2023 Acura TLX

Starting MSRP 

$41,245

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Key Spec of 2023 Acura TLX
fuel economy

22/25/31

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Feature rich

Not very fuel efficient

The Acura TLX is a carry forward model for 2023

Availability of all-wheel drive for better driving experience

Touchpad controller for the infotainment system is not very user friendly

A more powerful Type S version is coming

ELS audio system is exceptional

2023 Acura TLX Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 27, 2022

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Now the 2023 Acura TLX is making its way into the market, and not much has changed, except this time it is coming with a TLX Type S PMC edition, which will be a more powerful version of the existing Acura TLX. The 2023 Acura TLX has an inline-4 turbocharged engine, which produces 272 horsepower. The car is offered in a front-wheel drive train. If you want to go for a more engaging drivetrain, then the option of all-wheel drive is also available. A ten-speed automatic unit is taking care of the transmission duty in the 2023 Acura TLX. The feel and feedback that the compact sedan provides will always keep the drivers happy and the affordability of the car over the German competition makes it a personal favorite of many people. The Acura will be available in a price bracket of $40,000 to $48,000 and will be competing against the likes of cars like BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Volvo S60, and Lexus IS 300.

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The Acura TLX is a car that is quite famous for its good demeanor. It is not ferocious as the German counterparts, but make no mistake, the car always wows the one behind its steering wheel with its controlled moves, great steering feel, proficient braking, and also its spacious cabin. The second generation of the Acura TLX was launched a few years back with a whole new addition of powertrains, reworked interiors and exteriors, better driver aids, and technological advancements. All this was available at a comparatively lower cost than the rivals, which was the USP of the car.


Features

The 2023 Acura TLX is hoped to be available in four trims namely Base, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance and this is not official as of now. All these models will have the availability of an all-wheel drive system as an addition. The price of the 2023 Acura TLX starts from $40,000 and goes up to $48,000 for the top-end model. The car is loaded with features that include an adaptive suspension, a blind spot monitoring system, ventilated seats, and a 10.2-inch infotainment system across various trims. For 2023, there will also be Type S and Type S PMC trims available for the sedan and these models will be performance oriented.

Trim

Base

Technology

A-Spec

Advance

MSRP 

$40,000 (est)

$43,000 (est)

$46,000 (est)

$48,000(est)

Key Features

10.2 inch infotainment system

Blind spot monitoring system

Sporty styling

Adaptive suspension

 

LED headlights with automatic high beam

Sound system with 13 speakers

Ventilated front seats

Rain sensing wipers

 

Heated exterior mirrors

Climate control linked via GPS

Black spoiler

Heated steering wheel

 

18-inch alloy wheels

19-inch alloy wheels

19-inch grey alloy wheels

19-inch alloy wheels

 

Heated front seats

Real-time traffic data enabled navigation system

Premium sound system with 17 speakers

Remote engine start

 

Satellite radio

Parking sensors

Ventilated front seats

Heated rear seats

We Recommend

Since there is no official announcement regarding the trims, a recommended trim is not possible as of now. But with the information we have and without considering the performance trims, the top-end Advance trim with an all-wheel drive system makes more sense. The adaptive suspension it has to offer will surely justify its price difference over the other trims.

Release Date

There is no official confirmation regarding the release date. However, the 2023 Acura TLX release date is expected to be slated by the end of this year.

Engine and Performance

The 2023 Acura TLX is going to be available in a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged configuration and the engine is good enough to produce a power of 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The car takes 5.9 seconds to hit the 60 mph mark and 14.5 seconds to do the quarter-mile run. The engines flat out at 164 mph. With the more powerful S and S PMC trims, the sedan will be equipped with a 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine good enough to produce a handsome power of 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. In both setups, a front-wheel drive is the standard powertrain, while an option of an all-wheel drive is provided along all the trims. Additionally, both engines come mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Model

2023 Acura TLX

2022 BMW 3 series

2022 Audi A4

2022 Volvo S60

2022 Lexus IS 300

MSRP

$40,000 (est)

