2020 Acura TLX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Acura TLX Model Overview at Joe Rizza Acura

About the Acura TLX

Sporty, seductive, and alluring — the 2020 Acura TLX comes equipped with luxurious amenities and technological advancements which help position it among the most dynamic and well-appointed midsize luxury sedans in its class. Drivers have their choice of an inline 4-cylinder or V6 engine, available all-wheel drive, and an array of option packages to match their tastes. For those searching for the ultimate in exhilaration, the available A-SPEC Package includes more aggressive exterior styling, your choice of Alcantara or Red leather interior, and exclusive styling complements.

Standard Android Auto™ and Apple Carplay™ smartphone integration lets you stay connected on your journey. An optional Technology Package lets you enjoy the Acura Navigation System with 3D view, AcuraLink® The Next Generation featuring Real-Time Traffic™, and GPS-linked climate control settings. Standard on every TLX model, the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assist technologies help with avoidance, increases awareness, and helps reduce impact in the event of a collision.



What the Critics Say

Understated quality is better than low-grade ostentation. This point is proved inside the TLX’s cabin, with its quality materials and comfortable seats.” — Car and Driver
With its quiet interior and isolating ride, the TLX is adept at cruising on the highway, and we like its wide, well-bolstered front seats, which aren’t too firm and come standard with power adjustment. The TLX is ready for a road trip.” — The Car Connection

What’s New for 2020

The most noticeable change to the Acura TLX for the 2020 model year is the expanded availability of new exterior paint options. A total of four new colors offered on the TLX include Apex Blue Pearl (exclusive to TLX A-SPEC), Canyon Bronze Metallic, Majestic Black Pearl, and Performance Red Pearl. These new colors feature innovative pigment technology such as metal flakes, micas, and nano pigments for a distinctive look.


Acura TLX Features

2020 Acura TLX A-SPEC Package

Performance

The Acura TLX offers performance to match any type of driving style with your choice of a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6. Available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ uses sensors to not only direct power from front to rear, but also to distribute rear power from side-to-side in an effort to help the car rotate into a turn. On front-wheel drive models, Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®) is the first system of its kind fitted to a production car. It’s able to independently adjust the rear wheel toe angle for improved agility and stability through the corners. The new Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) includes four specialized driving modes: Normal, Economy, Sport, and Sport+.

Groundbreaking Safety

Thanks to its Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, Acura is proud to announce that the 2020 TLX has been awarded with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA1. Backing out of a tight parking space is no longer a challenging endeavor thanks to the Multi-View Rear Camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. Included with the Technology Package, the Blind Spot Information System gives you greater confidence by monitoring what’s in your blind spot. The Acura goal of creating a zero-collision society is represented by the progress made though AcuraWatch™ safety technologies.

2020 Acura TLX Safety

Acura TLX Standard Equipment

2020 Acura TLX Interior

Exterior

  • Jewel Eye® LED headlights
  • Power Moonroof
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Acoustic glass windshield
  • Capless fuel lid

Interior

  • 3-level heated front seats
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Keyless Access System with Smart Entry
  • Leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering column

Media & Connectivity

  • Siri® Eyes Free (iPhone only), Android Auto™, and Apple Carplay™
  • On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™) 2.0
  • Bluetooth® streaming audio
  • USB Audio Interface with smartphone integration

Safety & Driver Assistive Technology

  • Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • Multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control and motion adaptive steering
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation system

Acura TLX Packages

Technology Package

Acura TLX Technology Package

Cutting-edge features deliver a connected experience to fit any digital life. Available on all TLX models. Starting at $36,700* with Inline-4 P-AWS®, $40,100* with V6 P-AWS® or $42,100* with V6 SH-AWD®.

