2022 Acura TLX Review with Photos & Specs

Acura TLX Model Overview at Joe Rizza Acura

Key Features

  • Starting at $38,500 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0-liter Turbo (272 horsepower / 282 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 new 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



Acura TLX Exterior

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

Acura TLX Features

Acura TLX Type S Exterior Design

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.

Acura TLX Performance

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 is an all-new 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.

Acura TLX Interior

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

Acura TLX Technology Package

Technology Package

Cutting-edge features deliver a connected experience to fit any digital life. Available on all TLX models. +$4,000 MSRP*

Exterior

  • 19-Inch Sparkle Silver Wheels
  • Smart Entry on All Doors

Interior

  • Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trim with Contrast Stitching
  • 12-Way Power-Adjustable Front Sport Seats
  • Iconic Drive™ Ambient Interior Lighting

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura/ELS STUDIO®32 Premium Audio System with 13 Speakers including Subwoofer
  • Acura Navigation System with 3D view10
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™57 with Street and Freeway Conditions
  • Traffic Rerouting™57
  • 7-Inch Color Multi-Information Display (MID) with Turn-by-Turn Guidance
  • AcuraLink® Connected Services62
  • HD Radio®4
  • USB Charge Ports (2) For Rear Seat
  • GPS-linked10 Climate Control

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors

Acura TLX A-Spec® Package

A-Spec® Package

More aggressive exterior and interior styling with choice of Black Alcantara® or Red Leather interior. Requires Technology Package. +$2,750 MSRP*

Exterior

  • Exclusive 19-in Shark Gray Wheels
  • Dark Chrome Diamond Pentagon Grille and Exterior Trim
  • Dark Chrome Headlight/Taillight Details
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Exclusive A-Spec Piano Black Decklid Spoiler
  • Exclusive A-Spec Piano Black Lower Rear Bumper Trim
  • A-Spec Badging on Front Fenders and Trunk
  • Matte Black Window Trim

Interior

  • Perforated Milano Premium Leather and Ultrasuede®-Trim
  • A-Spec Sport Seats with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Leather-Wrapped Flat-Bottom Sport Steering Wheel
  • Exclusive Red Interior Color Option
  • Ebony Headliner
  • Geometric Brushed Aluminum Trim
  • A-Spec Exclusive Red Instrument Panel Illumination
  • A-Spec Door Sill Garnish
  • Stainless Steel Sport Pedals

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura/ELS STUDIO 3D® Premium Audio with 17 Speakers including 4 Highline™ Overhead Speakers
  • Wireless Charger

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)

Acura TLX Interior

Advance Package

A sophisticated suite of human-centric enhancements elevates comfort and awareness. Requires Technology Package. +$4,800 MSRP*

Chassis

  • Adaptive Damper System

Exterior

  • LED Fog Lights
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Power-Folding Side Mirrors
  • LED Puddle Lights
  • Acoustic Front Side Glass
  • Windshield De-Icer

Interior

  • Natural Wood Trim
  • 16-Way Power-Adjustable Front Sport Seats
  • Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trim with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • 3-Level Heated Rear Outboard Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura/ELS STUDIO 3D® Premium Audio with 17 Speakers including 4 Highline™ Overhead Speakers
  • Wireless Charger
  • Near-Field Communication
  • 10.5-Inch Head-Up Display (HUD)

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Surround-View Camera System

TLX Pricing

2022 TLX

Standard

Technology Package

A-Spec® Package

Advance Package

Type S

Type S Perf. Wheel & Tire

FWD

Starting Price*:

$38,500*

$42,500*

$45,250*

SH-AWD®

Starting Price*:

$40,700*

$44,700*

$47,750*

$49,500*

$53,300*

$54,100*


*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) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,045.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2022 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.