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Video: 2024 Acura TLX Up Close: Subtle Updates, New Screens

03:59 min
By Editors
November 1, 2023

About the video

Join Senior Research Editor Damon Bell as he gives a quick overview of the 2024 TLX’s updates.


We're here today checking out the refreshed for 2024 Acura TLX sports sedan. The TLX was redesigned from the ground up for 2021, and for 2024, it gets a number of subtle but welcome updates. Let's check it out.
(soft upbeat music) So starting up front, we've got pretty subtle but effective design updates. The grill is now frameless, so there's no separate border on the top or on any side of it. This being a Type S, it's a specific grill mesh insert. Some new sensors up front have enabled Acura to redesign the Acura logo in the grill. This is actually a new color for 2024 on this Type S, it's called Urban Gray Pearl. And in general, the Type S continues to have a little bit more aggressive front fascia. You've got the more pronounced splitter panel down at the bottom. Moving over to the A-Spec, it gets the same frameless grill treatment, a different grill mesh insert, which is also shared with the base TLX with the Technology package, and a subtly different front end design. So in all, a very mild styling refresh, but effective nonetheless. TLXs now start with 19-inch wheels. Previously, they came with 18s at the lower trim levels. This A-Spec has 19s in a distinctive new design with a Shark Gray finish. A couple of other subtle updates out back, A-Specs get a Gloss Black rear spoiler and gutsier, sportier looking round exhaust tips in place of the previous rectangular exhaust tips. The TLX's powertrains don't change for 2024. The base engine is still a 272 horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder, while the Type S continues with a 355 horsepower, turbocharged 3.0 liter V-6. Along with its hotter engine, the Type S gets upgraded wheels and tires as well. These are 20-inch dual spoke wheels in a Berlina Black finish, and those are mounted on Pirelli high performance tires. Out back, the Type S also gets a more pronounced rear spoiler and a dual exhaust treatment. So inside the 2024 TLX, the big news is new screens. We've got a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster with driver selectable modes and an upsize infotainment screen as well. It's also 12.3 inches, up from the previous 10.2 inch unit. But notice that I didn't say touchscreen. That's because Acura is continuing with its True Touchpad control interface, which uses a console-mounted touchpad with a little wrist support pad for you here and no actual touchscreen functionality, which isn't our favorite setup. It takes a little bit of practice to use the True Touchpad interface effectively, but most owners will probably acclimate. Among other subtle updates, there's a new rear seatbelt reminder feature. The AcuraWatch suite of safety features gets upgraded sensors and radar, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality is now wireless. And as the flagship model as well as the top performance model, the Type S gets some exclusive features, including a 10.5-inch multi-function Head-Up Display and a 360-degree Surround View Monitor. The 2024 Acura TLX is slated to arrive in dealerships by the end of this year, and pricing information will be released closer to its on-sale date. For more information on the new TLX and the rest of Acura's lineup, be sure to check out

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