$43,295

$40,995

$42,345

$40,200

Engine

2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder

2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder

2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder

2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder

2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

RWD

AWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

10 speed automatic

8 speed automatic

7 speed automatic

8 speed automatic

8 speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

255 hp @ 5000 rpm

201 hp @ 4200 rpm

248 hp @ 5400 rpm

241 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm)

280 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm

236 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

5.9 seconds

5.3 seconds

6.7 seconds

6.1 seconds

6.1 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

14.5 seconds

N/A

15.1 seconds

13.9 seconds

14.3 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

164 mph

155 mph

130 mph

N/A

143 mph

The closest rival for the 2023 Acura TLX will be the BMW 3 series and surely the German will be a worthy foe. When performance figures are considered, the 3 series does get the upper hand over the Acura TLX. The BMW takes 5.3 seconds to hit the 60 mph mark and this is 0.6 seconds quicker than the Acura TLX, but this comes in a bigger price range. The others in the segment are not to be considered lightly as well. The Volvo S60 and the Lexus IS 300 too are some fast cars and even though they fall behind the Acura by 0.2 seconds in the 0-60 mph mark, they have better quarter-mile results. All the cars have firmly established themselves in the market. 

2023 Acura TLX Ride and Handling

The Acura TLX is a bit slower when compared to some of its rivals in its basic four-cylinder engine format. The addition of an all-wheel drive system clearly brings in some advantages with better handling and road stability. However, the 10-speed automatic transmission is also a bit disappointing at lower speeds because of its tendency to shift earlier. Nonetheless, the all-wheel drive system in the car provides more control and the body rolls are well contained while cornering the car.

2023 Acura TLX Braking Performance

The 2023 Acura TLX has got a 13-inch brake rotor in the front as well as the rear. This does the stopping duty to make the 3709 lbs car stop without hesitation. The sedan does a decent job in the braking department and won’t steal away your confidence without giving proper feedback.

Model

2023 Acura TLX

2022 BMW 3 series

2022 Audi A4

2022 Volvo S60

2022 Lexus IS 300

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

13-inch

N/A

12.4 in.

13.6 in.

13.2 in.

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

13 inch

N/A

11.8 in.

12.6 in.

11.7 in.

Curb Weight (lbs)

3709 lbs

3582 lbs

3682 lbs

3784 lbs

3715 lbs

60-0 (-ft)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Volvo S60 is the closest rival to Acura in braking performance and Volvos are famous for their focus in safety. The Volvo has got a bigger front brake rotor and a slightly smaller rear brake rotor when compared to the 2023 Acura TLX. The Lexus IS 300 also has the same case as the Volvo, it has a bigger front brake rotor of 13.2 inches and a smaller rear brake rotor of 11.7 inches when compared to the Acura. The Audi A4, however, falls behind the Acura TLX in both front and rear brake size sections with brake rotor sizes of 12.4 inches and 11.8 inches, respectively.

Fuel Economy

The fuel efficiency of the 2023 Acura TLX is a little bit disappointing, and surely it is not a very frugal car. The car has a mileage of 22 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway, and combined mileage of 25 MPG. The competition offers better fuel efficiency than the Acura and the car is beaten up by almost all rivals when fuel efficiency numbers are taken into care. The overall range provided by the compact sedan is also on the lower side, it has a combined range of 421.35 miles which is the lowest in the segment.

Model

2023 Acura TLX

2022 BMW 3 Series

2022 Audi A4

2022 Volvo S60

2022 Lexus IS 300

MPG(city)

22 

26 

26 

26 

21 

MPG(highway)

31 

36 

34 

35 

31 

MPG(combined)

25 

30 

29 

30 

35 

Fuel capacity(gallons)

15.9 gallons

15.6 gallons

15.3 gallons

15.9 gallons

17.4 gallons

Range (City,highway, combined)

349.8/492.9/421.35 miles

405.6/561.6/483.6 miles

397.8/520.2/459 miles

413.4/556.6/485 miles

365.4/539.4/452.4 mile

The segment leader, when it comes to the fuel efficiency, will be the Lexus IS. With a combined mileage of 35 MPG it beats the Acura by a considerable difference of 10 MPG. All the other cars in the segment also have better mileage than the Acura. The BMW and Volvo have got 5 mpg more when compared in the combined mileage section, and in the case of the Audi A4, it is 4mpg better than the Acura TLX.

