For 2018, the Acura TLX received a pretty thorough refresh on its front end, making it nearly look like a complete redesign. This upgrade included a new three-dimensional grille, new fenders, and a modified hood. On V6 models, the rear end got a new look too, which helped better distinguish the two versions. Other than its tweaked appearance, the 2018 TLX received the latest tech features. With all these updates still fresh, we anticipate the 2019 TLX to arrive the same.
2019 Acura TLX Design
Visually, we expect no changes when the 2019 TLX hits display rooms. On the outdoors, it’ll likely continue with its new-for-2018 front end and grille influenced by the Acura Precision Concept, which eliminated the much-maligned Acura beak grille. Inside, the current car boasts a new two-screen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an LCD chauffeur’s meter.
If the carryover TLX doesn’t satisfy you, you may want to have a look at the 2019 ILX. There is an opportunity that Acura could upgrade the ILX for 2019 and base it on the 10th-generation Civic. However, there are also rumors that the ILX will be stopped before the 2019 model year, so stay tuned for updates on this.
2019 Acura TLX Engine
Another location we anticipate no changes is to the TLX’s powertrain. We anticipate its base engine to remain the 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 206 horsepower. The optional 3.5-liter V6 will likewise likely remain the very same at 290 hp. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission manages shifting duties on the four-pot model, while six-cylinder versions utilize a nine-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is an alternative on V6 models.
2019 Acura TLX Safety
In regards to safety, the current TLX just missed out on getting the IIHS’ second-highest score– Top Safety Pick– since of its “Acceptable” score in the small-overlap test. The IIHS requires a “Good” score to qualify for Top Safety Pick. Without any changes anticipated structurally, try to find the 2019 TLX to coming in with the exact same ratings.
2019 Acura TLX Pricing & Release Date
While there is no main release date for the 2019 Acura TLX yet, we do prepare for seeing it in the summer season of 2018. Offered there are no big changes, we expect its price range to stay close to the present model’s series of $33,965 to $45,765 (destination costs consisted of). The key competition for the TLX consists of the INFINITI Q50, Lincoln MKZ, and the Audi A4.