Acura's Best All-Wheel Drive Sedans

Chicago area drivers can count on Acura AWD sedans to harness state of the art engineering for an athletic drive across all seasons and pitch perfect handling over dry roads. That’s down to Acura’s innovative Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, which makes waves as a cut above the rest by optimizing everything from handling to acceleration, all while keeping efficiency scores strong.

2020 Acura sedans available with SH-AWD include:

2020 Acura RLX

A standout premium performance sedan with power to spare, the new Acura RLX Sport Hybrid with SH-AWD commands up to a combined 377 horsepower and 341 lb-ft of torque by uniting a 3.5L Aluminum-Alloy Direct Injection V6 engine with a cutting-edge 3-Motor Hybrid System. It’s a phenomenal blend of luxury fittings and track-like agility, and SH-AWD models use a Motor-integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters for up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway*.


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The SH-AWD system stunned the automotive world when it was first released, and it continues to deliver performance above and beyond what rival models can muster. Using torque vectoring technology to direct engine power from the front to rear and side to side it makes turning more responsive while delivering total peace of mind when you’re driving during adverse weather or across uneven terrain.

The 3-Motor Hybrid System uses a 47-horsepower electric motor between the front wheels and two additional 36-horsepower motors between the rear wheels to ensure power always comes on strong.

2020 Acura RLX Fathom Blue Pearl Front Angle HP Slide

Inside the Acura RLX

Slip inside the Acura RLX and sink into perforated Milano premium leather seats while appreciating how Ambient Cabin Lighting perfectly accents the first-class interior. Further comfort features include:

  • Front 12-Way Power Seats with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
  • GPS-Linked Climate Control
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Outboard Seats
  • Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Feature highlights include:

  • On Demand Multi-Use Display
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Pandora® Compatibility
  • Song By Voice®
  • HD Radio®
  • Acura Navigation System with 3D View AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ and Traffic Rerouting™.
  • Krell® Premium Audio System with 14 Speakers
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)


2020 Acura TLX

The Car Connection describes the 2020 Acura TLX as a “mid-size luxury sedan with sporty aspirations that delivers spirited performance and impressive value”. The vehicle boasts an understated design complemented by premium exterior features, including eye-catching Jewel Eye® LED headlights, and the 3.5L 24-Valve V6 fitted as standard with SH-AWD models harness up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. 9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters help deliver up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway*.


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Even models without SH-AWD use Acura’s revolutionary FWD with Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®) system, but it’s still SH-AWD that’s going to appeal to performance-focused drivers. Like the RLX SH-AWD system, it intelligently distributes power to:

  • Send 90% of engine power to the front wheels during steady cruising for optimal efficiency.
  • Sends 45% of engine power to the rear wheels when accelerating hard acceleration to enhance traction.
  • Revolves the outside rear wheel up to 2.7% faster than the other to avoid understeer and increases stability.

2020 Acura TLX Performance Red Pearl HP Slide



Inside the 2020 Acura TLX

The Acura TLX cabin also features perforated Milano premium leather and Alcantara® for premium styling and comfort. Further comfort features include:

  • Driver’s 12-Way Power Seat with Power Lumbar Support and Power Thigh Extension
  • Front Passenger’s 8-Way Power Seat
  • 3-Level Heat, 3-Level Ventilation Front Seats
  • 3-Level Heated Rear Outboard Seats
  • GPS-Linked Automatic Climate Control
  • Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Technology highlights include:

  • Apple CarPlay® Integration
  • Android Auto™ Integration
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Pandora® Compatibility
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • 10-Speaker ELS Studio® Premium Audio System:
  • Acura Navigation System with 3D View AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ and Traffic Rerouting™.


Take an Acura TLX or RLX Test Drive to Experience Next-Generation AWD Performance

You can explore Acura TLX Packages and Acura RLX Packages by visiting your loc\al Chicagoland Acura dealer. To hear about current offers or talk through financing, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

*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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