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Acura Gets Focused

The TLX, which replaced both the TSX and TL in Acura's lineup, is Acura's direct answer to small luxury sedan stalwarts ranging from the BMW 3 Series to the Lexus IS. A quick-shifting dual-clutch

automatic transmission, sophisticated all-wheel-drive system and all-wheel steering highlight a long list of impressive technologies, and the TLX offers more features for the money compared to most of its direct competitors, as is typically the case with Acura vehicles. Combined with a responsive, fun-to-drive demeanor, Acura's latest sedan is relatively new to the segment, but its bang-for-the-buck appeal is comfortably familiar.

Driving It

"The 2.4-liter 4-cylinder has 206 horsepower, an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic and is available only with front-drive. The combination delivers quick performance and, with its ingenious 4-wheel steering (called P-AWS, for Precision All-Wheel Steer), has a light, nimble handling feel with crisp turn-in to corners." Get more driving impressions in our 2016 Acura TLX full review.

 

Owners' Opinions

TLX owner and KBB.com visitor G22016 had this to say about Acura's newest sedan: "From styling to luxury features through fun-to-drive, I love the car. My only negative is the miles per gallon is a bit on the low side, but I do mostly local driving so I suppose it is to be expected." Read more consumer reviews of the Acura TLX.

All-Wheel Action

Front-wheel-drive TLX models include Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer system, which improves highway lane changes, spirited cornering and parking lot maneuverability. TLX V6 models are available with Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, which enhances high-performance driving in addition to offering the usual foul-weather traction advantages.

Build and Price

The 2016 Acura TLX starts around $33,000 and tops out at over $45,000. But those are sticker prices and you should expect to pay less. Build and price your own 2016 Acura TLX to unlock this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Small Luxury Sedans

The 2016 Acura TLX is the new member of an established club that includes legends like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Check out our Small Luxury Sedan Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on all your options.