2019 Acura TLX

The 2019 Acura TLX enters its final year in its current form, as a full redesign is expected for 2010. With a starting MSRP of $33,000 the TLX is a mid-size luxury sedan that slots above the compact Acura ILX and full-size RLX in the brand’s sedan lineup. Its available with a 2.4 L 4-Cyl and optional 3.5 L V-6. As with other Acura models, a sporty A-Spec variant is available, which mainly consists of cosmetic enhancements. With a new model around the corner, expect discounts to be readily available on the 2019 TLX. If having a prestigious badge is not important, check out the larger mainstream Honda Accord and Kia Optima, both of which are available with high-end features.

Pros: Available AWD, Expressive Color Combinations, Smooth Available V-6

Cons: Outdated Design, No Hybrid Available

Looks Best In: Still Night Blue exterior/Red interior

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Competition: Lexus ES, BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, Volvo S60, Kia Optima

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Safety Score: The Acura TLX received a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Summary: The 2019 Acura TLX is a solid pick within the mid-size luxury segment, it offers a comfortable driving experience and a stylish design that imparts a sense of occasion lacking in mainstream sedans. With expected discounting during the final model year of the current design, a good deal could be had by the savvy shopper.

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