Fresh off last year’s comprehensive redesign, the 2019 Acura TLX will begin landing in Acura dealerships nationwide starting April 4. Given the resounding sales success of the V6-powered TLX A-Spec, Acura has expanded its increasingly popular sport appearance package to include 2.4-liter TLX models. What’s more, with TLX sales currently up 15 percent year-over-year, the new 2.4-liter A-Spec is poised to continue to grow TLX’s market share in the midsize sedan category.
What is A-Spec?
A-Spec amps-up the sporty character of TLX by way of exclusive design elements inside and out, starting with a matte-black diamond pentagon grille surrounded by a dark chrome border, an aggressive lower front fascia with a broad center air opening flanked by round LED fog lights, and a dark appearance for the signature Jewel Eye LED headlights. A-Spec exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels finished in Shark Gray paint are wrapped with 245-series tires. A-Spec exterior upgrades continue at the rear with a gloss-black decklid spoiler, “smoked” LED taillights, and an exclusive fascia featuring a lower diffuser accented by 4-inch round dual exhaust finishers. A matte-black side window surround and A-Spec badging on the front fenders and rear decklid completes the look.
Inside, the TLX A-Spec features more aggressively bolstered front seats with high-contrast stitching and piping, red LED ambient light piping, red driver’s meter highlights, a black headliner and pillar treatment, brushed aluminum-look instrument panel garnish, and an exclusive, thick-rimmed steering wheel with A-Spec badging.
A-Spec V6 models equipped with SH-AWD also get a quicker steering ratio for increased response along with a stiffer spring rate and rear stabilizer bar for improved body control.
The TLX A-Spec is available in five exterior colors, including a trim-exclusive Still Night Blue Pearl, and one of two unique interior color schemes, Black with Alcantara™ seat and door inserts or Full Red which features a bold red leather throughout. A-Spec models incorporate the same feature set as TLX models fitted with the Technology Package with the addition of ventilated front seats, a wireless charging pad, and the aforementioned ambient interior lighting.
2019 TLX Highlights
Key standard equipment consists of LED headlights, a 10-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, Smart Entry with push button start, and a dual-screen user interface (ODMD 2.0) featuring user-friendly menus, speedy response times, as well as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. Other available options include a 360-degree Surround View Camera system, a heated steering wheel, next-generation AcuraLink® connected services, and a 10-speaker Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System.
Two advanced powertrains are on offer – a 206-horsepower 2.4-liter i-VTEC® engine mated to quick-shifting 8-speed dual clutch transmission, and a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 paired with a 9-speed automatic.
2.4-liter TLX models come equipped with Acura Precision All-Wheel SteerTM (P-AWSTM), featuring independent left- and right-rear-wheel toe angle control to enhance overall handling precision, low-speed maneuverability and high-speed stability.
V6 models are offered in both two- and all-wheel drive configurations. Front-drive models feature P-AWS with independent left- and right-rear-wheel toe angle control that sharpens low- and high-speed maneuverability. All-wheel-drive models feature Acura’s renowned Super-Handling All Wheel DriveTM (SH-AWD®).
Every 2019 TLX includes the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, leading all luxury midsize sedans in the application of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. AcuraWatch™ comprises Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
What’s new for 2019?
2019 Acura TLX Pricing & EPA Ratings
|2019 Acura TLX Pricing and EPA Data|
|Model / Trim||Transmission||MSRP1||MSRP Including $965 Destination Charge2||EPA Mileage Rating
|TLX 2.4L 4-Cyl.||8DCT||$33,000||$33,965||23 / 33 / 27|
|TLX 2.4L 4-Cyl. with Technology Package||8DCT||$36,700||$37,665||23 / 33 / 27|
|TLX 2.4L 4-Cyl. A-Spec||8DCT||$39,400||$40,365||23 / 32 / 26|
|TLX 3.5L V6||9AT||$36,200||$37,165||20 / 31 / 24|
|TLX 3.5L V6 with Technology Package||9AT||$40,100||$41,065||20 / 31 / 24|
|TLX 3.5L V6 A-Spec||9AT||$42,800||$43,765||20 / 30 / 23|
|TLX 3.5L V6 with Advance Package||9AT||$43,950||$44,915||20 / 31 / 24|
|TLX 3.5L V6 SH-AWD||9AT||$38,200||$39,165||20 / 29 / 23|
|TLX 3.5L V6 SH-AWD with Technology Package||9AT||$42,100||$43,065||20 / 29 / 23|
|TLX 3.5L V6 SH-AWD A-Spec||9AT||$44,800||$45,765||20 / 29 / 23|
|TLX 3.5L V6 SH-AWD with Advance Package||9AT||$45,950||$46,915||20 / 29 / 23|
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Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, representing the original values of the Acura brand – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability.
The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.
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1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge ($965) and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2 MSRP plus $965 destination charge, excluding tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices may vary.
3 Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings; Use for comparison purposes only; Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
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