2016 Acura Tlx
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Beautiful, sexy sports sedan that has muscle!

by from Washington, MO on February 1, 2017

After looking for a replacement vehicle to my '14 Mazda6 (total loss accident), I decided the Acura '16 TLX 3.5 was my new ride. I drove several other makes/models during my search, such as the Impala...
After looking for a replacement vehicle to my '14 Mazda6 (total loss accident), I decided the Acura '16 TLX 3.5 was my new ride. I drove several other makes/models during my search, such as the Impala, LaCrosse, A4. At the end of the day, the TLX fell in sweet spot for most of the features I was looking for: It had to look nice, get good MPG, be comfortable and reliable - and be fun to drive. The hardest decision, once I decided on the TLX, was what version to get. The Tech i4 was about the same cost as the base V6 3.5 model. I finally decided to give up some of the bells and whistles of the Tech i4, and gain the larger engine, 18" wheels and better tires of the base V6. It was just more fun to drive, despite all the professional reviews to the contrary. I believe it was the buggy transmission of the V6 that caused this impression. Many reviews concluded that the i4 was more responsive and "lightweight". Well, I drove them all. While the i4 was indeed responsive, it lacked the muscle the V6 had and it just seemed less refined. If you do go with the V6, go with a 2016 or newer model, as they fixed the transmission issues that plagued the 2015's. Anyway - this car is just a blast to drive! It can do 0-60Mph in 5.5 seconds and also achieve great fuel economy (if you don't drive it like I just mentioned). I'm averaging over 35MPG in mixed city/highway driving - in sport mode! The ride is exceptionally smooth and quiet - it almost feel like you're flying. The driver's seat is one of the most comfortable seats I've sat in. The interior is designed well and feels upscale, as it should. There is plenty of legroom in the rear seats for taller adults and our young kids seem to find it comfortable too. Acura decided to reduce the size of the rear overhangs compared to the TL, which looks more balanced from a design aesthetic, but you do lose some trunk space; but overall, it's decent. The FWD drivetrain in the base model uses a technology called P-AWS, which is essentially 4-wheel steering. At low speed maneuvers, the rear wheels turn opposite the fronts to help tighten the turning radius and agility; At higher speed, they turn the same direction as the fronts to increase stability and response time. The rear wheels also toe-in slightly during braking to assist with stopping and control. Overall, it makes the car drive like it's on rails. I highly recommend the car to anyone looking for a sports sedan that is FUN to drive.
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Love my 2016 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech

by from on April 5, 2017

This is an excellent car that I enjoy driving everyday. The 206 hp Direct Injection 4 and the 8 speed DCT are perfectly mated and give me all the power I need, city or highway., while returning good ...
This is an excellent car that I enjoy driving everyday. The 206 hp Direct Injection 4 and the 8 speed DCT are perfectly mated and give me all the power I need, city or highway., while returning good fuel economy. The Milano leather and the overall layout of the interior are stylish. The exterior, which many label as "conservative", has nice lines, especially in person, and is as timeless as one gets these days. I enjoy the dual screens for the added functionality. The ELS sound system with HD capacity, lots of voice options, and no button telephone or text options (Siri Phone 7), and a very accurate climate control system give me all that I need when driving. Certainly it would be nice to have Apple/Google play ala Honda, and a little faster processing unit for a few functions, but honestly, these are minor nitpickings IMHO. Perhaps, the biggest compliment I can pay this car, in a sea of other nice mid-sized luxury and high end mainstream vehicles is.... great value for the money!
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Acura and Honda are the best

by from Florida on April 25, 2017

I have owner 3 Hondas and now stepped up to Acura. The luxury is much nicer, and performance is boosted as well. Absolutely love the car. I travel a lot. I'm getting an average of 33 miles per gallon ...
I have owner 3 Hondas and now stepped up to Acura. The luxury is much nicer, and performance is boosted as well. Absolutely love the car. I travel a lot. I'm getting an average of 33 miles per gallon highway with cruise control at 78 mph. Absolutely recommend this car.
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Good car for the $

by from DFW,TX on March 25, 2017

Only have 2000 miles on odometer........ nice driving car. Has V6 which smooth and quiet. Better car for the money than the other premium brands I test drove.
Only have 2000 miles on odometer........ nice driving car. Has V6 which smooth and quiet. Better car for the money than the other premium brands I test drove.
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One Of The Nicest Cars I've Driven

by from on April 5, 2017

I traded in my 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL to lease a brand-new 2016 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech. It's one of the nicest cars I've ever driven. It is so silky smooth and refined compared to the Altima, which re...
I traded in my 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL to lease a brand-new 2016 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech. It's one of the nicest cars I've ever driven. It is so silky smooth and refined compared to the Altima, which really wasn't a bad car at all. I never drove the V6 model, however, based on the reviews I've watched and my experience with the 4-Cylinder, I would stick with it in the future. The 4-Cylinder is much lighter and sportier thanks to the 8-Speed Dual-Clutch transmission that delivers performance-oriented quick shifts. Tech is great thanks to the Nav and 10-Speaker ELS Sound System that is like a concert on wheels. I would highly recommend this vehicle for a friend or family member.
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Excellent Car

by from Port St Lucie, FL on May 10, 2017

This is my first Acura that I've owned and I've been very pleased with it's performance. I have the tech-package which I highly recommend! I love the way the car looks and how it handles on the high...
This is my first Acura that I've owned and I've been very pleased with it's performance. I have the tech-package which I highly recommend! I love the way the car looks and how it handles on the highways.
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Love my TLX

by from Ponte Vedra, FL on April 16, 2017

The Acura TLX has great features (Apple Play, ICT transmission), styling and is a comfortable, yet sporty ride. The 4-cylinder model gets great gas mileage (30+ mpg), but put it in Sport or Sport Plu...
The Acura TLX has great features (Apple Play, ICT transmission), styling and is a comfortable, yet sporty ride. The 4-cylinder model gets great gas mileage (30+ mpg), but put it in Sport or Sport Plus mode and the acceleration is fantastic. I highly recommend the 2016 Acura TLX.
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Suprisingly fun to drive for a 4 cylinder

by from California on June 22, 2017

I think this is a great vechile with a fun and fast shifting dual clutch automatic transmission. It can have two different personalities when leaving the car in normal mode it drives very smooth and q...
I think this is a great vechile with a fun and fast shifting dual clutch automatic transmission. It can have two different personalities when leaving the car in normal mode it drives very smooth and quiet and glides over bumps. But when you switch the car into sport plus sometimes you can't control the tires spinning due to all the power available. The only thing I would change are the tires.
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Very nice car

by from Los angeles, ca on March 6, 2017

Pro: Best for value Comfort ride Stylish and sharp looking Con: Not best equipped in its class 9 speed transmission is good but prefer maybe 7 speed one
Pro: Best for value Comfort ride Stylish and sharp looking Con: Not best equipped in its class 9 speed transmission is good but prefer maybe 7 speed one
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Love My Acura!!

by from Seminole FL on January 9, 2016

Recently picked up our TLX from Crown Acura in Clearwater. This is our 4th purchase from this Dealership. They are the BEST!! The Service Department at Crown is also great. They are accommodating, and...
Recently picked up our TLX from Crown Acura in Clearwater. This is our 4th purchase from this Dealership. They are the BEST!! The Service Department at Crown is also great. They are accommodating, and have a lovely waiting area with WiFi, Coffee and Cookies. If you want a great experience purchasing an Acura, go see Chris Duncanson at Crown Clearwater!
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