2019 Acura TLX - Cardinale Acura Las Vegas

Buyers have rarely had a better and wider range of luxury midsize sedans to choose from when they're shopping at a Las Vegas Acura showroom than they have right now, so any model has to be really good to be successful. If your recipe for an ideal luxury sedan includes things like a responsive infotainment system, plenty of standard equipment, a quiet and refined ride, and strong engines with decent fuel economy, the 2019 Acura TLX could be just what you're looking for.

Acura doesn't go down the traditional route of rigid trim levels you'll come across car dealers and elsewhere. Instead, with the 2019 Acura TLX, it's more a case of deciding which of the two engines and drivetrains you want and then adding the appropriate options package on top. The four forms the TLX comes in are Base, Technology Package, Advance Package and the A-Spec Package.

The two engine options are a four-cylinder and a V6, which are the right choices for a vehicle like the 2019 Acura TLX. The four-cylinder is a 2.4-liter unit producing 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque, which sends its power to the front wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The V6, which can also be had with all-wheel drive, is a 290 hp unit that develops 267 lb-ft of torque and comes mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The 2019 Acura TLX is a very versatile luxury midsize sedan. On one hand, it can be a relatively sensible, sober and luxurious cruiser, but it can also be a true sport sedan, or somewhere in between the two extremes. The ride is quiet and comfortable in all its forms, but it can also be configured in a sportier form with a firmer ride that delivers better handling and performance, but without compromising on driver and passenger comfort.

Last year, Acura significantly updated the infotainment system in the TLX, so it now has a capacitive touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The changes resulted in a system that's now fast and responsive to the touch and make it one of the very best to use in its class. Base versions of the 2019 Acura TLX also come standard with features that include AcuraWatch, power adjustable driver and passenger seats, automatic climate control, a smart entry system with keyless access, synthetic leather upholstery, ambient lighting, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and app compatibility with Pandora music and others.

The top-of-the-line model is the V6 SH-AWD with the Advanced Package, and this one gets upscale features such as Milano leather-trimmed seating and interior, heated and cooled seats, heated rear seats, HD radio, navigation, text and email message reading, and a traffic-assist system with rerouting capability.

Every 2019 Acura TLX comes with an impressive list of standard safety features. All models have forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, active lane control and a rearview camera. Base models with either engine are also available with blind-spot monitors with cross traffic alert, but this feature is standard with A-Spec models and higher.