AutoGuide.com News » Acura http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:19:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 AutoGuide.com News » Acura http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/wp-content/themes/autoguide-proper/img/logo_autoguide_red.gif http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news Acura RLX Hybrid Delayed Due to Technical Issues http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/acura-rlx-hybrid-delayed-due-technical-reasons.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/acura-rlx-hybrid-delayed-due-technical-reasons.html#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:15:13 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=253492 Acura RLX Hybrid Delayed Due to Technical Issues Acura RLX Hybrid Delayed Due to Technical Issues
The Acura RLX Hybrid still isn’t up to the Japanese automaker’s expectations. Originally expected to arrive this spring, the RLX Hybrid was then delayed and was supposed to arrive this summer. But the RLX Hybrid has yet to show up at dealerships and according to the company’s senior vice president and general manager, Mike Accavitti,... more]]>
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The Acura RLX Hybrid still isn’t up to the Japanese automaker’s expectations.

Originally expected to arrive this spring, the RLX Hybrid was then delayed and was supposed to arrive this summer. But the RLX Hybrid has yet to show up at dealerships and according to the company’s senior vice president and general manager, Mike Accavitti, the car isn’t on sale due to a “technical” issue. Unfortunately Accavitti wouldn’t elaborate on the issue simply telling WardsAuto that the sedan “just hasn’t met with our expectations yet.”

SEE ALSO: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Review

Reported reasons for the car’s delay vary from a lithium-ion battery shortage to engineers needing to work out the car’s three-electric-motor Super-Handling-All-Wheel-Drive system. The RLX Hybrid will feature a trio of electric motors paired to a 3.5-liter V6 engine for a total system output of 377 hp.

As of now, the RLX Hybrid is expected to arrive dealerships within the next month as some units were on a boat from Japan late last month.

GALLERY: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Live Photos

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Should I Buy a Used Acura TL? http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/should-i-buy-an-acura-tl-2004-2008.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/should-i-buy-an-acura-tl-2004-2008.html#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:02:23 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=253155 Should I Buy a Used Acura TL? Should I Buy a Used Acura TL?
  Vehicle Overview The 2004 model year saw the introduction of an unofficial third-generation Acura TL. Although this was the first time just the TL moniker was used on an Acura model, two previous generations of mid-size luxury sedans used the letters TL after a set of numbers designating the engine. The TL was available initially... more]]>
 

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Vehicle Overview

The 2004 model year saw the introduction of an unofficial third-generation Acura TL. Although this was the first time just the TL moniker was used on an 2004-2008-Acura-TL-08.jpgAcura model, two previous generations of mid-size luxury sedans used the letters TL after a set of numbers designating the engine.

The TL was available initially with a 3.2-liter V6 engine that was rated at 270 HP for 2004-2005 and then reduced to 258 HP in 2006 thanks to new SAE certification ratings. The V6 could be paired to a five-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual, both sending power to the front wheels.

In 2007 a more powerful Type-S arrived on the scene powered by a 286 HP 3.5-liter V6, also paired to either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual.

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Trims Packages

From 2004-2006 the TL came in a singular trim that could have various items added to it. In 2007 a Type-S edition was added.

Top 3 Reasons to Buy

  1. 2004-2008-Acura-TL-09.jpgReliability – Although the TL does have a few issues, for the most part owners have been very satisfied with reliability.
  2. Style – Many owners love the look of the 2004-2008 TL and consider it to be the best looking generation of TL, especially the TL Type-S.
  3. Sophistication – For many owners, the TL was their first luxury car purchase as they were looking for a more sophisticated car.

Top 3 Problem Areas

  1. 2004-2008-Acura-TL-07.jpgTransmission – Both the five-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmission have had issues. The automatic with irregular shifts and not engaging gears, while the six-speed manual has been plagued with third gear issues.
  2. Dashboard Cracks – Owners have found dashboard cracks form on their TLs, specifically around the passenger airbag.
  3. Rattles and Squeaks – many used cars develop rattles and squeaks, but the TL appears to be especially susceptible to them in the rear.

Before You Buy

Ensure all recalls have been performed on the TL as each year has a few listed on the NHTSA website. Check for dashboard cracks around the passenger airbag and listen for any squeaks or rattles during a test drive.

Feel for any unusual behavior from the transmission as well, regardless of transmission type.

