2020 TLX Specs Speak to Drivers Who Yearn for Track-Like Performance

Driving enthusiasts can tell simply from a fleeting glance at Acura TLX specs that this is a machine designed to deliver intuitive performance that turns things up during every ride. The TLX is an inimitable Acura luxury sedan for those who require everything from high-end entertainment tech to top-of-the-line performance features.

For a closer look, read on to explore:

  • Acura TLX Horsepower and Torque
  • Acura TLX Fuel Economy
  • Acura TLX Performance Features
  • Acura TLX A-Spec Package

TLX Horsepower and Torque

Drivers have two engines to choose from with the Acura TLX, including:

  • 2.4L 16-Valve Inline-4: Makes up to 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L 24-Valve V6: Makes up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque.

Both engines come as standard with Acura’s revolutionary FWD with Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®) system. Acura TLX all wheel steering is the first such production system able to adjust toe angles independently, which means:

  • Rear wheels can pivot up to 1.8 degrees in the same direction as the front wheels for quick and stable lane changes at highway speeds.
  • Rear wheels angle slightly in the opposite direction from the front wheels during cornering to help you get into the turn and navigate in tight spaces.
  • Rear wheels angle inwards during high-speed braking for added friction and stability.

Select V6 models are available with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). Acura SH-AWD combines all-weather peace of mind with enhanced high-performance dry-road handling. Intelligently distributing power between all four wheels, it:

  • Sends 90% of power to the front wheels during straight-line cruising for improved efficiency.
  • Transfers up to 45% of engine power to the rear wheels during hard acceleration for added traction.
  • Revolves the outside rear wheel up to 2.7% faster than the other wheels to reduce understeer and increase stability.

TLX A-Spec Package

All 2020 Acura TLX packages provide keen and confident performance, but the Acura TLX A-Spec goes that bit further with bolder styling choices inside and out.

The exterior boasts:

  • 19-Inch Shark Gray Split Five-Spoke Wheels
  • Front Bumper with Lower Air Intakes
  • Dark Chrome Grille and Exterior Trim
  • Black Window Trim
  • Round Dual Exhaust Outlets
  • Gloss Black Rear Spoiler
  • Dark Chrome Taillight Details
  • A-Spec Badging on the Front Fenders and Rear Decklid

The A-Spec cabin stands out with:

  • Black Alcantara or Red Leather Seating with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Red on Black Gauges
  • Black Headliner
  • A-Spec Badging on the Steering Wheel and Door Sill Garnish

2020 TLX Performance Features

The Acura TLX’s groundbreaking drivetrain is complemented by a wide selection of additional performance features, including:

  • 4-Wheel Independent Macpherson Strut Front/Multi-Link Rear Suspension: Sophisticated suspension with Amplitude Reactive Dampers reduces torque steer and distracting steering wheel vibration for a comfortable and composed ride.
  • Integrated Dynamics System: Choose between four unique driving modes: Economy, Normal, Sport, and Sport+.
  • Agile Handling Assist®: Active braking enhances handling to keep you smooth through curves and corners.
  • Motion-Adaptive Electronic Power Steering: Distinguishes between desired and undesired road feedback to deliver more accurate steering response.
  • Performance Braking: 12.6” diameter ventilated front discs and 12.2” solid rear discs are designed with performance driving in mind and boast reduced running resistance for increased efficiency.

A wide selection of active safety systems maintain control across Chicagoland while simultaneously boosting performance:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

2020 TLX Fuel Economy

Despite it’s exhilarating drive, the 2020 Acura TLX still prioritizes fuel economy. MPG ratings come in at:

  • Acura TLX with 2.4L 4-Cylinder and P-AWS: Up to an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway*.
  • Acura TLX V6 with P-AWS: Up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway*.
  • Acura TLX V6 with SH-AWD: Up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway*.


The 2020 Acura TLX Turns Every Drive into an Experience to Remember

Critics at Edmunds.com note that “the TLX quietly continues offering an expert blend of performance, comfort and reliability”. To check out our AWD lineup, explore current offers, or schedule a test drive, don’t hesitate to contact us directly or visit your local Chicago Acura dealer.

*Based on 2019 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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