Acura has announced that the updated 2018 Acura TLX is going to start arriving in showrooms next month and pricing will start at $33,950. One of the biggest reasons that buyers stayed away from the TLX is because of its styling and thankfully Acura has officially away from that controversial beak.
The 2018 Acura TLX’s biggest update is its new, less controversial face.”
From the front the 2018 TLX gets a restyled new face, which is inspired by the Acura Precision Concept and is highlighted by a new diamond pentagon grille with a more sharply sculpted hood and front fenders. Acura’s signature 5-lamp Jewel Eye LED headlights and new alloy wheel designs complete the distinctive, athletic and aggressive character of the TLX.
At the rear all TLX V6 models get a new rear diffuser with exposed dual-exhaust outlets; while the Technology Package adds a chrome side sill garnish, leather seats with high-contrast stitching and piping, and a power-operated driver’s seat thigh extension.
The TLX V6 Advance Package gains new, premium features including trapezoidal LED fog lights, a Surround View camera system, built-in wireless charging pad, white LED ambient interior light piping, a heated steering wheel and rear outboard seats, power-folding side mirrors, and a new body-colored decklid spoiler.
Lastly an the 2018 TLX now offers the new V6 A-Spec, which adds more “sport” to the equation inside and out, along with key enhancements to chassis tuning. The TLX A-Spec gets unique styling with a matte-black diamond pentagon grille with dark chrome surround, an aggressive lower front fascia with broad center air opening flanked by round LED fog lights, and a dark appearance for the Jewel Eye LED headlights. A-Spec exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels finished in Shark Gray paint are shod with 245-series tires. The A-Spec exterior also gets a gloss-black decklid spoiler, “smoked” LED taillights, and an exclusive fascia featuring a lower diffuser accented by 4-inch round dual exhaust finishers.
Inside, the TLX A-Spec features more aggressively bolstered front seats with high-contrast stitching and piping; red LED ambient light piping; red driver’s meter highlights; black headliner and pillar treatment; brushed aluminum-look instrument panel garnish; and an exclusive, thick-rimmed steering wheel with A-Spec badging.
The TLX A-Spec will be the sportier choice on the road with its retuned electric power steering system and damper settings. A-Spec models equipped with SH-AWD also get a quicker steering ratio, a stiffer spring rate and a rear stabilizer bar.
The 2018 Acura TLX continues to be offered with two powertrains: a 2.4-liter, 206-horsepower four-cylinder mated to an 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission and a 3.5-liter, 290-horsepower V6 mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional on the V6 model.