient engine, better economy, and longer driving range. The new TLX Sedan delivers a combined mileage of 27 MPG. The sedan is most suitable for city driving as it is very efficient, delivering 33 MPG in cities. Acura TLX equips a big 17.2-gallon fuel tank to make your long weekend getaway plan a success. 

Models

2019 Acura TLX

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Genesis G70

2019 INFINITI Q50

MPG (City)

23

22

21

23

MPG (Highway)

33

29

28

30

MPG (Combined)

27

25

23

25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

17.2

15.9

15.8

20

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

396/568/464

350/461/398

332/442/363

460/600/500

The best-in-class driving range is delivered by INFINITI Q50, thanks to its massive 20 gallons fuel tank. The Acura TLX offers great city mileage of 23MPG and the best-in-class combined efficiency of 27MPG. A bigger fuel tank than competitors like Kia Stinger and Genesis G70 leads to a longer driving range. Acura has a good combined range of 464 miles which is almost as good as 500 miles of the Infiniti Q50.

2019 Acura TLX Interior

7.9/10

The interior space of the 2019 Acura TLX can comfortably accommodate five. Acura has added premium elements with sporty accents to bring out a unique look and feel. The seats are sports bucket-type covered in leatherette material. It comes with a heating and ventilating feature to ensure absolute comfort at all times. If you will look into the dimensional superiority of TLX, it is highly spacious with enough legroom for rear occupants as well.

After the generation upgrade, TLX has managed to establish itself as a typical Acura offering! A whole new infotainment system with the latest connectivity options dominates the center fascia. A wide range of creature comforts like automatic climate control, lumbar support, power-adjustable seats, and an automatic moonroof is also available. The higher trim levels like Technology and A-Spec Package resonate with fancier amenities.

Models

2019 Acura TLX

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Genesis G70

2019 INFINITI Q50

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.2/57.5/42.6

37.2/55.9/44.8

38.2/56.3/42.6

39.7/56.4/42.6

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

36.7/55.4/34.5

36.7/53.4/32.2

36.9/54.6/34.8

36.9/54.8/36.4

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

14.3

23.3

10.5

13.2

All cars in this class offer a passenger capacity of five. The front and rear row offers a spacious outcast with better legroom and headroom than competitors. On the block, the INFINITI Q50 gets the best legroom and headroom for both front and rear occupants. But it is the Kia Stinger that has the highest cargo capacity followed by Acura TLX. While Genesis G70 has the least cargo space. Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • Heated front sport seats
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Leatherette seats
  • Memory settings, including driver seat, ORVM’s, and HVAC

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The TLX includes an engaging infotainment system inside to ensure a joyous ride. The latest entertainment amenities include dual LCD monitors at the front. It includes an Acura Premium Audio System with a 7-speaker sound setup. Latest connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto helps in faster and hassle-free connectivity. 

It also offers Pandora compatibility, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, iPod integration, Bluetooth audio streaming, and speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC). Steering-wheel-mounted controls ease-out accessibility to media and maintain driver focus on the road. Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • 2 LCD monitors
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • Premium 7-speaker Acura Audio system
  • Steering-wheel mounted controls
  • Speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio

2019 Acura TLX Exterior

5.0/10

The first gaze at the 2019 Acura TLX is refreshing. Acura has managed to make the body sleeker and focused on making the design premium. The sporty approach is taken with massive 17-inch 10-spoke Pewter Gray Aluminum alloy wheels. It gives an angle to the enthusiast with body-colored front and rear bumper with chrome side window trim. 

The front grille is finished in Black with a chrome surround. An automatic moonroof takes care of every window of freedom when crossing the countryside. LED jewel-type headlights are the crown of the new TLX. The added rear LED brake lights and taillights along with dual-exhaust outlets look very proportionate.

Models

2019 Acura TLX

2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Genesis G70

2019 INFINITI Q50

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,505

3,649

3,516

3,671

Length (inches)

191.7

190.2

184.4

189.6

Width (inches)

73.0

73.6

72.8

71.8

Height (inches)

57.0

55.1

55.1

57.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.8

N/A

5.1

5

Wheelbase (inches)

109.3

114.4

111.6

112.2

The lightest sedan in the class is Acura TLX, followed by Genesis G70 and Kia Stinger. The length of the TLX is maximum with the best height and ground clearance. Japanese engineering describes a whole new approach to design and modernism. LED strip headlights and massive alloy wheels add character to the sedan. Some of the standout exterior features are as follows:

  • 17-inch 10-spoke Pewter Gray aluminum-alloy wheels
  • High-Performance all-season tires
  • Strip-LED headlights
  • Black front grille with chrome surrounds
  • Chrome-finished dual exhaust tips

2019 Acura TLX Safety

8.8/10

Safety has been one of the topmost priorities of Acura, with changing needs and better technology inside. The Japanese automaker has crafted a wide range of advanced driver aids to ensure a safe and comfortable ride. This makes Acura one of the most advanced cars in the segment. 

Built on a robust chassis along with a potent powertrain, the body stays firm during crashes. The car has been tested for its crashworthiness by top rating agencies like NHTSA and IIHS. Its performance during a crash is very trustworthy. Acura combines great mechanicals with advanced sensors all around the car to give drivers feedback and a sense of security. Some of the highlighted advanced features on offer are as follows:

  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Tire specific low tire pressure warning system
  • Optional blind-spot monitoring system
  • Distance pacing w/traffic stop-go/ Dynamic cruise control.

2019 Acura TLX Competition

7.5/10

2019 Acura TLX vs 2019 Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger outperforms Acura TLX with its staggering acceleration and better power output. The interior space of Acura TLX is more tech-savvy and comes with a premium seating arrangement. Interior space is similar in both cars. The exterior design of Stinger is on the sporty side, while that of TLX is a mix of premium and sports vibes. Both sedans offer a range of advanced safety features and get an updated infotainment setup. The Kia Stinger is a bit cheaper than the base model of Acura TLX.

2019 Acura TLX vs 2019 Genesis G70

Genesis has stepped into a futuristic approach while crafting its latest G70. Acura TLX gets a more holistic approach with design and practicality. After the generation upgrade, TLX looks more appealing. In terms of power, the G70 marks its superiority. The Acura TLX is dimensionally more supreme than the Genesis G70 inside out. The efficiency of the TLX is much better than the G70. Both cars equip a plethora of advanced driver aids and modern-age amenities.

2019 Acura TLX vs 2019 INFINITI Q50

Both sedans deliver similar power output. Though, the base TLX equips a 2.4L block, whereas the Infiniti Q50 gets a 2.0L Turbo powerhouse. The exterior arena is managed sweetly by both competitors. A good balance between performance and premium vibes is felt. A more engaging drive experience can be expected from the A-Spec Package of TLX, all credits to re-tuned suspension and steering. Both cars get the latest connectivity features and premium audio system. They are added with advanced driver assistance technologies. Blind-spot monitoring is optional in Acura TLX.

2019 Acura TLX Final Verdict

Buying the new Acura TLX can be a good choice, the 2019 model comes with minor changes over the generation upgrade. A wide range of options is available for you at all price ranges. Better driving experience and new entertainment facilities are a part of the 2019 line-up. The cabin is comfortable and spacious and hosts a series of creature comforts. Lastly, you can sit back and enjoy every ride with a bevy of advanced driver aids, constantly enhancing drive quality and boosting confidence. It definitely leads in the class and offers good value for money. 

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