2023 Acura TLX Review with Photos & Specs


Key Features

  • Starting at $39,850 MSRP**
  • Standard 2.0-liter Turbo (272 horsepower / 280 lb-ft of torque) or available 3.0-liter Turbo (355 horsepower / 354 lb-ft of torque) paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Available rear-biased Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
  • Ultra-rigid body structure and advanced chassis with double-wishbone front suspension
  • Standard AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Luxurious interior developed under the theme of “Dual Personal Cockpit”
  • Optional True Touchpad Interface™ featuring a high-mounted 10.2-inch HD display and console-mounted touchpad
  • Available award-winning Acura ELS STUDIO 3D® premium audio system including four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers and Twin Telford™ subwoofer


About the Acura TLX

In the storied history of the Acura nameplate, the dynamic TLX remains the most agile, best-appointed, and sharpest-handling sedan the brand has ever offered. The TLX features bold styling, your choice of two turbocharged engines, a reinspired interior, and an array of innovative new tech features to enhance your drive. In other exciting news, the legendary TLX Type S high-performance model is back after a 10-year hiatus with an exclusive 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine and torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™. Using domestic and globally sourced parts, the Acura TLX is manufactured exclusively at the company’s Marysville, Ohio with engine production happening at the Anna, Ohio engine plant. When it comes to midsize luxury sedans, the competition simply cannot match the strengths of the proven Acura TLX.

What the Critics Say

Inside, the TLX has an expressive design that highlights its sporty character. These include attractive analog gauges and a prominent rotary drive-mode selector in the middle of the dashboard. Solidified by Acura’s excellent build quality, the TLX also boasts nicer cabin materials than its predecessor, including open-pore wood and real aluminum.” – Car and Driver

A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard, and it acquits itself well against rival powerplants in the Audi A4, Genesis G70, Lexus IS and Volvo S60. For more power and performance, the racy TLX Type S provides a turbocharged V6, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, and handling improvements to ensure it can run with similarly fortified competitors.” – Edmunds


What’s New for 2023

While the Acura TLX does return for 2023 essentially unchanged from last year, there are two key perks that drivers will now receive. All 2023 TLX models now come standard with two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance along with three years of complimentary access to AcuraLink connected services. Bolstering its already impressive value, it’s easy to see why midsize luxury sedan shoppers continue to choose the Acura TLX.

Acura TLX Features


Bold Design

True to its iconic heritage, the bold exterior appearance of the Acura TLX emphasizes both athletic handling and powerful performance. Compared to the prior generation, the latest model features a 3.7-inch longer wheelbase, a 2.2-inch wider body with wider front and rear tracks (+1.2 inches and +1.6 inches, respectively), and a lower roofline. Other striking characteristics of the exterior include Jewel Eye® LED headlights with four LED elements and bright-white “Chicane” LED daytime running lights. The popular A-Spec sport package returns as well, offering drivers a collection of distinctive sport appearance upgrades inside and out. For a truly track-inspired look, TLX Type S models include a rear decklid spoiler, aggressive front splitter, rear diffuser, and large quad exhaust outlets.


Exhilarating Performance

Drivers will have their choice of two potent turbocharged engines on the Acura TLX. Standard power comes from a 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged engine with VTEC, paired with a responsive 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift. Delivering a total of 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, this engine represents a sizable gain over the prior-gen naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder. Powering the race-inspired TLX Type S is a muscular 3.0-liter, 24-valve, DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged V6 which produces 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. The new body and chassis design has resulted in a 50 percent increase in global torsional stiffness. With engineering taken from the NSX supercar, the TLX also receives a highly sophisticated electric-servo brake system for maximum stopping power.


Tech-Focused Cabin

Crafted with the concept of “Dual Personal Cockpit” in mind, the interior of the Acura TLX places emphasis on both the driver and front passenger. Examples of premium materials available inside the cabin include real aluminum, open-pore wood, and full-grain Milano leather. In terms of infotainment, the TLX is offered with an available 10.2-inch HD display and a console-mounted touchpad with “Absolute Position” mapping. Drivers can also access the latest generation of AcuraLink™ with in-vehicle 4GLTE Wi-Fi to stay connected throughout the trip. Every TLX also comes standard with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies including new features like Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Driver Awareness Monitor, and Traffic Jam Assist (TJA).

Acura TLX Packages


Technology Package

Cutting-edge features deliver a connected experience to fit any digital life. Available on all TLX models



  • 19-inch Sparkle Silver Metallic Interwoven Wheels
  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • Moonroof with Tilt and Slide Function


  • Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching
  • Iconic Drive™ Ambient LED Cabin Lighting (27 Themes)
  • Active Sound Control

Media & Connectivity

  • AcuraLink® Connected Services
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • ELS STUDIO® Premium Audio System with 13 Speakers
  • Acura Navigation System with 3D view
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Street and Freeway Conditions
  • 10.2-inch HD Dual-Content Center Display
  • 7-inch Color Multi-Information Display (MID)

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Advanced Pedestrian Detection
  • Adaptive Cruise Control w/Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System

A-Spec® Package


More aggressive exterior and interior styling with choice of Black Alcantara® or Red Leather interior. Requires Technology Package.



  • 19-inch Shark Gray Interwoven Wheels
  • Sport Appearance Exterior Package
  • Gloss Black Decklid Spoiler
  • A-Spec Badging on Front Fenders and Trunk


  • Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather and Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Exclusive Red Interior Color Option
  • Geometric Patterned Brushed Aluminum Trim
  • GPS-Linked Climate Control

Media & Connectivity

  • ELS STUDIO 3D® Premium Audio System with 17 Speakers including 4 Highline™ Overhead Speakers

Advance Package


A sophisticated suite of human-centric enhancements elevates comfort and awareness. Requires Technology Package.



  • Adaptive Damper System


  • 19-inch Pewter Gray Metallic Machine-Finished Interwoven Wheels
  • Remote-Operated Windows and Moonroof-Open Function
  • LED Fog Lights
  • LED Puddle Lights
  • Power-Folding Side Mirrors


  • Authentic Open-Pore Wood Trim
  • Front 16-Way Power Seats with Power Lumbar Support, Thigh Extension and Side Bolsters
  • Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats (Outboard Positions)

Media & Connectivity

  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • 10.5-inch Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Traffic Rerouting™
  • HD Radio®
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Surround-View Camera System
  • Head-Up Warning (HUW)
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers

TLX Pricing

2023 TLX


Technology Package

A-Spec® Package

Advance Package

Type S

Type S Perf. Wheel & Tire


Starting Price*:






Starting Price*:






*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,095 and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,195.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Premium Paint colors are $500 and not included. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.