2018 Acura TLX might receive a mild facelift


The updated TLX model will not get any changes for 2017, but it is expected that the 2018 Acura TLX might get a slightly restyled exterior, pore powerful engines and more equipment.

There have been renderings of the updated model on the internet, done in the same style as the MDX which recently debuted at the New York auto show.

The TLX is essentially a more powerful and luxurious model of the Accord, but under the Acura brand.

2018 Acura TLX release date

We expect to see a launch date scheduled for mid-summer 2017 and then for the cars to hot the showrooms not much after, perhaps end of the year at the latest.

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Release date: mid-late 2017

2018 Acura TLX redesign

The 2018 TLX will get a completely new front-end, in what seems to be the corporate style for Acura, as shown on the MDX crossover; a pentagon shaped grille, reshaped fender, large air intake and full LED headlights.

The profile of the car will be unchanged, although the rear fender will also get a slight restyling and it is expected that the rear lights will have a different appearance.

Inside the cabin, not much will change either, but we think it will have an updated media system and slightly redesigned dash.

Rumors say that the new, slightly more aggressive design will also be used in the Type-S version, with updated engine and suspension.

Look also at the 2017 BMW M6 new design

2018 Acura TLX price

We don’t think that the prices will increase, or certainly not by much; expect to see the standard 4-cylinder model retailing for around the $33,000 mark.

2018 Acura TLX video

2018 Acura TLX specs

While there have been no details confirmed, some people say that the new model is just a redesign, but we think whatever the updates, the engines are likely to be little changed. The base engine will be a 4-cylinder, 2.4 liter producing 206 BHP and then a V6, 3.5 liter producing 290 BHP.

There will be an all-wheel drive and all-wheel steer option, the transmission is expected to be the 8-speed auto with dual clutch for the 2.4 liter and a 9-speed auto for the V6.

You also might be interested in the 2017 Lexus ES specifications

2018 Acura TLX 3.5 V6 AWD
Engine type DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection
Displacement 3,5L
Power/torque 290 hp; 267 lb-ft
Transmission 9-speed automatic
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Length 190.3 in
Height 57 in
Passenger volume N/A
Cargo volume N/A
0-60 5.8 sec
Top speed 129 mph
PRICE RANGE: $33,000-$46,000 (est)
Competitors: Audi A4, Lexus IS, BMW 3-series

  • boe_d

    I think Acura should consider putting the hybrid tech from the Accord in the Acura. They accord is a good car but the seats are about as comfortable as a park bench. I’d get the accord if they offered a decent front seat.

    • Chris Johnson

      Hybrid option would be good.
      But we still have about 10 more years until a lot of cars become fully electric.

  • Chris Johnson

    Can’t wait for the new TLX.
    It’s the car I wants for months, but will not purchase until 2019.
    I do like the TLX.
    3.5L V6 290hp 9 speed auto
    Sounds good to me.
    Plus the front end looks a lot better.

  • ChristopherATL

    Any word on Android Auto implementation?

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The new TLX will receive a slight facelift, to look like the all new updated Acura models. It won't change the car dramatically, but could improve the sales.

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