The TLX starts out with front-wheel drive and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 206 horsepower. An eight-speed automated manual transmission does the shifting. The optional 3.5-liter V6 lays down 290 horsepower and comes with a conventional nine-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available with the V6 only. Every TLX features four-wheel steering for enhanced maneuverability.
In terms of interior room, the TLX is just as accommodating as a dedicated family sedan. Rear legroom is especially generous, and a split-folding seat is standard.
The TLX comes in a single trim level with two available option packages:TLX (base):
Comes equipped with heated power front seats with driver memory (leatherette), a sunroof, a rearview camera, LED exterior lighting, keyless ignition, ambient interior lighting, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The seven-speaker infotainment system includes two touchscreens, satellite and Internet radio, and integrated smartphone apps.w/Technology Package:
Adds leather upholstery, navigation, automatic wipers, and a 10-speaker Acura/ELS sound system with HD radio. Safety gets a major boost from blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, and front collision warning.w/Advance Package (V6 only):
Includes all of the Technology features, plus remote start, LED foglamps, ventilated front seats, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and 18-inch wheels.
There are no individual options for the TLX beyond alternative wheel designs and the usual dealer-installed accessories.
The four-cylinder engine is eager enough, but the V6 is necessary if you want performance worthy of the car's upscale character. Note that the available all-wheel drive system isn't just for foul weather. It enhances the TLX's handling on dry pavement as well.
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