Customers will be able to purchase their much-awaited mid-size luxury sedan – the Acura TLX – starting September 24. As for its price tag, the starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) will be $31,695 for the model with eight-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT).
The same model equipped with the Technology Package will have an MSRP of $35,750. On the other hand, the MRSPs for models equipped with the nine-speed automatic gearbox remain the same from mid-MY2015.
Moreover, the sedan features the Motion-Adaptive Electronic Power Steering system that provides very precise and responsive steering and allows better fuel efficiency. This system is complemented by the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) traction-control system that helps the vehicle retain control in slippery road conditions.
For a higher level of handling, the TLX units are gifted with Acura’s precision-handling technologies. For instance, the two-wheel-drive TLX models feature the latest version of Acura P-AWS, which was incorporated into the sedan’s chassis design from the initial phases of development.
This has enabled Acura’s engineers to exploit the P-AWS system’s independent left and right rear-wheel toe angle control to improve overall handling precision, high-speed stability and low-speed maneuverability. All-wheel drive models, meanwhile, are equipped with Acura's torque vectoring SH-AWD.
This system sees to it that the rear-drive unit is continually overdriven by 2.7 percent to create a torque-vectoring effect on various driving situations. This improves the TLX’s cornering capability in tighter-radius corners and at lower speeds.
In terms of safety and driver assistance, the new Acura TLX leads the pack. As a matter of fact, the TLX is equipped with a cooperative monocular camera and millimeter wave radar system, which combine to further intensify the fidelity and widen the scope of the sedan’s road-sensing capabilities.
They provide the basis for the vehicle’s Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), which is capable of providing improved car-to-car and car-to-pedestrian collision mitigation and boosting the potential of the Adaptive Cruise Control system.