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The 2015 Acura TLX is a beautiful, spacious, and fuel efficient midsize luxury sedan that definitely has a lot to offer. Some of the standard features that drivers are going to find in the TLX include 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, brake lights, and even dual-zone automatic climate control.

Combine that with leather-trimmed upholstery, LED headlights, and auto-dimming rearview mirrors and you have a vehicle that will surpass expectations. One of the benefits associated with the vehicle is that drivers will be able to upgrade to the Technology Package, which provides even more innovative functionality.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2015 Acura TLX comes with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing about 206 horsepower, which is respectable. It’s powered by an eight-speed automated manual transmission, which helps increase overall fuel efficiency. During testing, the TLX was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in about 7.4 seconds, which is quite good considering that it’s a luxury sedan.

As far as fuel economy is concerned, drivers should expect to get about 24 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway. With this much fuel efficiency, you’ll be spending more time on the road and less time at the pump. Overall, performance is something that you’ll never need to worry about in the all-new 2015 Acura TLX.

Safety

No quality luxury sedan would be complete without a reliable set of safety features. Some of the main ones found in this vehicle include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Traction control
  • Stability control
  • Active front head restraints
  • Driver knee airbag

During testing, the TLX was able to stop completely from 60 MPH in about 129 feet, which should help keep drivers safe while on the road. There are various other safety options included in the TLX including lane-keeping assist and forward collision warning, which are equally as dependable, and will provide you with more peace of mind.

Interior Design and Features

The inside of the 2015 Acura TLX is arguably its most attractive element. Once inside, drivers will be able to experience plenty of head and leg room, optimal seating angles, and great lateral support. The overall look is handsome, clean, and comfortable. Come see it for yourself at Tucson Acura.

The gauges are both easy to find and understand, while the vehicle’s touchscreen controls take only minutes to learn how to use. The TLX offers about 13.2 cubic feet worth of cargo room, which is about average for its class and should allow drivers to transport as many items as they need at a given time.

Bottom Line

The TLX is a fun, light, and responsive vehicle. It’s responsive and is perfect for a wide range driving conditions. The vehicle is competitively priced, and as long as you maintain it properly, it should last you years to come. With the perfect combination of power, fuel economy, interior functionalities, and safety features, you won’t be disappointed by what the 2015 Acura TLX has to offer. Visit Chapman Acura to learn more about the 2015 TLX.

acura-nsx-detroit-02-750x500Acura is set to unveil the NSX supercar at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12, 2015. Needless to say, the expectations of this next-gen supercar are great. The luxury brand claimed that this was its long awaited “halo vehicle” ever since the original NSX ceased production in 2005. Nonetheless, it will get back into the showrooms in the United States by the later part of 2015.

The new Acura NSX should definitely do a good job at pumping new life into the already popular brand, as well as increase sales. Through November of 2014, Acura sales in the United States increased by about 0.2%, which is equivalent to about 150,000 vehicles. Overall, the market as a whole increased by about 5.5%. During the later part of 2014, light truck/SUV sales for Acura in the United States increased by about 13%, while the company’s car popularity slipped by some degree (17.5%).

The good news is that the NSX should help bolster sales more than ever before. This new sporty experience will allow drivers to connect with the true heritage of what super car driving should be like. Acura division Senior Vice President and GM, Mike Accavatti, said in a statement that the NSX is expected to serve as the ultimate expression of what the Acura brand is capable of in regards to overall performance. Visit Chapman Acura to learn more about the launch of the NSX.

The concept model for the NSX was displayed way back in 2012 at the North American International Auto Show. The vehicle was designed at a prominent Acura styling studio located in Torrance, California (south of Los Angeles), and is expected to be produced in Marysville, Ohio at Honda’s performance manufacturing center. This vehicle definitely has a lot to offer, and it is both responsive and powerful – a potent mix for any driver.

The new 2015 NSX is going to have a V6 engine that is mid-mounted. It is going to be complemented with titanium connecting roads as well as a seven-speed transmission. The electric motor will essentially drive the vehicle’s rear wheels. Two more electric motors wil be responsible for spinning the vehicle’s front wheels. The vehicle’s braking and torque-vectoring under acceleration should help the NSX handle corners much more precisely in all types of weather conditions.

Acura’s engineers were tasked with formulating such a vehicle, and if they succeeded, we’ll be able to experience a 2015 car that will be in the prime running as one of the most popular consumer “supercars” of this decade. At this point in time, production of the vehicle is underway, and showrooms in the United States should expect to start seeing the vehicle in their facilities before the end of November, although these estimated delivery dates could change as time progresses forward. Be sure to check in at Chapman Acura for a chance to test drive the NSX when it hits the showroom.