2019 Acura TLX Adds Cheaper A-Spec Variant to Lineup

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2019 Acura TLX is heading to dealerships in the U.S. starting April 4.

Priced from $33,965 including destination, the 2019 Acura TLX is $15 more expensive than the outgoing 2018 model. The sedan doesn’t see any significant changes after getting refreshed in 2018, but it does add an A-Spec variant to the 2.4-liter four-cylinder lineup. There are also new 19-inch wheels for the V6-powered Technology and Advance models, while the Black Copper Pearl exterior color has been discontinued. In addition, there’s a new Platinum White Pearl shade that replaces Bellanova White Pearl.

The 2019 Acura TLX comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 206 horsepower and an eight-speed dual clutch transmission. Adding the Technology Package costs $3,700 additional, while the TLX 2.4L A-Spec model is priced from $40,365.

The A-Spec package adds a matte-black diamond pentagon grille surrounded by a dark chrome border, an aggressive front fascia with a broad center air opening flanked by round LED fog lights, and a dark appearance for the signature Jewel Eye LED headlights. Each corner features exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels in Shark Gray paint, while the rear end receives a gloss-black decklid spoiler, smoked LED tail lights, and an exclusive fascia featuring a lower diffuser accented by four-inch dual exhaust finishers.

Further upgrades can be found inside the cabin, which features high contrast stitching and piping, red LED ambient light piping, red driver’s meter highlights, a black headliner and pillar treatment, brushed aluminum-look instrument panel garnish, and an exclusive, thick-rimmed steering wheel with A-Spec badging.

SEE ALSO: 2018 Acura TLX Review

Stepping up to the 3.5-liter V6 engine, which generates 290 hp and is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission, will cost $37,165. Opting for Acura’s SH-AWD system is $2,000 additional on the V6 models.

Every 2019 Acura TLX includes the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver-assist technologies, featuring Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning.

Fuel economy varies depending on the model and packages, with the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder variant returning 23 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway for a 27 MPG combined rating. The base 3.5-liter V6 model gets 20 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway, resulting in a 24 MPG combined rating.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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