2019 Acura TLX

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Key Specs

of the 2019 Acura TLX. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    23-27 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    206-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Advanced safety tech standard
  • Handling with all-wheel drive
  • Refined ride
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capabilities
  • Four-cylinder driving experience

The Bad

  • Interior not true luxury
  • V-6 model's push-button gear selector
  • Dynamics with V-6 and front-wheel drive
  • Two-screen multimedia system still confusing

Notable Features of the 2019 Acura TLX

  • New four-cylinder A-Spec model
  • Mid-size premium sedan
  • Four-cylinder with eight-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • V-6 with nine-speed automatic available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

What Is the 2019 Acura TLX?

The Acura TLX is a premium mid-size sedan that seats five. It’s powered by a standard 206-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or an optional 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 that works with a nine-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive comes standard with all-wheel drive optional on V-6 models. Competitors include the Toyota Avalon and Buick LaCrosse.

What's New on the 2019 Acura TLX?

The sporty A-Spec package is now available for four-cylinder TLXs in addition to V-6 models.

What Features in the 2019 Acura TLX Are Most Important?

Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety tech provide many bells and whistles in the base model. Premium options include a 360-degree camera system and a heated steering wheel.

Should I Buy the 2019 Acura TLX?

The TLX is well-equipped in base form, offering good value for the money, but the car's interior falls short of other luxury offerings and the multimedia system can be confusing.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

A high value car

by nolafan from New Orleans on October 20, 2018

This car meets all my needs. It is a SH-AWD 6 cyl, Advance Model. Has all the safety and driver assistance features. NA 6-cylinder is very reliable and will last a long time. I keep cars for over 200K... Read full review

(5.0)

Great looks, features & performanc (Tech & A spec)

by jamercman from Wyckoff, NJ on October 20, 2018

Has all the features expected in latest auto safety & convenience technology along with sporty interior two tone seats & exterior styling I was looking for in a 4 door sedan. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2019 Acura TLX currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Acura TLX has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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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

    Less than 6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    182-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

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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