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2019 Acura TLX OVERVIEW
The 2019 Acura TLX is a head-turning and sporty family sedan. Starting at $33,995 (including a $995 destination charge), this four-door is offered in four packages (trims), is available with two engine combinations, and a choice of either front- or all-wheel drive. Consumers can customize this daily driver with a plethora of standalone upgrades to suit almost any taste.
What's New for 2019
The latest TLX is mainly unchanged for 2019. Acura improved the A-Spec package for consumers choosing the fuel-efficient 2.4-liter engine with additions such as an enhance grille and front fascia. Advance and Technology models with the V6 engine feature new 19-inch wheels. Gone for 2019 is the black copper pearl exterior color, while Acura added bellanova white pearl.
Choosing Your Acura TLX
The 2019 Acura TLX is offered in four package options: Standard, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance. The entry-level TLX is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces a conservative 206 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission supplies power to the front wheels. For an additional $3,200, a 290-hp, 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 267 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission is available. All-wheel drive variants run an additional $2,000.
Advanced safety features and driver-assist technology is offered with each TLX package, including a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning system, lane keeping assist, and a lane departure warning system. The EPA rates the four-cylinder engine at 23 miles per gallon city, 33 highway, and 27 combined. The front-wheel-drive V6 achieves an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city, 31 highway, and 24 combined. These figures drop by one across the board in all-wheel-drive models.
The 2019 Acura TLX is packed with technology and driver assist features, making it a good buy across the board. Car shoppers in cold weather climates will benefit from all-wheel drive, and should consider the Advance package, which includes a heated steering wheel and front seats, and a heat element front windshield defroster.
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