For 2018, the Acura TLX received a quite extensive refresh on its front end, making it practically appear like a complete redesign. This update consisted of a new three-dimensional grille, brand-new fenders, and a revised hood. On V6 models, the rear end got a makeover too, which helped better distinguish the 2 versions. Other than its tweaked look, the 2018 TLX received the latest tech features. With all these updates still fresh, we anticipate the 2019 TLX to arrive the same.
2019 Acura TLX Design
Visually, we expect no changes when the 2019 TLX strikes showrooms. On the outside, it’ll likely continue with its new-for-2018 front end and grille influenced by the Acura Precision Concept, which removed the much-maligned Acura beak grille. Inside, the existing car boasts a new two-screen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an LCD driver’s meter.
If the carryover TLX doesn’t satisfy you, you may want to have a look at the 2019 ILX. There is a possibility that Acura might redesign the ILX for 2019 and base it on the 10th-generation Civic. Then again, there are likewise reports that the ILX will be ceased before the 2019 model year, so remain tuned for updates on this.
2019 Acura TLX Engine
Another area we anticipate no changes is to the TLX’s powertrain. We anticipate its base engine to stay the 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 206 horse power. The optional 3.5-liter V6 will likewise likely stay the exact same at 290 hp. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission manages shifting duties on the four-pot model, while six-cylinder versions use a nine-speed automated. All-wheel drive is an option on V6 models.
2019 Acura TLX Safety
In regards to safety, the current TLX just missed getting the IIHS’ second-highest ranking– Top Safety Pick– because of its “Acceptable” ranking in the small-overlap test. The IIHS requires a “Good” rating to qualify for Top Safety Pick. With no changes expected structurally, try to find the 2019 TLX to coming in with the exact same scores.
2019 Acura TLX Pricing & Release Date
While there is no main release date for the 2019 Acura TLX yet, we do expect seeing it in the summer of 2018. Provided there are no big changes, we expect its cost variety to remain near the existing model’s range of $33,965 to $45,765 (location costs included). The crucial competition for the TLX includes the INFINITI Q50, Lincoln MKZ, and the Audi A4.