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The Acura TLX A-Spec Is One Impressive Car


Acura’s TLX A-Spec is an impressive automobile. A well-optioned 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec with all-wheel-drive costs about $45,750. The vehicle offers fantastic Honda engineering, great reliability and excellent performance. The TLX comes with a superb 3.5-liter V6 engine and the countless go-fast upgrade. This wonderful luxury sedan is perfect for navigating urban and suburban roadways and freeways with its combination of a front-wheel-drive platform and AWD technology.

The 2018 TLX’s redesigned front fascia with its angular grille and large Acura badge, combined with its clean lines and sleek jewel eye LED headlights adds good looks to this great handling, high-performance automobile and give it just a hint of aggression to spice up Acura’s reputation for mild-mannered, reliable vehicles. While the TLX A-Spec isn’t overly flashy, it’s a great-looking automobile, and at Chapman Acura, you can see how great one is in person.

The 2018 TLX A-Spec’s dual-screen infotainment system checks every single box. It has navigation, obeys voice commands and has AUX/USB ports, SiriusXM radio and Bluetooth connectivity. The interface which combines controllers and touchscreen works well and is easy to use. You can run audio and nav simultaneously and use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay on the upper screen while devoting the lower screen to Acura’s own system.

The TLX’s interior is perfect. The seats are comfortable, ergonomic and stylish. They feature Alcantara inserts, contrast stitching and piping and are heated and cooled. Its appointments are upscale without being too flashy. The driver’s cockpit with its leather-wrapped steering wheel, paddle shifters and easy access to all the vehicle control functions makes it fun to drive. The back seats are roomy and the moonroof is just the right size.

Whether you drive the TLX A-Spec in Normal, Sport, Sport Plus or Econ mode, you’ll enjoy a great driving experience and excellent fuel economy. The 2018 TLX A-Spec delivers 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. It lets you feel comfortable, look stylish and aggressive and save money on fuel costs when you hit the road for work or play. The TLX’s trunk is large enough to hold a family of four’s luggage even if they brought a golf bag, a few tennis rackets and a guitar.

Driving the Acura TLX A-Spec is fantastic. Its 290-horsepower V6 engine punches above spec and gives you all the power you need for passing, cruising and enjoying the open road. Working in tandem with its 9-speed automatic transmission, it can go from 0-60 in a respectable six seconds; But it feels much faster. When you add the torque-vectoring AWD system to its no-compromise drivetrain, you get a crisp but mellow ride. Plus, the steering is responsive, the brakes feel solid and getting bold with the throttle shows you a glimmer of the A-Spec’s wild side.

The 2018 TLX A-Spec has a heaping helping of driver-assist features that come standard. They include adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist as well as forward collision braking. The TLX A-Spec with its reliability and quality is a top-tier luxury vehicle that offers great value for its price.

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