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Best Bang for Your Buck

The 2004 and 2005 TL have had far more complaints lodged with the NHTSA than other model years. Despite these cars having higher horsepower ratings, the lower ratings of the 2006+ cars were just from a new rating procedure and not an actual decrease in power compared to the previous model years. Our advice would be to look for a regular 2006-2008 TL, unless more you want more performance. If that’s the case, look for a Type-S instead.

Recall and Crash Test Database

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Looking for more information? Visit our Acura TL Forum

GALLERY: Acura TL 2004-2008

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Acura TLX GT Race Car to Debut at Mid-Ohio http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/acura-tlx-gt-race-car-debuting-mid-ohio.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/acura-tlx-gt-race-car-debuting-mid-ohio.html#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:45:18 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=252539 Acura TLX GT Race Car to Debut at Mid-Ohio Acura TLX GT Race Car to Debut at Mid-Ohio
The Acura TLX GT race car will finally make its debut this weekend. The 2015 Acura TLX will compete in the GT category with RealTime Racing and seasoned veteran Peter Cunningham behind the wheel. The TLX GT will compete in a pair of races during the doubleheader race weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The race... more]]>
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The Acura TLX GT race car will finally make its debut this weekend.

The 2015 Acura TLX will compete in the GT category with RealTime Racing and seasoned veteran Peter Cunningham behind the wheel. The TLX GT will compete in a pair of races during the doubleheader race weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The race car is based on the production TLX and is a collaboration by HPD and RealTime Racing boasting a twin-turbo V6 engine with all-wheel drive.

SEE ALSO: Acura TLX GT Race Car Video, First Look

“We’re excited to debut the Acura TLX GT race car in front of our ‘hometown’ audience of associates from the many Honda facilities in central Ohio,” said Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development and Vice President, Auto Operations, American Honda. “The competition in the Pirelli World Challenge is fierce, including many of the luxury makes the TLX will compete with on the sales floor. Acura has never shied away from a challenge. Instead, we seek it out, both on-track and in the marketplace.”

GALLERY: Acura TLX GT Race Car

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Top 5 Least Appealing Luxury Car Brands http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/top-5-least-appealing-luxury-car-brands.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/top-5-least-appealing-luxury-car-brands.html#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:00:07 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=252040 Top 5 Least Appealing Luxury Car Brands Top 5 Least Appealing Luxury Car Brands
The results for this year’s J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study are in with every luxury automaker scoring above the industry average. Based on a 1,000-point scale, the 2014 APEAL study has vehicle owners evaluate over 77 attributes, which combined into an overall score. This year, the industry average was 794 but... more]]>
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The results for this year’s J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study are in with every luxury automaker scoring above the industry average.

Based on a 1,000-point scale, the 2014 APEAL study has vehicle owners evaluate over 77 attributes, which combined into an overall score. This year, the industry average was 794 but for premium brands, that number rose to 840. Still, five luxury automakers scored below the premium average, making them the top five least appealing luxury car brands in the U.S.

5: Lincoln (835 APEAL score)

Ford’s luxury arm scored five points shy of the premium industry average but continues to impress with the MKX taking the Midsize Premium SUV category in this year’s Initial Quality Study. Lincoln is actually the most appealing luxury automaker from America and is second only to Lexus for a premium brand not from Europe. Through the first half of the year, Lincoln’s sales have improved by in recent months has seen a slight drop. The company hopes to continue its growth with new models on the horizon.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Review – Video

4: Cadillac (826 APEAL score)

Cadillac has made strides in recent years, separating itself from Japanese competitors with more refinement and performance. Currently, the American automaker is working on its next-generation ATS-V and CTS-V models which will appeal to performance enthusiasts looking for comfort and luxury amenities. The brand has also focused on sporty styling while keeping the classy lines that has made the brand such a staple in the automotive market for generations.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport vs 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T

3: Infiniti (826 APEAL score)

Considering how many Infiniti vehicles are on the road today, it might come as a surprise to see that it’s less appealing than Lincoln and tied with Cadillac. But expect things to change for Nissan’s luxury arm as the company continues to focus on innovating technologies and more additions to its lineup. The company still has a ways to go however in order to compete with Europe’s finest.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Infiniti QX70 Review

2: Acura (814 APEAL score)

Honda’s luxury brand has been more evolutionary than revolutionary in recent years, but the addition of its upcoming NSX might change things. For now, its lineup of family sedans, crossovers and SUVs may appeal to the mass market, but none of them truly excite automotive enthusiasts. As a result, Acura is the second least appealing luxury automaker with a score of 814.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Review

