The Acura TLX arrived as a fully redesigned model for its second generation in 2021. With a recent full redesign, we expect the 2023 TLX to be a carryover model. The high-performance Type S could receive some mild updates.
The current TLX has a sharp exterior design with a large, shield-shaped grille, check-mark daytime running lights, and an angular front fascia. The rear end of the TLX has a pointy rear fascia and large rectangular exhaust outlets. While the TLX is a sedan, the vehicle has a sweeping design to fit in with the new age of fastback luxury cars. Compared to other options in the segment, the TLX’s design skews to the sportier side of things. We expect the 2023 Acura TLX to have the same overall design as the current model that’s on sale.
As a carryover model, the 2023 Acura TLX should have the same interior design as the current model that’s on sale. The TLX has a sporty interior design that matches its exterior. The TLX has a tiered dashboard design with a V-shaped center console that protrudes out of the dashboard. With a thick steering wheel, clear gages, and sharp lines, the TLX flexes its sporty design on the inside. While the TLX isn’t nearly as luxurious or as upscale as rivals, it feels far sportier than the majority of its competitors.
We expect the 2023 TLX to come with the same tech features as the current sedan that’s on sale. Standard features on the current TLX include a 10.2-inch display that’s controlled through a touchpad controller on the center console. Other standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 10 audio speakers, two USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Available features include 17 audio speakers, a wireless charging pad, navigation, and two more USB ports.
The current TLX comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine is available on the Type S and is rated at 355 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come with a standard 10-speed automatic transmission. The four-cylinder engine comes with front-wheel drive and is offered with all-wheel drive, while the V6 is only available with AWD. These engines should remain the same for 2023, though the V6 could see a slight increase in power.
Acura offers the TLX with an extensive list of standard safety features. The sedan comes with forwarding collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control as standard equipment. Available features include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a head-up display, and a surround-view parking camera.