Interior

The interiors in the 2023 Acura TLX are very welcoming and the seats offer good comfort. Every kind of person can find a perfect driving position with the seating adjustments offered in the car. The tilt and telescopic steering wheel add to this advantage. The doors open widely and ingress and egress are easy. The rear row comfortability is on the lower side and tall folks will surely feel cramped in the backside of the car. Even though the Acura is more affordable than the competition that doesn’t reflect on the interior quality of the car. Synthetic leather upholstery is standard on all trims of the sedan and an option of genuine leather upholstery is also available. Good quality materials are used throughout the interiors. The infotainment system now comes with a trackpad, but the downside is that it is not very user-friendly. The car has got a cargo space of 14.3 cu-ft which is appreciable.

Model

2023 Acura TLX

2022 BMW 3 series

2022 Audi A4

2022 Volvo S60

2022 Lexus IS 300

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

37.2/58.2/42.4 inch

38.7/56/42 inch

37.3/55.9/41.3 inch

37.4/56.1/42.3

38.2/55.9/44.8

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

36.3/55/34.9 inch

37.6/54.6/35.2 inch

37.4/54.5/35.7

37.2/54.5/35.2

36.9/53.4/32.2

Cargo Capacity (cu.-ft)

14.3 cu.-ft

17 cu.-ft

12 cu.-ft

13.8 cu-ft

10.8 cu-ft

Now when compared with the competition, it is evident that the second row of the 2023 Acura TLX is a bit cramped. The BMW takes a prime position in the space department. The interior space each car offers is pretty close to one another. The cargo capacity in the Acura is good enough with a space of 14.3 cu-ft, but once again, the BMW 3 series become the segment winner with its lavish 17 cu-ft cargo capacity. The Audi A4, Lexus IS and the Volvo S60 have comparatively lesser cargo capacity when compared to Acura. 

Standout interior features of the 2023 Acura TLX include:

  • Ventilated and heated front seats
  • 12-way adjustable driver seat
  • Tilt and telescopic steering adjustment
  • Push Button start and proximity key
  • Illuminated glove box
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

How intuitive is the 2023 Acura TLX’s infotainment system?

Apart from the issue of the touchpad, the infotainment system on the 2023 Acura TLX works great. The maps provided with an integrated navigation system are crystal clear and are very easy to use. It comes with Android Auto and Apple Carplay but the wireless option is not available which is a bummer. The rear row misses out on USB ports, which is not a good thing considering the segment the car fits into.

Standout infotainment features in the 2023 Acura TLX are:

  • 7-inch multi-information display
  • Handsfree wireless telephone interface
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 10.2-inch HD center display
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Speed-sensitive volume control
Exterior

The Acura is definitely a good looking car with all those sharp lines and curves provided throughout the car. Surely, it is not macho as the German counterparts but neither is a bad looker. The sharp lines on the body, the headlights which go very well with the front grills, and the decently sized alloy wheels give the car quite a nice feel and the car will turn heads when it is out.

Talking about the dimensions, the Acura is 194.6 inches in length, 75.2 inches in width, and 56.4 inches in height. The ground clearance of the car will be 5.3 inches and the car comes with a wheelbase of 113 inches.

Model

2023 Acura TLX

2022 BMW 3 series

2022 Audi A4

2022 Volvo S60

2022 Lexus IS 300

Curb Weight (lbs)

3709 lbs

3582 lbs

3682 lbs

3784 lbs

3715 lbs

Length (in.)

194.6 in.

185.7 in.

187.5 in

187.4 in.

185.4 in.

Width (in.)

75.2 in.

71.9 in.

72.7 in.

72.8 in

72.4 in.

Height (in.)

56.4 in.

56.8 in.

56.2 in.

56.3

56.5 in.

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.3 in.

5.4 in.