1: Volvo (812 APEAL score)

In the last few years, Volvo has gone from bankrupt to developing three new concepts for the world to see. Though it may be the least appealing luxury automaker currently, the company hopes to turn things around in the coming years with its all-new models and fuel-efficient powertrains. Known for its tradition of being safe and boring, Volvo hopes to turn things around by being sporty, luxurious and exciting.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E FWD Review

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Acura MDX Becomes Best-Selling Three-Row Luxury SUV http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/acura-mdx-becomes-best-selling-three-row-luxury-suv.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/acura-mdx-becomes-best-selling-three-row-luxury-suv.html#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:40:01 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250688 Acura MDX Becomes Best-Selling Three-Row Luxury SUV Acura MDX Becomes Best-Selling Three-Row Luxury SUV
The Acura MDX is now America’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time. In the first six months of this year, Acura has experienced record sales with its MDX with 30,664 units sold – up 68.4 percent compared to the same period last year. Cumulative sales of the model through almost 15 years is 692,710... more]]>
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The Acura MDX is now America’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time.

In the first six months of this year, Acura has experienced record sales with its MDX with 30,664 units sold – up 68.4 percent compared to the same period last year. Cumulative sales of the model through almost 15 years is 692,710 units and the company anticipates total sales to surpass 700,000 units by the end of the year. The MDX originally launched in 2000 as a 2001 model year with the third-generation model introduced in June 2013.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Acura MDX Priced from $43,460

The MDX has been the best-selling three-row luxury SUV in every individual year since 2002 according to the Japanese automaker and the current model has received a five-star safety rating from NHTSA and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

“Luxury car buyers have spoken, and we really want to thank our Acura customers for making the MDX the clear winner among three-row luxury SUVs,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura Division. “MDX is the clear benchmark in its class, consistently delivering the best combination of features, function and performance that luxury buyers are after.”

Acura MDX Sales Infographic

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GALLERY: 2015 Acura MDX

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2015 Acura TLX Priced from $31,890 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2015-acura-tlx-priced-31890.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2015-acura-tlx-priced-31890.html#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:35:52 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=249938 2015 Acura TLX Priced from $31,890 2015 Acura TLX Priced from $31,890
When the Acura TLX hits dealer this August, it will do so with a base price of $31,890.  For that base price, the TLX comes with a  2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. To add the technology package to this car, customers will be asked... more]]>
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When the Acura TLX hits dealer this August, it will do so with a base price of $31,890. 

For that base price, the TLX comes with a  2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. To add the technology package to this car, customers will be asked to drop about $36,000.

Moving on up, the more powerful 3.5-liter V6 that makes 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque can be had for $36,115, mated to a nine-speed automatic. Add the technology package, and the price climbs to just over $40,000. Finally, those customers interested in Acura’s super-handling all-wheel drive can have the car for $42,345, or $45,595 with the tech package.

What We Know: 2015 Acura TLX Specs

Acura is also doing something special for customers who are willing to put their cash on the line before September 2, 2014, and take delivery of their car by October 31. Called the Acura Advantage, those interested in financing will be able to pay $299 a month for the 2.4-liter model and $349 a month for the 3.5-liter model for 36 months with a $2,499 down payment. The program will also benefit existing owners of Acuras, offering a $500 personalization allowance for Acura genuine accessories, which can be applied to a new TLX.

The TLX will be built in Marysville, Ohio.

GALLERY: 2015 Acura TLX Live Photos

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GALLERY: 2015 Acura TLX

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Honda Previews 2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Challengers http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/honda-bringing-six-vehicles-2014-pikes-peak-hill-climb.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/honda-bringing-six-vehicles-2014-pikes-peak-hill-climb.html#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:39:56 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=249227 Honda Previews 2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Challengers Honda Previews 2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Challengers
Honda has announced that it’ll be heading to this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a total of six cars. In each of the last 12 years, a Honda-powered vehicle has claimed at least one class victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and in total, the Japanese automaker has captured 44 wins... more]]>
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Honda has announced that it’ll be heading to this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a total of six cars.

In each of the last 12 years, a Honda-powered vehicle has claimed at least one class victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and in total, the Japanese automaker has captured 44 wins overall.

