What Kind of Performance Can You Expect from the 2017 Acura TLX?

2017 Acura TLX performance

With the performance of the 2017 Acura TLX at your disposal, expect to breeze past lesser models and feel your heart light up at the thought of even a quick run from A to B. Behind the wheel of an Acura TLX, even a daily commute into Nashville or Knoxville becomes an act to look forward to, with top-of-the-line engineering and exclusive performance features creating an incomparably powerful and refined ride.

Powertrain Options

The 2017 Acura TLX draws its formidable performance from one of two state-of-the-art powertrains, with options including:

  • 2.4L Four-Cylinder with Industry-First 8-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission: The 2.4L i-VTEC engine is able to put you in command of up to 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque. The new transmission changes gears through clutches for swift and seamless shifting, with a torque converter fitted for smoother control and eight gear ratios to achieve impressive efficiency ratings of up to 24 mpg in the city 35 mpg on the highway.*
  • 3.5L V6 with 9-Speed Automatic Transmission: The ferocious V6 summons up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque for breathtaking performance. 9 gear ratios deliver fine-tuned drive dynamics, with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters for precise control and Grade Logic Control to hold you at a higher rpm on a steep uphill or downhill grade. Expect up to 21 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway* with 2WD or 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway* with AWD.

Performance Features

The high-end specs of the 2017 Acura TLX’s cutting-edge powertrains provide an impression of its searing capability, but you’re still really only scratching the surface. Built without compromises, the Acura TLX is a testament to incredible sport sedan standards, and it delivers plenty of further performance features to elevate your drive.

Even the base-level trims fit the world’s first Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) system, which is able to adjust the tow angle of each wheel separately for athletic agility and a composed ride, and an Integrated Dynamics System brings modes for Econ, Normal, Sport, and Sport+.

You can even upgrade to the torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system for intelligent all-weather, all-terrain control. It utilizes:

  • Wheel Sensors: Track the speed, steering angle, lateral G-force, and yaw rate of each wheel.
  • Transfer-case: Delivers real-time driving data for ideal power distribution between front and rear.
  • Rear Differential: Rear-wheel power can be distributed as much as 100% to the left or right wheel.

While you’re pushing the vehicle hard and carving through corners, Active Noise Cancellation technology and an acoustic glass windshield will ensure that mechanical noise stays out of the cabin.

Nothing Compares to Driving the 2017 Acura TLX

Reading through specs and features can paint of picture of the Acura TLX’s performance, but you really need to experience it firsthand. To arrange your test drive or find out more, just contact Acura of Chattanooga today.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.