The 2018 Acura TLX Delivers Impressive Performance

The 2018 Acura TLX DeliversImpressive Performance

The 2018 Acura TLX is a performance luxury sedan that turns heads and provides thrills and unprecedented control behind the wheel. With different engine, transmission, and drivetrain options to choose from across several packages, you can select the TLX that’s right for you based on your driving needs and preferences. But no matter which model you choose, you’ll enjoy powerful performance on the road that’s both dynamic and fuel efficient, making the TLX a Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy.

  • Two engine options– each work in tandem with a different high-performance transmission.
  • Different drivetrain options yield greater stability and more agile handling.
  • Suspension and active safety features further enhance TLX performance.

Engine options

The TLX comes with two engine options, each dynamic and powerful. The first is an inline-4 that produces up to 206 horsepower. For drivers looking for even more power, the 3.5 L V6 engine produces up to 290 horsepower. The inline-4 engine comes with FWD with Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS). The V6 engine comes with an option of the FWD with either P-AWS or Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

Transmission Options

The TLX’s inline-4 engine is paired up with an 8-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission. It comes with torque converter and Sequential SportShift paddle shifters to enhance performance and make it engaging and fun to drive. Originally designed for racing, the dual-clutch transmission shifts fast and with greater efficiency. The V6 engine features a 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters. Unleashing performance that is smooth yet assertive, this transmission allows drivers more control and better efficiency.

2018 Acura TLX Motor
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The Precision All-Wheel Steering, or P-AWS, drivetrain comes standard along with the inline-4 engine and the V6 with the FWD configuration. It provides drivers with improved handling, stability, and control. Whether you’re cornering, passing, or just cruising, P-AWS helps drivers maneuver better at both high and low speeds. When combined with other features such as Vehicle Stability Assist and the Agile Handling Assist system, the TLX with P-AWS makes for a dynamic experience behind the wheel.


Super Handling All Wheel Drive, or SH-AWD, is available along with the V6 engine for drivers. This unique and exclusive Acura technology boosts the performance of the TLX with greater stability, improved agility, and control. SH-AWD ensures that the TLX is performing at its best in any type of weather and even on less-than-ideal road surfaces. It offers drivers:

  • Quicker acceleration

  • Improved handling

  • Greater fuel efficiency

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy of the TLX will vary slightly depending on which engine and drivetrain combination you choose. But no matter which TLX model is right for you, you can expect impressive fuel economy that lets you drive longer distances with less visits to the pump.

  • Inline-4 with FWD – 23 city / 33 highway / 27 combined mpg*

  • V6 with FWD – 20 city / 32 highway / 24 combined mpg*

  • V6 with SH-AWD – 21 city / 30 highway / 24 combined mpg*


Suspension plays a major role in the TLX’s performance, and it’s what sets it apart from competitors. The TLX features:

  • 4-Wheel Independent MacPherson Strut Suspension System – Front and Multi-Link Rear

  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers

  • Integrated Dynamics System

  • Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering

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Active Safety Features that Enhance Performance

The TLX’s performance gets even more of a boost with active safety features. These features ensure that the TLX maintains good tractive control of the road, even in inclement weather, and also help bring the TLX to a complete stop more quickly in emergency braking situations. The TLX even monitors tire pressure and alerts you when pressure is needed, to ensure optimal safety and top performance on the road.

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  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering

  • Agile Handling Assist

  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System

  • Electronic Brake Distribution

  • Brake Assist

  • LED Daytime Running Lights

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Location Pressure Indicators and Tire Fill Assist

  • 2018 Acura TLX Driving

    Test Drive Today

    Learn more about the 2018 Acura TLX by contacting us or visiting your nearest Wisconsin Acura Dealer. Explore current offers and take the opportunity to experience the TLX first-hand. Set up a time to test drive yours today!

    *Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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