SEE ALSO: Honda S3700 Teased for 2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

So far, Honda has teased an S2000 that’s powered by a 3.7-liter V6 – dubbed S3700 – and a first-generation NSX. Other vehicles competing on behalf of the company include a Fit EV, a CBR600RR motorcycle and a TRX450 All-Terrain Vehicle.

Honda also returns as the Partnering Sponsor for the 2014 event.

“Honda is proud to have worked with the AMA and event organizers to increase safety for the competitors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda Division, Jeff Conrad. “Honda has a long and successful history at Pikes Peak, and helping to increase the safety on the race course allows our drivers and riders to focus on getting to the top of the mountain as quickly as possible!”

GALLERY: Honda at 2014 Pikes Peak

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Extended to 9 Seasons http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/05/comedians-cars-getting-coffee-extended-9-seasons.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/05/comedians-cars-getting-coffee-extended-9-seasons.html#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 12:16:56 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=242913 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Extended to 9 Seasons Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Extended to 9 Seasons
Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has gas for at least nine seasons. Acura announced yesterday that it will sponsor of the show for 24 more episodes that will appear on Crackle and ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee.com. There are currently three seasons of the show available to watch online with guests including Jason Alexander, Mel Brooks, Howard... more]]>
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Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has gas for at least nine seasons.

Acura announced yesterday that it will sponsor of the show for 24 more episodes that will appear on Crackle and ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee.com. There are currently three seasons of the show available to watch online with guests including Jason Alexander, Mel Brooks, Howard Stern and Chris Rock.

Seasons four and five of show show will launch this summer and fall respectively and after that, the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth will get underway. What’s not to like? After all, its Seinfeld doing a show about nothing.

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2015 Acura TLX Launch Date Delayed http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/2015-acura-tlx-delayed-summer-2015.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/2015-acura-tlx-delayed-summer-2015.html#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:54:55 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=241867 2015 Acura TLX Launch Date Delayed 2015 Acura TLX Launch Date Delayed
If you’re anxiously waiting for the 2015 Acura TLX to arrive dealerships, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. According to the Japanese automaker, the 2015 Acura TLX is being delayed so the company can sort out all the systems and technologies in the vehicle. It’s not one specific thing that is causing the delay... more]]>
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If you’re anxiously waiting for the 2015 Acura TLX to arrive dealerships, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.

According to the Japanese automaker, the 2015 Acura TLX is being delayed so the company can sort out all the systems and technologies in the vehicle. It’s not one specific thing that is causing the delay according to a brand spokesperson, but rather Acura wants to ensure that all systems are ready to go for mass production.

The 2015 Acura TLX boasts the most advanced and customer-relevant technology than on any other Acura vehicle to date, and given the recent abundance of recalls, the automaker is probably choosing to be on the safer side with launching the vehicle.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Acura TLX Revealed in NY as TL, TSX Replacement

In other words, Acura doesn’t want to put the TLX into production or on sale until “it’s perfect.” The new sedan comes with either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or 3.5-liter V6, but it will feature two brand new transmissions from Acura. The four-cylinder powerplant is mated to an eight-speed automatic while the V6 gets a nine-speed transmission. The company has also reworked its Precision All-Wheel Steering and Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive systems for the new model.

The 2015 TLX release date has been pushed back to late summer.

GALLERY: 2015 Acura TLX Live Photos

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GALLERY: 2015 Acura TLX

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2015 Acura TLX Video, First Look http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/2015-acura-tlx-video-first-look.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/2015-acura-tlx-video-first-look.html#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:33 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=241441 2015 Acura TLX Video, First Look 2015 Acura TLX Video, First Look
While other automakers such as BMW are adding as many models as they can to their lineup, Acura is taking a different approach. The company’s all new 2015 TLX will replace the TL and TSX sedans as its midsized sedan competitor and the production model strayed very little from the concept. Available with two different... more]]>
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While other automakers such as BMW are adding as many models as they can to their lineup, Acura is taking a different approach.

The company’s all new 2015 TLX will replace the TL and TSX sedans as its midsized sedan competitor and the production model strayed very little from the concept. Available with two different powerplants, the TLX can be had with either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque or a 3.5-liter V6 with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder engine will be available with an eight-speed dual clutch transmission while the V6 will sport a nine-speed automatic.

SEE ALSO: 2014 New York Auto Show Coverage

V6 buyers can opt for the brand’s SH-AWD technology, which utilizes torque vectoring to improve the car’s handling. Of course, buyers can also expect all the luxury amenities that have become a staple of the Acura brand. The new model will go on sale later this year and expect pricing to be announced closer to its launch.

