Acura’s incredible performance luxury sedan has a new look and new tech features for 2018. You might ask, “What was wrong with the old one?”, and the answer is simple: nothing! The Acura TLX has always been a stellar, cost-effective luxury sedan. With new technology entering the market, it’s a great chance for the TLX to get a facelift at the same time. That’s what you get with the 2018 Acura TLX.
What’s New for the 2018 Acura TLX?You still have two fantastic engine options – the 3.5-liter V6 and the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engines. But within those two distinctly different configurations, there have been some changes.
2.4-liter TLXThe front and rear bumpers have been resculpted in a more sleek, aerodynamic way. The Jewel Eye LED headlights have been redesigned and have auto on/of and auto high-beam as standard equipment. On the interior, Dark Burl/Acoustic wood add a dramatic flair. Tech features have been added in droves, including a dual-screen user interface, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a full-color driver’s meter, and standard AcuraWatch suite of driver-assistive technologies. Stepping into the TLX 2.4L with Technology Package nets you Navigation and HD Radio with Digital Traffic for an even more enhanced experience.
3.5-liter TLXIn addition to the standard equipment and updates to the 2.4-liter 2018 Acura TLX, the V6 model has a few extras. Chrome accents are added to the new fascia designs and the sporty attitude comes through in the dual exhaust outlets and the rear bumper diffuser. The Technology Package adds even more value with Navigation, HD Radio with Digital Traffic, new seat styling with high-contrast stitching and piping, driver’s seat power-operated thigh extender, and chrome side sill garnish. Going a few steps further is the Advance Package. That includes a swath of awesome highlights including:
- Surround View Camera System
- Trapezoidal LED fog lights
- New 18″ 15-spoke alloy wheels
- Power folding side mirrors
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated rear outboard seats
- Heated windshield
- White LED ambient light
- Wireless charging pad
- Ventilated front seats
The All-New 2018 Acura TLX A-SpecIf you’re looking for a unique experience, look to Acura’s famed A-Spec package. The 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec includes awesome features in addition to the V6 TLX Technology package including:
- A-Spec exclusive interior and exterior styling and trim
- Round LED Fog Lights
- New 19″ split 5-spoke alloy wheels
- Gloss black rear decklid spoiler
- Red driver’s meter highlights
- Red LED ambient light piping in 10 locations
- Wireless charging pad
- Ventilated front seats with extra bolstering