2016 Acura TLX

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2016 Acura TLX
2016 Acura TLX

Key specs

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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

6 trims

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Our 2016 Acura TLX trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2016 Acura TLX review: Our expert's take

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.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Great car at the price

Great car for the money. Lots of power. Fun to drive. Do nothing but oil change. Very dependable. I own it for five years. Never have any problems. Still drive like new even after these years.


Great car

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


Very reliable

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.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura Precision
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old and newer from their original in-service date, with 80,000 miles or fewer at time of vehicle delivery.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/100,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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