The 2020 Acura TLX is set to begin arriving in Acura dealerships on April 2, bringing with it four new premium exterior color options. The 2020 TLX will continue to be offered with two performance-minded powertrains, an available A-Spec sport appearance package, as well as a long list of premium features including the AcuraWatch® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, standard on every TLX. Acura’s midsize performance luxury sedan is coming off a solid 2018, where TLX outpaced key competitors from BMW, Lexus, Audi and Infititi in retail sales1.
Expanded Premium Color Palette
For 2020, the TLX enjoys an expanded exterior color palette with four new premium paints offered for the first time on TLX. The new premium color options are: Performance Red Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic and an A-Spec exclusive Apex Blue Pearl. These advanced paints are engineered using cutting edge pigment technologies such as micas, metal flakes and nano pigments (super-high transparency), now offered on all Acura models to deliver Precision Crafted Performance in every aspect of the vehicle. Each premium paint color receives additional coats to enhance the color intensity and depth along with a special clear coat to further improve luster.
1Source: Urban Science, January 2018 – December 2018
The 2020 TLX is available in one of two performance oriented powertrains: a 206-horsepower 2.4-liter i-VTEC® mated to quick-shifting 8-speed dual clutch transmission, and a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6 paired with a 9-speed automatic.
Front-wheel drive configurations of the TLX feature Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™) as standard. This segment-exclusive feature offers independent left and right-rear-wheel toe angle control to enhance overall handling precision, low-speed maneuverability as well as high-speed stability.
TLX V6 models can be equipped with Acura’s renowned Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) technology. SH-AWD allows up to 70 percent of torque to be distributed to the rear wheels, and up to 100-percent of that torque to be transfered to either the right-rear or left-rear wheel, creating outstanding control and agility in all weather conditions.
Premium Tech and Features
A host of premium features standard on the 2020 Acura TLX include the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, Jewel Eye® LED headlights, a 10-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, Smart Entry with push button start, and an intuitive dual-screen user interface (ODMD 2.0), with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.
Available optional features include a 360-degree Surround View Camera system, heated steering wheel, next-generation AcuraLink® connected services and a 10-speaker Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System.
Bold and Sporty Returns: TLX A-Spec
The TLX A-Spec, first introduced in the 2018 model year, continues to offer drivers a distinct, sport-themed appearance option, with A-Spec exclusive design elements inside and out. TLX A-spec features include a matte-black diamond pentagon grille surrounded by a dark chrome border, aggressive lower front fascia with broad center air opening flanked by round LED fog lights, and a dark appearance for the signature Jewel Eye LED headlights. A-Spec exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels finished in Shark Gray paint are wrapped with 245/40-series tires. A-Spec exteriors include a rear gloss-black decklid spoiler, “smoked” LED taillights, an exclusive rear fascia featuring a lower diffuser accented by 4-inch round dual exhaust finishers and a matte-black side window surround. A-Spec badges appear on the front fenders and rear decklid. A-Spec models are available in several colors, including a trim exclusive Apex Blue Pearl.
Inside, the TLX A-Spec features aggressively bolstered front seats with high-contrast stitching and piping, red LED ambient lighting, red driver’s meter highlights, a black headliner and pillar treatment, brushed aluminum-look instrument panel garnish and pedals, and a thick-rimmed steering wheel with A-Spec badging. Two exciting interior themes are offered on A-Spec models; Black leather with black Alcantara™ inserts or a Full Red leather.
What’s new for 2019?
The TLX’s color pallete expands from seven to eight, with the addition of four new premium exterior paint colors, each at a price of $400 over the standard colors:
- Canyon Bronze Metallic
- Majestic Black Pearl
- Performance Red Pearl
- Apex Blue Pearl (exclusive to TLX A-Spec)
Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
|Model / Trim||Transmission||MSRP1||MSRP2 Including $995 Destination Charge||EPA Mileage Rating3
|TLX 2.4L 4-Cyl.||8DCT4||$33,000||$33,995||23 / 33 / 27|
|TLX 2.4L 4-Cyl. with Technology Package||8DCT||$36,700||$37,695||23 / 33 / 27|
|TLX 2.4L 4-Cyl. A-Spec||8DCT||$39,400||$40,395||23 / 32 / 26|
|TLX 3.5L V6||9AT||$36,200||$37,195||20 / 31 / 24|
|TLX 3.5L V6 with Technology Package||9AT||$40,100||$41,095||20 / 31 / 24|
|TLX 3.5L V6 A-Spec||9AT||$42,800||$43,795||20 / 30 / 23|
|TLX 3.5L V6 SH-AWD||9AT||$38,200||$39,195||20 / 29 / 23|
|TLX 3.5L V6 SH-AWD with Technology Package||9AT||$42,100||$43,065||20 / 29 / 23|
|TLX 3.5L V6 SH-AWD A-Spec||9AT||$44,800||$45,795||20 / 29 / 23|
|TLX 3.5L V6 SH-AWD with Advance Package||9AT||$45,950||$46,945||20 / 29 / 23|
1 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $995 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2 MSRP plus $995 destination charge, excluding tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices may vary.
3 Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings; Use for comparison purposes only; Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
4 Dual Clutch Transmission
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.
Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.
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