This is AutoAcademics' review of the 2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD with the Advance package. With loads of tech, "edgy" driving dynamics, and attractive styling, has this TL and TSX replacement given Acura its swagger back?

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    • T.E.M. 4491
      T.E.M. 4491

      I hate the idol shut off function. Sounds like an electric car.

      about 2 months ago
    • mccraejoey82
      mccraejoey82

      does it have automatic start I live in Jersey I need to start my car while I'm in the house

      about 5 months ago
    • Will Serrano
      Will Serrano

      Let the Legend and the Integra go! Lmao

      about 10 months ago
    • SkylineZ
      SkylineZ

      Ugly!

      about 1 year ago
    • DaOldSchoolRapLova96
      DaOldSchoolRapLova96

      You mind me of my older cousin junior who used to be in the air force haha. He's in Las Vegas

      about 2 years ago
    • DaOldSchoolRapLova96
      DaOldSchoolRapLova96 In reply to DaOldSchoolRapLova96

      AutoAcademics no problem man lmao! You're funny for that one

      about 2 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to DaOldSchoolRapLova96

      Chris said he must be a really nice looking guy! LOL Thanks for watching, DaOldSchoolRapLova96!

      about 2 years ago
    • mccraejoey82
      mccraejoey82

      these are not better looking then the old 2009-2014 tl

      about 2 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to mccraejoey82

      We think the 2009-2014 TLs looked decent, too, but quite a few of us at AutoAcademics like this new body style better. We do still appreciate your comments, mccraejoey82. LOL Thanks for watching!

      about 2 years ago
    • B S
      B S

      Acura failed with this car. They're so ugly, inside and out. Hoping the new GM turns the brand around -- they're too soft & boring/bland now. The TLX is as vanilla as it gets. Acura should be rwd standard with optional awd, not that fwd garbage.

      about 3 years ago
    • Mack Threadkell
      Mack Threadkell In reply to B S

      Cayden Michael no, go. Away.

      about 1 year ago
    • CKPHH
      CKPHH

      Why hating on the grill, it looks perfectly fine.

      about 3 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to CKPHH

      +CKPHH We actually like the grill on the 2015 TLX. It was just some of the earlier iterations on the '09 TL, '07 MDX, and '09 TSX that we questioned. But all is good again....at least in our eyes. LOL Thank you for your comments, CKPHH, and thanks for watching, too!

      about 3 years ago
    • Nathan Adams
      Nathan Adams

      I like your style and the music was a nice touch. I sell Acuras and I have overcome some of my clients' objections regarding the jerky 9-speed by switching them to the SH-AWD version. It seems to soak up any excessive force from the powertrain. Also it gives the car some real performance benefits which enthusiasts should appreciate. Unfortunately people don't seem to care about cars that much these days. Acura really pushes the boundaries of engineering and performance yet people get Lexuses (Lexi?) because they are cooler or have more swag... Acura is changing that now and the new NSX will build our brand back up. I'm excited. Good review.

      about 3 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to Nathan Adams

      +Nathan Adams Thank you very much, Nathan Adams. We appreciate the kind words and your comments. Acura caught our attention again with this TLX. Let's hope the trend continues. Thanks for watching!

      about 3 years ago
    • Eliceo Herrera-Flores
      Eliceo Herrera-Flores

      Great thorough review! Just test drove the 2.4l 4 cylinder version and  drove great but not fond of the dual screens.

      about 3 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to Eliceo Herrera-Flores

      @Eliceo Herrera-Flores Thank you for the kinds words, Eliceo! We haven't had an opportunity to drive the 4-cylinder with the dual-clutch transmission yet. Should be pretty nice and Chris (our host) said that he kept wanting to touch the top screen, wondering why it was so far away, until he became more accustomed to the car. LOL Thanks for watching!

      about 3 years ago
    • specialforce209
      specialforce209

      I hope the gear selector is water proof being that it's next to cup holders

      about 4 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to specialforce209

      @specialforce209 LOL We honestly have no idea, specialforce209. Thanks for watching!

