Harness the 2018 Acura TLX Performance

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    There’s a lot to love about the all-new 2018 Acura TLX. Its exterior style is stunning, its interior is sophisticated and full of features, and prices are affordable for a luxury vehicle. However, the one area that really piques Chicagoland drivers’ interest is the Acura TLX performance. Stay with us to learn more about how the 2018 Acura TLX is a true performance sedan.

Powertrain Setup

When it comes to engines, the Acura TLX provides drivers with the option to choose between two powerful ones. First up is the 2.4L Inline-4 engine with front-wheel drive and a Precision All-Wheel Steer system and the capacity to deliver 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque with ease.Drivers looking for a bit more of a kick under the hood should opt for the slightly more powerful 3.5L V6 engine that grinds out 290 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. The V6 engine is available in either a front-wheel drive with Precision All-Wheel Steer system or a Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system. Regardless of engine selection, drivers can rest assured that they’re getting the best performance with the Acura TLX. The reviewers at MotorTrend agree, stating that during a first drive experience they “found the 206-hp engine plenty powerful for driving on winding roads, and appreciated its surprising snarl in Sport+ mode.”

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Acura TLX performance pays special attention to allowing drivers to have the kind of control they desire over their driving experience. When it comes to transmissions, this becomes very evident. For the Inline-4 engine, drivers get to work with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter and Sequential SportShift paddle shifters that are sure to give full control and more precise handling. V6 drivers will enjoy a 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters, giving drivers more range to enjoy more power. Other features like an integrated dynamics system, electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, and agile handling assist also play a role in creating an unforgettable ride.

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Fuel Efficiency

Depending on the engine and transmission combination, fuel efficiency can vary. However, the numbers remain consistently high enough to keep drivers satisfied and away from gas stations for longer. The Inline-4 engine gets an impressive EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway,* while the more powerful V6 engine with P-AWS comes up only a few miles short with an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.*


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To keep rides smooth and handling sharp, the 2018 Acura TLX incorporates a heavy-duty suspension system that’s ready for anything. The vehicle is equipped with a four-wheel independent MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bars that help keep the vehicle steady and on the road.

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Wheels / Tires

The 2018 Acura TLX is all about options, which is why there are four different wheel options, all with high-performance all-season tires. The options include 17-inch pewter-gray metallic machine-finished 10-spoke wheels, 18-inch pewter-gray machine-finished split five-spoke wheels, 19-inch shark-gray machine-finished split five-spoke wheels, and a special option for V6 models: 28-inch pewter-gray and black 15-spoke wheels.

Extra Performance Features

Alongside all of these amazing core performance features are a few extras that help increase performance and safety even further for drivers of the 2018 Acura TLX. Check out a few of these features below:

  • Performance Braking – The TLX is equipped with performance-tuned braking that is fine-tuned for providing sporty drivers with the ride they want without the worry. This is easily done with the help of firm brake pedals with short pedal travel, ventilated front discs, solid rear discs, and reduced running resistance.
  • Brake Assist – In the case of emergency braking, this system will help the driver bring the vehicle to a safe stop quickly to avoid a collision.
  • Anti-Locking Braking System – Increase efficiency and performance by reducing skidding and swerving by ensuring that the brakes do not lock up.
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Test Drive the 2018 Acura TLX Today

The 2018 Acura TLX performance suite is definitely an impressive one, but it’s nothing without all of the other great components of the vehicle. Take the time to get to know the TLX inside and out by stopping by your nearest Chicagoland Acura Dealer. You can also contact us online to learn more about financing and current offers.


*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only), and other factors.

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