The 2020 Acura TLX is a high-performance luxury sedan that combines sporty design and sporty performance and has features that optimize every moment of your driving, such as an available 290 PS V6 engine or an available Super Handling all-wheel drive (SH- AWD®), SH-AWD distributes energy in the right place at the right time to ensure smoother transitions and superior control. Finally, in 2020, a new craft model of the PMC Edition will be presented that combines the functions of the 2020 TLX Advance package with A-Spec style elements. The PMC edition is only available with V6 and all-wheel drive. The A-Spec specifications we tested for our Edmunds rating are tempting, but we believe that the cheaper specifications are more convincing.
In essence, the TLX is a high-quality premium entry-level sedan, which is best represented with a model like the Acura TLX 2.4L with a technology package. Increase the value of TLX and feel lighter and more agile than the more powerful V6 version. Gear changes are also faster. When you add the technology package, you benefit from useful amenities and practical functions.
2020 Acura TLX Interior
Inside, the dual-screen interface offers a lot of information, but initially, it is a bit overwhelmed and it takes some time to learn the commands and menu structures. A large selection of adjustment options for the seat and the steering wheel makes it easier to find a comfortable driving position, although the large front pillars cover the good visibility of the front of the vehicle. The cabin is perfect for its size. You never feel like you are in a big car, and you don’t feel claustrophobic with the TLX. The armrest of the center console and the armrest of the door are at the same height, and the rear compartments for the knees and fingers are ideal for the segment.
The TLX provides a lot of information on two screens. It also distracts when you interact with him. For example, the screen that appears to be controlled with a button is a touch screen, while the screen that should be a touch screen is controlled with a button. At least the optional ELS system is a real premium upgrade for surround sound. The built-in voice controls are outdated and limited. If you have a compatible device, it is better to stick to Siri and Android voice commands. The A-Spec has several driver aids, including adaptive cruise control. The latter gets stuck in traffic, but it’s fine as long as there are no big speed differences.
2020 Acura TLX Features
Standard equipment includes LED headlights, 17-inch wheels, sunroof, keyless entry and keyless ignition, door lock, an automatic climate control Two zones, one simulated Leather interior and heated front seats and electric adjustment. TLX’s technical comforts include Bluetooth, two screens, Apple CarPlay and Android automatic integration, as well as an audio system with seven speakers, satellite radio and USB media interface. iPhone users can also use Siri Eyes Free outside Apple CarPlay. All 2020 TLX models are equipped with a variety of driver assistance features known as AcuraWatch. This suite includes lane departure warning and intervention, frontal collision warning, automatic emergency braking, downhill braking, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beam control. The TLX 2.4L A-Spec offers the same functions as the technology package, but it has 19-inch wheels, wider tires, black or red leather upholstery and unique exterior trim elements, such as a dark chrome radiator grille and a black tailgate spoiler diffuser, double exhaust and LED fog lights.
The new 2020 TLX PMC edition combines the functions of the Advance package with A-Spec design elements and exclusive treatments of the PMC edition. These include a single color of high-intensity paint that is otherwise only found in Acura’s NSX super sports car, unique 19-inch wheels and black leather upholstery with red stitching and suede inserts. The PMC edition, whose acronym comes from the Acura Performance Manufacturing Center, is assembled by hand by the same technicians who built the Acura NSX.
2020 Acura TLX Engine
The Acura TLX can be equipped with a four-cylinder or V6 engine and some optional packages. The basic 2020 TLX 2.4L is equipped with a 2.4-liter (206 hp) engine, an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle switches and a front-wheel drive. Consequently, TLX 3.5L models work with a 3.5-liter V6 (290 hp, 267 lb-ft), which is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the basic four-cylinder model, the 3.5L offers 18-inch wheels and more power settings for the front passenger seat.
2020 Acura TLX Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rated the Acura TLX 2020 with five out of five stars and five stars for a frontal collision, lateral collision, and rollover. The road safety insurance institute rated the TLX in four crash tests with the “good” superior rating and in the driver’s frontal test with the second-highest “acceptable” rating. The TLX received the best ratings for the effectiveness of its functions to avoid frontal accidents and an acceptable rating for the good lighting of the road by the headlights.
The standard TLX 2020 driver assistance features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane departure warning, road deviation warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlights and a reversing camera Optional active safety technologies include blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic warning at the rear, a parking camera with panoramic visibility, rain-sensitive windshield wipers and parking sensors at the 2020 Acura TLX front and rear.