A few years ago, most of the cars Acura sold on the market were just slightly upgraded Honda models. However, this changed dramatically since then and now Acura even has its own platform on which they build their cars.
2016 Acura TLX Review
The 2016 Acura TLX is the perfect example of that, offering a premium package with a lot of interior equipment and great engines at a slightly lower price than the competition. While most other cars costing this much are just pimped up family cars, the TLX is actually much more than that.
The car offers a suspension system which not only offers the perfect amount of comfort for its class but it also offers quite a good ride quality in terms of performance and responsiveness. Acura did work on the 2016 model on the behavior of the car, so it is now more tamed than before thanks to a few tweaks.
Price for new Acura TLX
The price remained the same as that of the 2014 model, so the 2016 TLX costs just $31,000 while the top end model can go to as much as $46,000 which is a bit much but understandable considering the car you get for the money.
Engine of Acura TLX 2016
Engine wise, there aren’t any changes on the 2016 model expect slight improvements in terms of fuel economy. The base is still a 2.4 liter 201 horsepower naturally aspirated engine which even though it isn’t the smoothest of the bunch, thanks to its 8 speed dual clutch automatic, it is more than capable and comfortable.
The better choice on the other hand must be the 3.5 liter V6 which now offers 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. While it does have a lot more power than the smaller inline 4 engine, it is equally efficient on the highway thanks to a cylinder deactivation system. Unlike the smaller engine, this comes as standard with a 9 speed automatic and front wheel drive which for around $3000 can be upgraded to a super handling all wheel drive system.
Acura TLX Interior
On the interior, the 2016 Acura TLX remained unchanged over the previous model and this is quite normal considering that car is barely one year old. However, we do have something to say here and that is that the integrated infotainment system is one of the slowest in the business. This is likely going to be changed in the near future to a new unit that will run the Android OS.
Its exterior on the other hand did receive a small facelift with the introduction of a new set of alloy wheels on the base model which are similar in design with what the top end model has but slightly smaller. Acura did this in order to keep the image of the car intact no matter the model of choice.