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2016 Acura TLX

2016 Acura TLX

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$13,877 — $23,965 USED
5 Seats
25-28 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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The Good

  • Four-cylinder driving experience
  • Handling with all-wheel drive
  • Refined ride quality
  • Backseat space
  • LED headlights standard
  • Advanced safety features available

The Bad

  • Dynamics with V-6 and front-wheel drive
  • Drab interior styling
  • V-6 model's push-button gear selector
2016 Acura TLX exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Acura TLX
  • Midsize luxury sedan
  • Four-cylinder with eight-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • V-6 with nine-speed automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

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2016 Acura TLX Review

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2016 Acura TLX?

The 2016 Acura TLX is a mid-size sedan with seating for five. It competes with the BMW 3 SeriesCadillac ATS, Lincoln MKZ, Lexus ES 350 and Volvo S60. Trim levels include the TLX Base, V6, Tech, V6 Tech and V6 Advance. All trims have standard front-wheel drive, while the V6 Tech and V6 Advance are available with AWD.

What's New on the 2016 Acura TLX?

There are no significant changes to the Acura TLX for 2016.

How does the 2016 Acura TLX compare to other mid-size sedans?

The 2016 Acura TLX offers a more refined ride than the TL and TSX models it replaces. It's priced far below some of its competitors from Infiniti, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. It has plenty of high-tech features, but its cabin isn't quite as luxurious as its rivals.

What Features in the 2016 Acura TLX Are Most Important?

The Acura TLX is powered by a 206-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 is available, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, front-wheel drive, LED headlights, keyless entry with push-button start, a power moonroof and a backup camera. As is required on all new vehicles, the TLX is also equipped with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Available features include all-wheel drive, adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist.

Should I Buy the 2016 Acura TLX?

The Acura TLX is a good option for shoppers who value affordability, handling, ride quality and advanced safety features. It also provides plenty of space for passengers in the backseat. However, its interior styling is a little drab compared with some of its competitors.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Great car

by Bready from New york on May 12, 2020

Amir got me a great car for a great deal...highly recommended their very friendly and helpful...everyone come ask for Amir he is the best salesman Read full review


Very reliable

by Kristi on April 27, 2020

I have owned Acura’s in the past and love them! Would definitely recommend. Very comfortable car. I think the Acura dealership in Westmont is great. Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2016 Acura TLX currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings


New car and certified pre-owned programs by Acura

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Six model years and less than 80,000 odometer miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Precision Certified: 24 months or up to 100,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    182-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


  • View All CPO Program Details

Latest 2016 TLX Stories

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The TLX received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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