The 2020 Acura TLX is a luxury sedan that pleases Henderson Acura drivers, thanks to its quiet and sophisticated cabin, roomy back seat and reliability. The TLX also comes with standard driver-assistance features such as lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. Buyers also appreciate that the TLX has a price tag that’s lower than the competition.
Henderson Acura shoppers can get the 2020 Acura TLX in one of four main trim levels, TLX, TLX with Technology package, TLX A-Spec and TLX with Advance package (V6 only). Powering the 2020 TLX is a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Models with the four-cylinder engine are front-wheel drive only.
An optional 3.5-liter V6 engine develops 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The V6 models get standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive.
The four-cylinder engine gets EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 23/33 mpg.* A-Spec models lose 1 mpg highway. The V6 powerplant checks in with 20/31 mpg with front-wheel drive, 20/30 mpg for A-Spec models with front-wheel drive, and 20/29 mpg for models with all-wheel drive.
Automotive Review Praise
The automotive media gives the 2020 Acura TLX high marks, with Kelley Blue Book writing: “The 2020 Acura TLX cuts its own path through the dense jungle of premium-compact sedans. Its formula of impeccable build quality, absolute reliability and generous standard equipment has made an impression on buyers, who keep flocking to the TLX. ”
The base TLX trim gets a nice standard feature set, including 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry with push-button start, a sunroof, simulated leather seats, a walk-away door lock, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated and power-adjustable front seats. Also standard is a seven-speaker stereo system with satellite radio and USB, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two display screens, Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free voice control.
The standard AcuraWatch driver-assistance features help to keep the TLX’s occupants safe. Accuwatch includes automatic high-beam control, adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning and intervention.
Most of the TLX’s options are available by moving up to a higher trim level, which Acura refers to as packages. The Technology package features leather seats, rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot monitoring, a premium stereo system with 10 speakers, navigation with live traffic, and HD Radio. With the V6 engine, the Technology Package opens the door to the Advance Package, which comes with heated rear seats, puddle lights, a heated steering wheel, remote engine start, a surround-view camera and wireless phone charging.
Safety is an essential consideration when deciding on a new SUV. Prospective TLX buyers will be glad to know the TLX is very safe. The NHTSA gave the 2020 TLX its highest score of five stars for overall safety.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.