The 2015 Acura TLX made its debut back in April at the 2014 New York Auto Show, but today the carmaker owned by Honda released the official price tags of its new vehicle. As a result, we found out that the brand new 2015 Acura TLX will have a starting price of $30,995, excluding tax, license, registration, vehicle options and destination charge of $895. The price is increased to $35,025 when equipped with the Technology Package.
So, for $30,995 you will get the 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine that generates 206 hp and 182 lb-ft (246 Nm) of torque, mated to the all-new 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter.
If you want a bigger engine, you can get the 3.5-liter V6 that develops 290 hp and 267 lb-ft (361 Nm) of torque as well as the all-new 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT). This model costs $35,220 excluding the $895 destination charges of course. With the Technology Package, pricing is increased to $39,250. The 3.5-liter TLX with Advance Package has a price tag of $42,500.
The all-wheel drive 2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD costs $41,450 and comes with the new hydraulically controlled version of Acura's acclaimed torque vectoring SH-AWD. With the Advance Package pricing is increased to $44,700. The TLX equipped with the 2.4-liter engine has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 24/35/28 mpg city/highway/combined.
TLX two-wheel-drive with the 3.5-liter V-6 has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 21/34/25 mpg (+1 city/+5 highway versus the outgoing two-wheel-drive 2014 TL). The TLX SH-AWD has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 21/31/25 (+3 city/+5 highway versus the outgoing 2014 TL SH-AWD).
The TLX has all-new chassis, powertrain, and precision technologies wrapped inside a nimble newly design exterior that sports tight body shapes, vividly sculptured fender arches, and firm character outlines.
Its sporty character gets accents from proportions more reminiscent of a compact sports sedan: Next to the 2014 TL, the 2015 TLX is 3.7” shorter in total length while keeping the same wheelbase measurements and front-to-rear passenger-seating space. The TLX's front and back overhangs are shorter by 1.1” and 2.7”, respectively, compared to the prior TL.
Acura's hallmark Jewel Eye LED headlights, which come standard on every model, give the TLX a modern and bright-eyed look while creating excellent illumination all the way down the road. Its LED light theme continues through the LED-accentuated side mirrors, LED tail lamps, and LED license plate lights.
The TLX also has an all-new 60/40 folding rear seat for better cargo storage flexibility and an all-new design for the trunk features a broader and deeper apeture, a lowered lift-over height, a completely level cargo floor, as well as two newly available underfloor storage spaces.
The TLX body design was conceived to further the dual goals conveyed in the automobile's "Red Carpet Athlete" theme for development: a considerably augmented luxury attractiveness, for cabin tranquillity, riding comfort, and refined styling, and exciting and energetic sports-sedan operations, all while achieving first-class fuel economy and safety ratings.