The reborn Acura Integra will get all the eye, due to Gen X nostalgia. Nevertheless it has an enormous brother that doesn’t shout as loud and quietly does very nicely for himself. The TLX is Acura’s flagship sedan today — a well-rounded midsize luxurious 4-door that solely sits in the course of our checklist of the Finest Midsize Luxurious Vehicles as a result of there are such a lot of glorious 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 selections for consumers.
Acura hasn’t launched pricing data for the up to date model. The 2023 mannequin begins at $40,050 plus a $1,195 freight charge. We anticipate an inflation adjustment for 2024, however nothing upsetting.
Much less Chrome, Extra Display
The grille goes frameless for 2024. That’s a delicate change that does quite a bit to make the automotive look trimmer and sleeker. The decrease air dam has additionally been reshaped and misplaced some chrome. The radar sensor for the good cruise management is now hidden behind the brand fairly than seen within the grille.
Inside, the display screen 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 form of factor house owners get used to shortly. However when you’re test-driving a number of choices, it can really feel low-tech subsequent to the touchscreens in most luxurious automobiles.
Wi-fi Android Auto and Apple CarPlay at the moment are commonplace. Analog gauges within the driver’s instrument cluster have been changed with a display screen — what Acura calls the Precision Cockpit Digital Instrument Cluster. As with virtually each different display screen behind a steering wheel, it largely shows mock analog gauges. However you may select between a number of views based mostly on which data you care about whereas driving.
Less complicated Decisions for Patrons
There aren’t any mechanical adjustments, however it can appear as if the engine runs quieter as a result of Acura added sound-dampening materials to each trim degree.
Talking of trim ranges, the largest 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 referred to as the TLX with Know-how Package deal, 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.