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2017 Acura TLX

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

190.3” x 57”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

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

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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Notable features

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

2017 Acura TLX review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Acura TLX midsize sedan slots between Acura’s entry-luxury sedan, the compact ILX, and its flagship RLX sedan. It’s available with four-cylinder or V-6 power and front- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS, Lexus ES 350, Lincoln MKZ and Volvo S60.
New for 2017
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • 206-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (four-cylinder) 
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • LED headlights
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Power moonroof
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission (V-6)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Navigation system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning and lane keeping assist
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


Decent car but would not recommend

Bought my Acura in 2020 and drove it for 3 years with little to no issues. Took it for an oil change recently and two separate leaks were discovered. Not happy about having to pay over $1500 for this, when my car is really only at 55,000 miles. Was planning on buying an RDX as my next car, but after having issues fairly early on, will not be purchasing another Acura sadly.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does not recommend this car
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Leather seats with sunroof plus a screen display and tired spinning when i would push it, v6 and I love it , very unique exterior

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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best car

this car is a great car!! it has enough space for me and the ride is smooth. Cant really tell if the car is running I love it!!!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a New car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Based on the 2017 Acura TLX base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura Precision
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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