Your Guide to the Right Ride: The 2020 Acura TLX
There’s something to be said about a car designed with varying preferences in mind. Multiple driving modes ranging from economy to sport plus. Two powertrain options that let motorists choose between efficiency and oomph. AcuraWatch safety suite, AcuraLink driver support, and a two-screen multimedia display. If all this sounds good to you, read on to find out more about the 2020 Acura TLX.
With multiple driving modes, AcuraWatch technology, and a luxury interior, Acura’s TLX is a premium sedan with some sports car in its DNA. With this post, we’ll examine the performance, design, and features of the Acura TLX to help you decide if it’s the right ride for you.
Here’s an overview of who’ll likely enjoy the Acura TLX:
- Drivers who appreciate a premium sedan with an array of performance options
- Drivers who want a vehicle with exceptional safety ratings that’s also a pleasure to drive
- Drivers who are looking for a sporty car that’s more spacious than a typical coupé
Power and Mileage
With the 2020 TLX, Acura offers drivers a range of premium performance options. Two powertrain variations are available: The inline-4 P-AWS includes a 2.4-liter engine with 206 horsepower and an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. This version of the TLX gets 27 miles per gallon when looking at city and highway driving in combination. The V-6 P-AWS has a bit more oomph—and a nine-speed automatic. With a 3.5-liter, 290 horsepower engine, the V-6 model gets 20 mpg in the city, 31 on the highway, and 24 combined.
The TLX’s Integrated Dynamics System allows drivers to switch between four distinct driving modes: Economy, Normal, Sport, and Sport Plus. Each of the four modes alters the sedan’s steering, throttle, and transmission—as well as the engine sound and even HVAC system. Whether cruising down the highway or navigating city streets, by using the Integrated Dynamics System, drivers can easily adjust the TLX’s performance to fit any setting they find themselves in.
Safety and Tech
The 2020 Acura TLX has received a safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (the highest rating possible). This high rating is backed up by the array of safety features provided to drivers under the AcuraWatch driver support system.
AcuraWatch’s features include adaptive cruise control (with low-speed follow), lane-keeping assist, road-departure mitigation, and a collision-mitigation braking system. Adaptive cruise control helps drivers maintain a steady cruising speed and keep a safe distance between themselves and other motorists. Lane-keeping assist and road-departure mitigation provide steering support that keeps the TLX between the lines in addition to alerting drivers when they are unintentionally veering out of their lane. Lastly, the collision-mitigation braking detects potential collisions—with other vehicles or pedestrians—and automatically slows the vehicle to a crawl in emergencies.
The 2020 TLX also offers drivers AcuraLink connectivity, providing roadside assistance, vehicle health reports, and last-mile walking directions among other features.
Interior and Style
With room for five and Milano leather sports seating, calling the 2020 Acura TLX’s interior comfortable would be an understatement. Optional red LED ambient lighting complements the cabin’s sleek contrast stitching and brushed aluminum. The TLX’s two-screen multimedia system supports both Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
For the sedan’s exterior, a dark chrome finish advertises the luxury feel of the TLX. Round fog lights and dual exhaust outlets add a distinctive flair. The whole package is tied together with a gloss black rear spoiler, neatly encapsulating the TLX’s precise mix of elegance and speed.
Interested in leasing the 2020 Acura TLX? Contact Upgrade Auto Leasing today to find an option that’s right for you.