The new 2017 Acura TLX is a serious midsize sport sedan that is position between the RLX flagship Acura sedan and ILX entry-luxury sedan, and comes as the successor to the Acura TL. The new model has been designed to deliver a unique and compelling blend of premium luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism, while delivering an intuitive, confident, and exhilarating-inspired driving dynamics. This will be in line with Acura’s ‘Synergy between machine and man’ product mantle. And just to spill the beans on its release date, credible reports from Acura insiders say the new model will probably be offered for sale sometime in mid-2017.
For 2017, the new Acura TLX employs a host of new technologies and features in order to achieve its dual mission of increased luxury refinement and a sharper sport-sedan performance. These technologies, in combination with mild exterior and interior body redesigns will arguably make the new model stable and sure-footed in higher-speed maneuvers, quick and responsive in sporty driving, and calm and quiet during long-distance cruising.
In addition to the mild exterior tweaks, the new model will also come with an upgraded chassis, taut body surfaces, sporting character, and dynamically sculpted fender arches. With all these features intact, the new Acura TLX 2017 promises to be a solid pick in the midsize sedan segment.
The changes will be welcome news given the previous model was unchanged over its immediate predecessor. Although that wasn’t a surprise as the 2015 model was still fresh and new, the segment is fast gaining solid rivals and the only the TLX could regain its competitive edge was to offer a series of significant changes over the 2016 model.
Not all details are in broad daylight however, as Acura is yet to make known some of the highlights the model is likely to feature. But whether or not that info is forthcoming or not, we expect the new model to embody the previous model’s strengths such as value for money, whisper-quiet cabin, and spacious interior legroom.
2017 Acura TLX Release Date & Price
According to some recent rumors from those in the know, the new Acura TLX price will start from an MSRP of around $32,635. As for its release date, the same whispers say a mid-2017 release is the most probable given the dynamics of the market.
2017 Acura TLX Exterior Review
While most about the Acura TLX is unknown, teaser images and spy photos of the car reveal a completely redesigned exterior design. For bright illumination, all models’ lighting comes infused with LED technology, which aids in offering the vehicle a superior down-the-road illumination.
It still comes based on the “Red Carpet Athlete” theme, which enables it retain a competitive edge in terms of the styling refinement, ride comfort, cabin quietness, and a sport-sedan profile. For rigidity, weight savings, and collision performance, rumor has it that Acura has extensively used aluminum and magnesium, and ultra-strength steels.
Key aspects of the Acura TLX 2017 body include magnesium steering hanger beam, ultra-high strength steel, rigid, lightweight body, auto-dimming side mirrors, cap-less refueling, electric trunk lid, Jewel Eye LED headlights, exclusive Acura exterior colors, and hemmed rear strength steel.
2017 Acura TLX Coupe Interior Photos
Given the benchmark set by some of its competitors, the interior accommodation has been taken a notch higher to match those of its German rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 3 Series, and the Audi A4.
What that means is that the new Acura TLX will come with a high degree of technological, luxury, comfort, and refinement sophistication. Some of the high-end features include leather seating with Milano bolsters, wood-grain and alloy accents, and a soft-touch, one-piece instrument panel. Some of the equipment to expect will include a color multi-information display, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic, upgraded navigation system, a hands-free wireless telephone interface, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Deeper details on the interior and exterior will be available as the release date nears.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.3 in. (109.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 10.3 in. (190.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 93 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 3483 lbs
Top Speed: 131 mph
0-60: 5.8 sec
MPG: 24/35 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Basque Red Pearl II, Bellanova White Pearl, Black Copper Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Fathom Blue Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Three main trims are available for the 2017 Acura TLX: Technology, Advance, and base. The Acura TLX Type S, and Hybrid reviews are offered elsewhere.
When it comes to what lurks beneath the hood, sources in the know say the Acura TLX will most likely offer the same engines as those in the existing model. In that case, we should expect a 206 horsepower – generating 2.4L four-cylinder engine able to zoom from 0-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds, and a 3.5L turbocharged V6 able to provide 290 horsepower.
A host of standard and optional safety features are available for the 2017 Acura TLX. As such, a five out of five stars rating for overall crash impact safety protection should be surprising. An update will follow once the details are offered by the NHTSA.