How Do 2020 Acura TLX Specs Deliver Such a Searing Drive?

Kelley Blue Books writes that the “Acura TLX is among the standout vehicles in the crowded segment of compact-luxury sedans”. While first-rate features and evocative exterior styling certainly elevate the vehicle above and beyond the competition, it’s the Acura TLX specs that truly set it apart. For drivers seeking an artful union of spirited performance and forward-thinking efficiency, it’s hard to imagine anything else coming close.

With that in mind, read on to explore:

  • Acura TLX Horsepower and Torque
  • Acura TLX Fuel Economy
  • Acura TLX Performance Features
  • Acura TLX A-Spec Package

Acura TLX Fuel Economy

The Acura TLX might carve corners and take off from standstill like few other vehicles, but it still delivers impressive efficiency scores through one of two transmission systems:

  • 8-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission): Fitted with 4-cylinder models to provide seamless shifts.
  • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission: Fitted with V6 models for ideal power delivery across the spectrum.

Both systems come with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters for direct control, and V6 models feature Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) to keep fuel consumption to a minimum.

Efficiency ratings come in at:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with 2.4L 4-Cylinder and P-AWS*.
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with V6 and P-AWS*
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with V6 and SH-AWD*

Acura TLX A-Spec Package

The 2020 Acura TLX is crafted with NSX-inspired accents and boasts a dramatic exterior defined by iconic Acura grille and crisp, sporty lines.


For those who like that bold exterior to reflect the vehicle’s spirited performance, the A-Spec model is available to make the following exterior upgrades:

  • 19-Inch Shark Gray Split Five-Spoke Wheels
  • Front Bumper with Lower Air Intakes
  • Dark Chrome Grille and Exterior Trim
  • Black Window Trim
  • Round Dual Exhaust Outlets
  • Gloss Black Rear Spoiler
  • Dark Chrome Taillight Details
  • A-Spec Badging on the Front Fenders and Rear Decklid

Performance-focused styling is carried over to the interior, with features including:

  • Black Alcantara or Red Leather Seating with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Red-On-Black Gauges
  • Black Headliner
  • A-Spec Badging on the Steering Wheel and Door Sill Garnish


Acura TLX Performance Features

Like all Acura models, the new TLX harnesses the latest performance engineering to outpace expectations and turn every drive into an experience.


Performance features include:

  • Sophisticated Suspension: 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems are mounted on separate sub-frames and use Amplitude Reactive Dampers to iron out the road and control body movements.
  • Integrated Dynamics System: Customize driving feedback on the fly by cycling between Economy, Normal, Sport, and Sport+ drive modes.
  • Agile Handling Assist®: Active braking technology helps maintain your desired line through curves.
  • Performance Braking: The Acura TLX fits 12.6”-diameter ventilated front discs and 12.2” solid rear discs.

Your ride is further sharpened and enhanced by an advanced suite of active safety features, including:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Acura TLX Horsepower and Torque


The Acura TLX makes every moment on the road count by commanding colossal power from one of two engines.

Options include:

  • 2.4L 16-Valve Inline-4: Makes up to 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5L 24-Valve V6: Makes up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque.

You can also choose between two drive types:

  • Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®): The Acura TLX all wheel steering system is the first in the world able to adjust rear wheel toe angles independently. You can count on enhanced agility and stability while taking corners, changing lanes, and hitting the brakes.
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD): Available with V6 models, Acura TLX SH-AWD uses torque-vectoring technology to distribute power delivery between all four wheels for seamless power transitions, track-like control, and all-weather traction.


Take Command of Leading Luxury Performance by Arranging an Acura TLX Test Drive

Whether you want to experience Acura AWD performance, compare Acura TLX vs. Acura ILX, or simply talk through available trim levels, the team at your local Wisconsin Acura dealer can be of assistance. Visit today to find out more and explore the latest special offers.

*Based on 2019 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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