The reborn Acura Integra will get all the eye, because of Gen X nostalgia. However it has an enormous brother that doesn’t shout as loud and quietly does very properly for himself. The TLX is Acura’s flagship sedan nowadays — a well-rounded midsize luxurious 4-door that solely sits in the course of our record of the Greatest Midsize Luxurious Vehicles as a result of there are such a lot of wonderful automobiles in that class.
For 2024, the TLX is getting a makeover. It’s not a full redesign. It’s what automakers name a midcycle refresh — an replace midway by means of a design’s lifecycle.
Within the TLX’s case, it means a extra toned look, a expertise replace, and less complicated decisions for consumers.
Acura hasn’t launched pricing info for the up to date model. The 2023 mannequin begins at $40,050 plus a $1,195 freight price. We anticipate an inflation adjustment for 2024, however nothing upsetting.
Much less Chrome, Extra Display
The grille goes frameless for 2024. That’s a refined change that does lots to make the automobile look trimmer and sleeker. The decrease air dam has additionally been reshaped and misplaced some chrome. The radar sensor for the sensible cruise management is now hidden behind the brand moderately than seen within the grille.
Inside, the display has gone from 10.3 inches to 12.3 inches and gained a quicker processor. Frustratingly, it’s nonetheless not a touchscreen — managed as an alternative by a small touchpad like a laptop computer. That’s the sort of factor homeowners get used to shortly. However when you’re test-driving a number of choices, it’ll really feel low-tech subsequent to the touchscreens in most luxurious automobiles.
Wi-fi Android Auto and Apple CarPlay at the moment are normal. Analog gauges within the driver’s instrument cluster have been changed with a display — what Acura calls the Precision Cockpit Digital Instrument Cluster. As with virtually each different display behind a steering wheel, it largely shows mock analog gauges. However you possibly can select between a number of views primarily based on which info you care about whereas driving.
Less complicated Selections for Patrons
There are not any mechanical adjustments, however it’ll appear as if the engine runs quieter as a result of Acura added sound-dampening materials to each trim stage.
Talking of trim ranges, the most important change within the TLX could also be a newfound simplicity in ordering. The lineup has gone from eight trim ranges to 3.
The bottom mannequin is now known as the TLX with Know-how Bundle, despite the fact that there is no such thing as a TLX on the market with out the expertise bundle. It comes solely in front-wheel drive (FWD). The A-Spec and high-performance Kind S come solely with the Tremendous-Dealing with All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system our check drivers love.