Acura has been struggling to generate the same excitement with their sedans ad they have achieved with their crossovers. The TLX replaces the TSX and TL, while offering all-wheel steering and a pair of new 8 and 9-speed transmissions. Reviewed by Ron Doron

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    • Mikeyy12 C.Lennz
      Mikeyy12 C.Lennz

      Trust me I drive these things everyday. I get paid to test drive em. Terrible company much like Honda to work for. But this TLX and mdx are evolutionary model cars. Other than the fact that they literally have the best awd system I've ever experienced when comparing to audi or even lexus. The only problem relies within the first 6 months of owning one. Alota air bag recalls come in. Be prepared to make sure that's covered when u buy. Other than that this is one of those cars I could drive hundreds of fast miles comfortably in, day in day out

      about 2 years ago
    • chigasaki06
      chigasaki06

      So what happens if you spill soda or coffee on that button gear selector?  Seems like they'll get stuck.  I prefer traditional gear selectors.

      about 3 years ago
    • Dinu G
      Dinu G

      Nice review...Ill add that to my list I guess.

      about 3 years ago
    • Ziffel22
      Ziffel22

      I used to own a 1995 Acura Legend and it was such a pleasure to drive. I've been considering this model since before it came out but have yet to pull the trigger.

      about 4 years ago
    • Detroit Ruffin
      Detroit Ruffin

      It's ok but i will stick with my 09 TL -SH-AWD

      about 4 years ago
    • waruilewi
      waruilewi

      TDS Ron, Alex on Autos and CNET Cooley make up the top three American car reviewers on YouTube. Thanks for putting this together.

      about 4 years ago
    • forrest travise
      forrest travise

      Buy a Honda accord EXL V6. lot cheaper, fast, and u get a spare tire.

      about 4 years ago
    • werbrown
      werbrown

      Nice review, thanks.

      about 4 years ago
    • Kevin KC
      Kevin KC

      Good review

      about 4 years ago
    • Junie B
      Junie B

      There isn't a tsx or tl anymore. ....

      about 4 years ago
    • xdodobrownx
      xdodobrownx

      +fissnated
      I'm an idiot that know what he likes. Go check the car out and sit in it before you start bashing. You obviously never drove or owned an Acura before. IDIOT. lol.

      about 4 years ago
    • S.T T.
      S.T T.

      Here is the problem with Honda-Acura. They make fantastic cars,everyone who ever driven Honda knows,that Honda means reliability,quality garnished with sport. And everybody is wondering why for God sake VW sells more cars,when they are not even half as reliable and exciting to drive than Honda. Why? Honda knows engineering,but knows NOTHING about marketing. VW develops DSG and in a week even the media in Somalia creates big fuzz about it. Not that its better than the one in Honda or Toyota. Just they pay huge amount of money for presentations,media coverage and marketing. And that gives impression to everyone,that VW is everywhere,their products are the best and they always have the latest and the greatest.Not even close. For near 3 years in one of the biggest BOSCH car services in Helsinki,i havent yet open Honda engine. Not just open,i havent seen one to come for repair in the service. They come for just oil,filter,brakes and belts change. Just for the last week i repaired 2 Skoda Octavia latest generation (water pump leaks) and Audi,VW are just like everyday patients. All is made of plastic. Water pump,cheap plastic..,collectors,cheap plastic..,fuel pumps,oil pumps..,cheap plastic. Fancy LED lights,fancy names and big fuzz in the local media is what sells these cars. They are not even close to Honda quality.
      +thedriversseat mentioned that Audi A4 would be the better competitor of TLX,but i wouldnt downgrade it so much,just cause its Audi. TLX can easily compete with A5 and even A6 when it comes to equipment and build quality. And whoever thinks,that Audi and VW are making good cars,just cause they have nice classic shape and the media doesnt get tired to blow superlatives about em,go take a trip to your nearest service and take a look inside. Have a coffee with some of the guys inside and ask them few things about Lexus,Acura,and VW.

      about 4 years ago
    • Theepan YouTube
      Theepan YouTube

      Nice Accord LOL.

      about 4 years ago
    • Fussinated
      Fussinated In reply to Theepan YouTube

      and you are another idiot

      about 4 years ago
    • xdodobrownx
      xdodobrownx In reply to Theepan YouTube

