Acura reestablishes its position as a competitor in the luxury sedan class with the new smooth and powerful Acura TLX.
In recent years, Acura’s sedan models have often been overshadowed by the brand’s more popular line of SUVs and the NSX supercar that has been blowing away car enthusiasts. However, in 2015 Acura released a new model of sedan, the TLX. The TLX is a mid-size luxury sedan that has proven to Acura’s closest competitors in this class—Audi and Infiniti— that Acura has the ingenuity to be to a contender. The 2017 Acura TLX has established itself as a daily commuter with remarkable engine-strength and smooth shifting, making it sort of a “diet” sports sedan. The Acura TLX is a great family sedan offering safety for the children and style for the driver. Overall, the TLX is the kind of addition to Acura’s sedan lineup that demonstrates the brand’s impressive diversity in engineering talent.
Bringing Style, Strength, and Safety
Acura has a reputation for equipping their vehicles with the latest high-tech systems, and the TLX is no exception. As a family style mid-size sedan, the Acura TLX is loaded with the brand’s newest active-safety features, such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and more.
Acura designers did a great job on the interior of the TLX by making a fairly small sedan feel quite spacious. The interior is also what gives this vehicle such a luxurious feel. The sport seats are crafted from Italian Milano leather and finished for a polished look and long-lasting durability. With a stiff body and Active Sound Control, the TLX provides a nearly silent ride geared toward passenger comfort. In addition, Acura managed to sneak an impressive amount of cabin storage into the TLX without sacrificing comfort.
Though this vehicle is built for safety and comfort, it shows up as a winner in the performance category as well. The 2.4L engine puts out 206 horsepower paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter. This results in a smooth and responsive ride that garners a combined fuel-efficiency rating of 28 mpg.
One of the things that makes the Acura TLX something for competitors to fear is the mid-size sedan’s modest price. At Acura Santa Barbara, our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is eager to walk you through the purchasing process and help you get into the new TLX, or any one of our extensive selection of Acura vehicles, as effortlessly as possible.
About Acura Santa Barbara
Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.