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Pros: The 2015 Acura TLX is pleasant to drive in part thanks to a solid chassis. The modern cabin is well designed and quite friendly. A great choice of engines and transmissions complete the package.

Cons: The manual gearbox is no more, so consumers who like to drive with a stick and a clutch will shop elsewhere. Also, 4-cylinder models are not available with Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. The interior is not quite as spacious as the outgoing TL's.

2015 Acura TLX Price: Buyers have plenty of selection when it comes to choosing the right TLX for their needs and budget. The many trim levels include:

  • TLX: $34,990;
  • TLX Tech: $38,690;
  • TLX SH-AWD: $39,990;
  • TLX V6 Tech: $41,690;
  • TLX SH-AWD Tech: $43,890;
  • TLX V6 Elite: $45,290;
  • TLX SH-AWD Elite: $47,490.

2015 Acura TLX Fuel Economy: The 4-cylinder TLX and TLX Tech achieve 9.6L/100km in the city and 6.6L/100km on the highway. The TLX SH-AWD, SH-AWD Tech and SH-AWD Elite are rated at 11.2L/7.5L/100km. Finally, the V6 Tech and V6 Elite burn 11.2L/6.9L/100km.

Improvements and Changes: The 2015 Acura TLX is an all-new model that replaces both the TSX and TL. Sharp new looks and a superior driving experience across the line await owners. 

Powertrain: Under the hood is a standard 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder engine that produces 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque through a new 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. V6 models, including those with SH-AWD, get a 3.5L mill that generates 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque through an equally new 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Cargo Capacity: The 2015 Acura TLX boasts a 374-litre trunk.

Safety: The TLX offers stability and traction control, disc brakes with ABS, brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, and hill-start assist.

Comparing the 2015 Acura TLX: As an affordable premium midsize sedan, the TLX goes up against the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac CTS, Hyundai Genesis, Infiniti Q50, Lexus ES, Lincoln MKS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Volvo S60.