Automotive expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach reivew the red-carpet athlete of the sports sedan world, the 2015 Acura TLX. Check out her in-depth video car review!
2015 Acura TLX –
Red Carpet Athlete
Sports Sedan- red carpet athlete iLX, TLX, RLX
Proportion – dynamic
Prestige- increase in premium feel
Performance- 2 new DI Vtec engine, 2 Trans, 9-AT, AWD and AWS
New shorter front overhang
Lower roofline 1/2″ & 4″ shorter but maintenance wheel base
Short rear deck
Improved luxury and space
Performance handling stance and filled the wheel wells with tires and rims
“A thrill like no other”
34-54 year old men- target marketing
LED lighting standard, 3D LED tail lights
Human connected space
2.4L 2WD P-AWS. 206hp, 8-spd dual clutch with torque converter for a smoother launch and multiplies torque. 28 mpg combined and improved dynamics
3.5L 2WD P-AWS
3.5L SH-AWD- 290 hp/ 267 lb-ft of torque with variable cylinder management with a 9-speed AT, 25% faster shifting. lighter by 150 lbs. 25mpg combined
New AWD system is a single motor design- 230 lbs lighter
Idle stop with premium feel that reduces vibration at restart
More nimble performance and premium feel with reduced vibration and better handling and better ride comfort.
Reduced road noise for a quiet cabin by sealing seams and more insulation.
Precision AWS feels more planted, helps get the car on the path you want. The results are quicker response and better feedback on winding roads, cars feels more stable from lane to lane. Low speed agility and high speed stability in normal and sport mode. Torque vectoring working on steering input for a more stable feel on the road and controls torque front to rear and side to side.
IDS switch has 4 modes, Econ, normal, sport and sport plus. Quicker shifting to maximize driver performance and a sportier sounding exhaust. Rev matching downshifts and 2 less top gears to give better vehicle response.
Safety and technology
Acura Watch is a suite of sensing and driving assist technology.
Lane departure warning,
LKAS lane keeping assist in new tech package.
RDM road departure mitigation automatically determines if road departure is imminent and applies steering assist and braking assist to help keep the vehicle on the road.
Multiple AcuraWatch System Enhanced through integrated independently maintains a set following distance in more traffic situations. Works at any speed.
CMBS collision mitigation braking system.
Remote engine start
Smart entry and push start
Cap less refueling
Tire fill assist system
Electric owners manual
Refined connectivity pocket, more trunk and leg room
ELS 10-speaker audio system 490W- XM & HD radio
Next generation AcuraLink system same as MDX
7 exterior color choices
Pricing from $30,995
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