For 2018, the Acura TLX got a pretty comprehensive refresh on its front end, making it almost look like a total redesign. This upgrade consisted of a new three-dimensional grille, brand-new fenders, and a revised hood. On V6 models, the rear end got a makeover too, which helped much better differentiate the 2 versions. Aside from its tweaked appearance, the 2018 TLX got the most recent tech features. With all of these updates still fresh, we expect the 2019 TLX to arrive the same.
Visually, we anticipate no changes when the 2019 TLX strikes display rooms. On the outdoors, it’ll likely continue with its new-for-2018 front end and grille inspired by the Acura Precision Concept, which removed the much-maligned Acura beak grille. Inside, the existing car boasts a brand-new two-screen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an LCD motorist’s meter.
If the carryover TLX doesn’t please you, you might want to take a look at the 2019 ILX. There is an opportunity that Acura might revamp the ILX for 2019 and base it on the 10th-generation Civic. However, there are also rumors that the ILX will be ceased prior to the 2019 model year, so stay tuned for updates on this.
Another location we anticipate no changes is to the TLX’s powertrain. We expect its base engine to remain the 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 206 horse power. The optional 3.5-liter V6 will likewise likely remain the same at 290 hp. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission handles moving tasks on the four-pot model, while six-cylinder versions use a nine-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is a choice on V6 models.
In terms of security, the current TLX just missed out on getting the IIHS’ second-highest ranking– Top Safety Pick– since of its “Acceptable” rating in the small-overlap test. The IIHS needs a “Good” rating to receive Top Safety Pick. With no changes expected structurally, try to find the 2019 TLX to coming in with the same rankings.
While there is no official release date for the 2019 Acura TLX yet, we do prepare for seeing it in the summer of 2018. Provided there are no huge changes, we expect its cost range to stay close to the present model’s range of $33,965 to $45,765 (location charges consisted of). The crucial competition for the TLX includes the INFINITI Q50, Lincoln MKZ, and the Audi A4.