GALLERY: 2015 Acura TLX Live Photos

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2015 Acura TLX Revealed in NY as TL, TSX Replacement http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/2015-acura-tlx-debuts-ny-auto-show.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/2015-acura-tlx-debuts-ny-auto-show.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:59:08 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=241185 2015 Acura TLX Revealed in NY as TL, TSX Replacement 2015 Acura TLX Revealed in NY as TL, TSX Replacement
Generally, a concept car is a distant precursor to the production model, but Acura didn’t take that tack with the TLX. You see, the production model, which debuted today at the 2014 New York Auto Show, looks and sounds almost identical to the concept that we saw at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The Acura... more]]>
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Generally, a concept car is a distant precursor to the production model, but Acura didn’t take that tack with the TLX.

You see, the production model, which debuted today at the 2014 New York Auto Show, looks and sounds almost identical to the concept that we saw at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The Acura ‘Beak’ design is still present, along with the jewel-eye headlights which have become a staple for the brand.

Acura has discontinued the TL and TSX, so the TLX will replace both cars. Despite being 3.8-inches shorter than the 2014 TL, the car maintains the same wheelbase and front to rear passenger seating distance. All in, the TLX two-wheel drive with the V6 engine is expected to weigh in just under 3,600 pounds.

SEE ALSO: 2014 NY Auto Show Coverage

Two engines are available with the TLX, either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine pumping out 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque, or a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Each engine is matched exclusively to its own transmission, with the four-banger hooked up to an eight-speed dual clutch with a torque converter while the V6 is mated to a nine-speed automatic.

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Fuel economy ratings for the 2.4-liter two-wheel drive model is anticipated to be 24 mpg city, 35 highway and 28 mpg combined. For the two-wheel drive six-cylinder model, Acura expects 21 mpg city, 34 highway and 25 combined. At the top of the line, the all-wheel drive TLX model, which is the only model with stop/start, is  rated at 21 mpg city, 31 highway and 25 mpg combined.

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Two-wheel drive TLX models come equipped with Acura’s precision all-wheel drive steer (PAWS) which allows the rear wheels to steer in conjunction with the fronts. When equipped with the V6, buyers can choose to buy Acura’s super-handling all-wheel drive (SH-AWD) which uses torque vectoring to help the car handling. At the limit handling for both PAWS and SH-AWD equipped models is helped by Acura’s agile handling assist, which uses vehicles stability assist and brake modulation to help keep the car on the road.

All of the luxury appointments you would expect are present inside this car, including soft-touch materials, alloy and wood-grain accents and available Milano leather. A seven-inch touchscreen is fitted in the center stack, running the latest in ‘AcuraLink’ infotainment, which includes such features as Siri eyes free compatibility, GPS-linked climate control, internet radio and bluetooth. For those who love big sound systems, Acura has you covered with an available 455-watt, 10-speaker ELS Studio premium stereo.

The TLX will go on sale sometime later this year, and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

GALLERY: 2015 Acura TLX Live Photos

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GALLERY: 2015 Acura TLX

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All Acura Models Receiving AWD by 2016 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/acura-models-receiving-awd-2016.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/04/acura-models-receiving-awd-2016.html#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:22:44 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=240835 All Acura Models Receiving AWD by 2016 All Acura Models Receiving AWD by 2016
Details have surfaced that all Acura models will be getting an all-wheel-drive option by 2016. That means even the entry-level ILX will be offered with AWD in a couple of years, and expect some mild updates to the sedan as Acura tries to push it to be a more attractive option in the segment. It... more]]>
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Details have surfaced that all Acura models will be getting an all-wheel-drive option by 2016.

That means even the entry-level ILX will be offered with AWD in a couple of years, and expect some mild updates to the sedan as Acura tries to push it to be a more attractive option in the segment. It is expected that the TLX will receive Jewel Eye headlights, AcuraLink, improved smartphone integration and the TLX’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for the 2016 model year.

The details come via the same dealer source that let slip the specs on the upcoming 2015 Acura TLX.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Review

Expect similar updates to arrive for the 2016 RDX as well, including rear air conditioning vents, a power tailgate on all models and an advanced trim that will bring the luxury features of the MDX to its smaller stablemate. Both vehicles will also receive the brand’s ODMD, a touchscreen system that is currently seen in the MDX and RLX models.

GALLERY: 2014 Acura ILX

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