Exterior

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior

  • Perforated Milano premium leather-trimmed interior
  • Unique seat styling with contrast stitching & Piping (V6 only)
  • Front seat thigh extension (V6 only)

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura Navigation System with 3D view
  • GPS-linked climate control
  • Song By Voice® and HD Radio®
  • ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with 10 speakers
  • AcuraLink® The Next Generation
  • Color Multi-Information Display (MID) with turn-by-turn guidance
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with exclusive street and freeway conditions Traffic Rerouting™

Safety & Driver Assistive Technology

  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Blind Spot Information System


A-SPEC Package

Acura TLX A-SPEC Package

More aggressive exterior and interior styling with choice of black Alcantara or Red leather interior. Starting at $39,400* with Inline-4 P-AWS®, $42,800* with V6 P-AWS® or $44,800* with V6 SH-AWD®.

Exterior

  • Re-styled front bumper & lower intakes
  • Spec badging on fenders and trunk
  • Dark Chrome grille and trim
  • Side sill garnish
  • Matte black B&G moldings
  • Dark chrome headlight and taillight details
  • Exclusive 19-inch Shark Gray wheels
  • Revised rear bumper, including round exhaust outlets
  • Round LED fog lights
  • Gloss black rear decklid spoiler
  • Flush front and rear parking sensors

Interior

  • A-SPEC insignia on Step Garnish and steering wheel
  • Black Alcantara or red leather seat & door inserts
  • Black Headliner
  • Metallic Footrest Pad
  • Metallic Trim
  • A-SPEC seat w/ contrast stitching & piping
  • Red Accent Lighting
  • Red on Black Gauges
  • Wireless charger
  • 6-Level Heated and Ventilated Front Seats


Advance Package

Acura TLX Advance Package

A sophisticated suite of human-centric enhancements elevates comfort and awareness. Requires V6 Engine and Technology Package. Starting at $45,950* with V6 SH-AWD®.

Exterior

  • Surround View Camera System
  • Power Folding Side Mirrors
  • LED Puddle Lights
  • 18-inch 15-spoke black and machine-finish wheels
  • Decklid Spoiler
  • Rectangular LED Fog Lights

Interior

  • Rear Door SMART Entry
  • Heat Element Windshield De-Icer
  • Wireless Charger
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 3-Level Heated Rear Outboard Seats
  • 6-Level Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • White Accent Lighting

Interior

  • Front and Rear Flush Parking Sensors
  • Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors
  • Remote Engine Start with vehicle feedback


Acura TLX Exterior Colors

Platinum White Pearl

Platinum White Pearl

Lunar Silver Metallic

Lunar Silver Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Majestic Black Pearl

Majestic Black Pearl

+$400 MSRP*

Performance Red Pearl

Performance Red Pearl

+$400 MSRP*

Canyon Bronze Metallic

Canyon Bronze Metallic

(requires Technology Package and V6 Engine) +$400 MSRP*

Fathom Blue Pearl

Fathom Blue Pearl

Apex Blue Pearl

Apex Blue Pearl

(requires A-SPEC Package) +$400 MSRP*


Pricing & Performance

2020 Acura TLX

Standard

Technology Package (+$3,700 MSRP*)

Advance Package (+$3,850 MSRP*)

A-SPEC (+$2,700 MSRP*)

Starting MSRP*

Inline-4 FWD with P-AWS

$33,000 $36,700 $39,400

V6 FWD with P-AWS

$36,200 $40,100 $43,950 $42,800

V6 SH-AWD

$38,200 $42,100 $45,950 $44,800

Engine Type

Standard

2.4-liter inline-4 2.4-liter inline-4 3.5-liter V6 2.4-liter inline-4

Available

3.5-liter V6 3.5-liter V6 3.5-liter V6

Transmission Type

Inline-4

8-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters 8-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters

V6 SH-AWD

9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters 9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters 9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters 9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

Horsepower / Torque (HP / LB FT)

Standard

206 HP / 182 LB FT 206 HP / 182 LB FT 290 HP / 267 LB FT 290 HP / 267 LB FT

Available

290 HP / 267 LB FT 290 HP / 267 LB FT

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings** (city / highway / combined)

Inline-4

23 / 33 / 27 23 / 33 / 27 23 / 32 / 26

V6

20 / 31 / 24 20 / 31 / 24 20 / 30 / 23

V6 SH-AWD

20 / 29 / 23 20 / 29 / 23 20 / 29 / 23 20 / 29 / 23


*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2020 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.

***Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).