      about 4 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics

      We're sorry the music level bothered you so much, +OneOfOne.  We do appreciate you watching, though.

      about 4 years ago
    • Gloria Lawrence
      Gloria Lawrence In reply to AutoAcademics

      Great video! You can make almost any car appealing, and you know what kind of car I like.

      about 4 years ago
    • OneOfOne
      OneOfOne

      the music in your reviews is too loud.

      about 4 years ago
    • Fussinated
      Fussinated

      TLX made a recall on V6 models using 9 Speed ZF transmission that is the only major German part on TLX. The 8 Speed Acura built DCT with Torque converter working perfectly fine, though. There is your German engineering for you in comparison to Japanese Engineering. If the situation is reversed the Japanese engineer designed those faulty transmissions would have committed HAR-KIRI, while the German engineer may go and start working for Hyundai or Kia .. IF they admitted/he admitted his mistakes/unethical conduct.

      about 4 years ago
    • Fussinated
      Fussinated In reply to Fussinated

      @Coraga 1 Yeah! major German Engineering for you ... movie on.  

      about 4 years ago
    • Fussinated
      Fussinated In reply to Fussinated

      @Coraga 1 Yes,   "German Engineering" 

      about 4 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to Fussinated

      @Fussinated Thanks for sharing, Fussinated. And thanks for watching, too!

      about 4 years ago
    • Johnathon Butler
      Johnathon Butler

      great review

      about 4 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to Johnathon Butler

      @Johnathon Butler Thanks a lot, Johnathon Butler. And thanks for watching, too!

      about 4 years ago
    • Didimo Bautista
      Didimo Bautista

      Never heard about this channel before. Good and solid review.

      about 4 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to Didimo Bautista

      @Didimo Bautista Thank you, Didimo Bautista. And thanks for watching, too!

      about 4 years ago
    • aquateen77723
      aquateen77723

      I'm concerned about the transmission push buttons. I could just see a little kid say "Hey, mommy, what's this?" *presses button.....CRASH!!*

      about 4 years ago
    • Undead Skill
      Undead Skill In reply to aquateen77723

      Same thing can happen with a regular stick shifter.

      about 5 months ago
    • Hemi Lyfestyle
      Hemi Lyfestyle In reply to aquateen77723

      @aquateen77723 LOL

      about 4 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to aquateen77723

      @aquateen77723 As with all current gear selectors, the brake pedal needs to be depressed prior to the vehicle disengaging park, so it would only be slightly more accessible than a traditional gear lever. Hope that helps, aquateen77723. Thanks for watching!

      about 4 years ago
    • fsugrad03
      fsugrad03

      Acuras used to be sharp, and sporty, but they've lost their way. The TL was their best car by far. This TLX is a head scratcher!

      about 4 years ago
    • fsugrad03
      fsugrad03 In reply to fsugrad03

      @AutoAcademics thanks AutoAcademics! Keep up the great reviews!!

      about 4 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to fsugrad03

      @fsugrad03 We agree that their designs had lost their way, and we weren't so sure about the aesthetics of the TLX, that is until we spent some time with it. It's still polarizing here at AutoAcademics, but Chris said it wore on him over the time he had it and then he actually began to appreciate it, and dare we say even like it. The car drives well and you get a lot of premium appointments and tech for the price when compared to some of the brands in its price range. Overall, this is one of those cars that people will have to experience to see what it offers.

      about 4 years ago
    • Nytetime6
      Nytetime6

      Good review, well spoken

      about 4 years ago
    • AutoAcademics
      AutoAcademics In reply to Nytetime6

      @TheMa5cmpb Thank you, TheMa5cmpb. And thanks for watching, too!

      about 4 years ago
    • psdude23
      psdude23

      They need to change the grill.

      about 4 years ago
    • Hemi Lyfestyle
      Hemi Lyfestyle In reply to psdude23

      @psdude23 thought i was the only one

      about 4 years ago