      Not even close. This car is so nice. I don't get why people don't like it.

      about 4 years ago
    • TryingToBeKind
      TryingToBeKind

      Hi Ron, it seems like this SH-AWD TLX gives you 95% or more of the Lexus GS350 AWD in luxury, quietness and performance, for a lot less $$$.  Is that true?  Are they really comparable?  Thanks!

      about 4 years ago
    • motaz1975
      motaz1975 In reply to TryingToBeKind

      +Bob Wilson ya cause nissan doesnt use the VQ series engine in 90% of there v6 applications. an archaic, very course v6 that is.

      about 3 years ago
    • Son37Lumiere
      Son37Lumiere In reply to TryingToBeKind

      +Bob Wilson
      High end my ass. And nope, my TL has a DOHC and so does the new NSX. Honda's inline 4 is also DOHC.

      about 3 years ago
    • Bob Wilson
      Bob Wilson In reply to TryingToBeKind

      no they are not all Nissans and Toyotas have high end twin cam motors, all Honda s and Acuras have that single cam Honda Odyssey engine thanks to Ohio Honda executives

      about 3 years ago
    • Son37Lumiere
      Son37Lumiere In reply to TryingToBeKind

      +Bob Wilson
      Many brands use the same engine in multiple models. Besides, those engines are tuned to each application.

      about 3 years ago
    • Bob Wilson
      Bob Wilson In reply to TryingToBeKind

      honda odyssey engine bro

      about 3 years ago
    • Euphorica
      Euphorica

      hp peak is generally high in the rpm range. its how it works. look at the equation for hp.  N/a engines will always have somewhat flat torque curves and higher peaking values.  Comparatively most factory turbo cars have quite a large amount of low end torque and lose it in the upper rev range...they still make peak hp up high though.

      about 4 years ago
    • Steve W
      Steve W

      It will be difficult to revive Acura with it's present management. They fail to comprehend that you sell the sizzle and not the steak!! They make good quality bland boring cars  (NSX excluded) and just refuse to get it!

      about 4 years ago
    • Steve W
      Steve W In reply to Steve W

      +james 699 The MDX always sold well but the Flagship  RLX doesn't usually get considered by most buyers. The NSX is a halo car that will enhance the Acura image but will sell in small numbers. In my opinion it is the dull styling holding them back from success as they make a quality product.

      about 4 years ago
    • james 699
      james 699 In reply to Steve W

      +Steve W Actually I would say Acura has been somewhat turning around. The new Mdx looks very nice, and this TLX is selling well, much better than TSX and TL combined from previous years. Once the NSX comes out, that will help also. So things are actually going up

      about 4 years ago
    • Fussinated
      Fussinated In reply to Steve W

      +Steve W
      "I will accept this stupidity if you are less than 10 years old"

      You already proved yourself as an idiot.

      "otherwise you need help!!"

      I know to make you realize that you are an idiot I need substantial help. After all, you are an idiot.

      about 4 years ago
    • Steve W
      Steve W In reply to Steve W

      +Fussinated
      I will accept this stupidity if you are less than 10 years old, otherwise you need help!!

      about 4 years ago
    • Fussinated
      Fussinated In reply to Steve W

      +Steve W
      You need a brain. 

      about 4 years ago
    • Realtime Reviews
      Realtime Reviews

      Great review man! Good lengthy review just needs to be more structured

      about 4 years ago
    • Realtime Reviews
      Realtime Reviews

      Please acura SHOW YOUR EXHAUST TIPS!!!

      about 4 years ago
    • Fussinated
      Fussinated In reply to Realtime Reviews

      +chigasaki06
      "it looks sportier"

      They are just hollow tubes. There is nothing sporty about them.

      "just like every other sports sedan in the class"

      If you wanted Acura to be like other sports sedans, what is the point to call it as Acura but not a BMW, or Audi? If only people would have the sensibility enough to consider Acura is engineered superior to European junk, :). 

      about 3 years ago
    • chigasaki06
      chigasaki06 In reply to Realtime Reviews

      +Fussinated it looks sportier....just like every other sports sedan in the class.

      about 3 years ago
    • Fussinated
      Fussinated In reply to Realtime Reviews

      Why? do you have some phallic attachment to exhaust tips.

      about 4 years ago