5.2 in.

5.8 in.

5.5 in.

Wheelbase (in.)

113 in.

112.2 in.

111 in.

113.1 in.

110.2 in.

Considering the figures, we can see that the car is a sizable one in its segment. When rivals are considered, the Volvo S60 will be the closest to follow in the exterior department. The 3 Series and the Lexus IS fall behind the 2023 Acura TLX in the exterior dimension department. In the case of height comparison, all the cars mentioned here are almost identical. The Volvo S60 has the best ground clearance of 5,8 inches followed by the Lexus IS 300 and Acura with 5.5 inches and 5.3 inches respectively and the others in the segment share almost identical ground clearance.

Standout exterior features of the car include:

  • Body-colored front and rear bumper
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Light tinted glass
  • Approach lights
  • Lip spoiler
  • Programmable projector LED beam
Safety

The 2023 iteration of the sedan is expected to come with AcuraWatch safety feature as standard across all the trims, which provides a lot of driver assistance features. Adaptive cruise control is on offer but the system is a bit slow to respond and we expect the issue to be solved in this model. The safety ratings for the car are not yet available, but since the 2022 Acura TLX is rated 5 stars in the NHTSA ratings, we can expect a similar rating in the 2023 model also. Some of the standout safety features of the 2023 Acura TLX are:

  • Traffic jam assist
  • Vehicle stability assist
  • Front side collision mitigation
  • Electronic stability control
  • Side impact beams
  • Blind spot detection system
Competition

2023 Acura TLX vs BMW 3 Series

The driving feel and feedback the 3 Series provides is surely exceptional and is better than the Acura. However, the feature department is where Acura shines over the 3 series. The Japanese vehicle offers many standard features, which are optional in the BMW 3 Series. In the areas like cargo space and fuel economy, the 3 Series has got the upper hand but the Acura offers way more in the infotainment section. If you opt for value for money, then the Japanese should be your pick and if you opt for performance the German is the winner.

2023 Acura TLX vs Audi A4

The Audi A4 is a favorite in its segment. With the standard all-wheel drive and the spacious rear row, the car surely is a segment charm but when it comes to driving, the TLX offers a better driving experience altogether. Compared to the Acura, Audi’s cabin is roomier and its infotainment system gives a better user experience but the affordability of Acura over the Audi is still a very important deciding factor.

2023 Acura TLX vs Lexus IS

When comfort is considered, surely Lexus takes the top rank in the segment. Reliability, quality, fit and finish, all these departments both the cars go head to head and return excellent results. The TLX and Lexus IS 300 are identical competitors and brand favoritism will be the deciding factor here. 

2023 Acura TLX vs Volvo S60

Volvos are very famous for the safety net they are providing to their users and the S60 is not any exception. In the looks department though it will be the Acura TLX that wins the battle. But looks are subjective and there is not a clear winner here. But going through all the information mentioned here it is clear that the Acura is a better value for money when compared to the Volvo S60.

Final Verdict

If you are a value-for-money person, surely the 2023 Acura is a pick for you. The car offers a lot of features that are only optional on many rivals on a fair price bracket and also it is not a bad car either. It may not perform as temptingly as its rivals, especially the German counterparts, but what makes this car stand out is its all-around performance in every field. Once again, it is not the class-leading option when we consider it with the rivals, but the thing is that it gets the job done and also offers every feature in the segment. The build quality is also top-notch and the Japanese brands are famous for their reliability. Since the 2023 Acura TLX is a carry-forward model the question will be should you wait for it? If you want to go for the S model, then surely it will be worth the wait, otherwise, wait only if you want a model which is fresh out of the batch. So, if you are looking for a car in this segment that offers great value for money, don't look any further because the Acura is the car for you.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$41245

body style

dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

144 cu in

horse power

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

280 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

10-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

194.6 in

wheelbase

113 in

width

75.2 in

curb weight

3709 lbs

Height

56.4 in

Ground Clearance

5.3 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

93.4 cu ft

cargo volume

14.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/25/31 mpg

highway range

492.90 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

6yr./ 70,000 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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