Acura TLX Now Available Through Dealers, But How Does It Compare To The Honda Accord?

Acura premiered its latest version of its TLX model, and the vehicle is now available through dealerships. It has been compared to the Honda Accord, and many buyers who are looking for a new car may wonder how it stacks up. Which is the better choice?

Edmunds reported that the 2017 Acura TLX is now available through dealerships. It is a midsize luxury sedan built by the American Honda Company. The starting price is $32,840, and it includes a $940 destination charge. The top of the line model, a TLX 3.5L SH-AWD with an Advance Package, is priced at $45,740 including shipping.

Buyers have a choice of three models, and the Acura TLX comes with three new colors. The base model of the TLX comes with a 206-horsepower 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine and includes an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The mid-range version comes with a 290-horsepower V6 engine and includes a nine-speed automatic transmission. The high-end TLX is an all-wheel drive vehicle and includes a V-6 engine and a nine-speed transmission. The new colors offered are named Modern Steel Metallic, San Marino Red, and Lunar Silver Metallic.

Motoring Crunch compared the 2017 Honda Accord to the Acura TLX to see how they stacked up against each other. The Honda Accord comes with a six-speed manual transmission and a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. It delivers about 185 HP and 181 pounds per foot torque and offers 23 miles per gallon in the city and 32 on the highway.

The base model of the Acura TLX offers a 2.4L inline four-cylinder engine with 203 HP engine and 182 pounds of torque per foot. Its gas mileage is slightly better with 24 MPG in the city and 35 on the highway.

For those who want slightly more, Honda offers the Touring Accord. It comes with a 3.5L V-6 engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and gets 21 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. The base Honda Accord costs about $22,355 while the Acura TLX retails for $31,695. The upper end model of the Honda Accord costs $34,830.

The News Wheel reported that the 2017 Acura TLX will carry a $31,900 price tag. With the destination fee, it will cost $200 more than the 2016 model. The engine options haven’t changed, and buyers will be able to choose between the 206 HP 4-cylinder or the more powerful 290 HP V-6 engine.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Acura TLX a five-star rating for its safety features. These features include blind spot information and an adaptive cruise control. Vice President and General Manager of the Acura Division John Ikeda said that Acura continues to receive accolades for multiple reasons.

“The Acura TLX continues to receive accolades for its combination of styling, driving dynamics and luxury refinements. TLX embodies the performance and technological sophistication of the Acura brand.”

Car Scoops reported that the 2017 Acura TLX starts off the new year with a $31,900 price tag and new colors. There’s also an upgrade of a Technology Package that will add around an additional $4,000 for buyers who want the upgrades. Optional upgrades include a seven-inch digital touchscreen, electrically adjustable heat and air for those sitting in the front seats, and a keyless entry.

There is a lot of driver-assisted technology available for the 2017 Acura TLX that includes an Acura Watch Suite, a Collision Mitigation System, and a Lane Departure Warning. Other systems are available as well include the Expanded View Driver’s side mirror.

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