2017 Acura TLX: Value in Luxury Form

Oftentimes when we think we’re receiving a great value on an item it comes as a compromise. When this happens we sometimes wish we’d just spent a little more money and bought a higher quality item or the top of the line product rather than settling for something that was advertised as a value that really isn’t. This is the exact opposite of the value form you’ll find in the new 2017 Acura TLX and this will certainly be a car you’ll not regret purchasing at all. Let’s take a look at what makes the TLX a great value for you.

The Acura TLX is a car that offers you excellent looks that won’t turn you away, a standard equipment list that will give you everything you want to have in a car and the benefit of the Acura Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. Others in the market cost a lot more when equipped in a similar way and even those that boast great driving manners offer a ride that’s not nearly as smooth as the TLX. This is a car that will give you everything you want at a price that’s affordable and easy to live with.

Since the price has already been mentioned, let’s take a look at the price range of the TLX. This car in its base trim will cost you a little less than $33,000 and moving up to the V6 model pushes the price to $36,000. When you load this car up it will still only ask you for $43,500 and the SH-AWD V6 model costs around $42,500 and can reach to a little more than $45,500 with the Advance Package. This makes the TLX a luxury model that never reaches the half-century mark as far as price and gives you a fantastic car at any price.

Under the hood of this car you’ll find two engines to choose from. The base model uses a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 206 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission and is set up only in FWD mode. With this drivetrain you can enjoy the benefit of 24 city/35 hwy mpg of fuel efficiency.

Moving up to the next engine you find a 3.5-liter V6 that offers up 290 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine has the benefit of a nine-speed automatic transmission and comes in with fuel numbers of 21 city/34 hwy mpg in FWD and 21 city/31 hwy mpg in AWD. This engine is also one that will use cylinder deactivation and start/stop technology to help give you better fuel mileage. The only downside to the TLX powertrains is the lack of an RWD offering, otherwise these two give you a great way to enjoy the ride.

Looking to the options offered for the TLX, the base model gives you LED headlights, keyless entry, push button starting, heated power front seats, a rearview camera, dual zone automatic climate controls, a power moonroof, a leather wrapped steering wheel, Zebra wood accents, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a 355-watt seven-speaker audio system, a 60/40 split folding rear bench, one touch power windows, Bluetooth connectivity, electronic cruise control and automatic headlights. With this list of standard features, even if you spend the least on the TLX you’ll have a car full of amazing features that you can enjoy.

Looking to upgrade the TLX beyond just the powertrain improvements gives you two major option packages to select from. The Technology Package brings in a navigation system, an upgraded 490-watt ten-speaker Acura/ELS Studio sound system, a hard disk drive, forward collision warning, lane keeping assistance, lane departure warnings, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic monitoring a leather trimmed interior, rain sensing wipers and a frameless rearview mirror. The Advance Package adds collision mitigation barking with head up warnings, adaptive cruise control with low speed following, road departure mitigation and heated/ventilated front seats. With these two packages aboard your TLX you’ll have all the advance safety you need and the comfort you’re looking for.

As you can see, the luxury of the TLX sedan is a serious value for you to enjoy on the road. If you’re in the market for a new luxury sedan the Acura TLX makes a great choice as a car you can count on and know you’ve received an amazing value for your purchase.

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