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2017 Acura TLX Walk Around


Not distinctive in appearance, the TLX falls behind the related Honda Accord, which displays a significantly more upscale demeanor. Despite an arched silhouette that seems close to coupe-like, the TLX looks nondescript from the side.

In addition, the front end hasn’t yet lost all remnants of Acura’s old shield-style, beak-like grille. Running lights sit low in the front bumper, above air intakes that manage to add a sense of depth. Narrow LED headlights flank the grille.

Flared back fenders and a lip-style trunk spoiler suggest sportiness. The center portion of the body appears long, and does in fact enclose a roomy cabin.

Interior

Efficiency highlights the TLX interior. Materials convey a premium feel, even if it’s plain and ordinary. Though the cabin generally trails other sedans in the TLX class, it’s comparatively large for a car with a compact footprint.

Seats are comfortable enough, but not especially noteworthy. The driver faces an attractive, easy-to-read instrument group. Twin display screens are mounted on the center stack. On the passenger side, the view sinks to bleak. That rider sees an awkward expanse of empty black dashboard.

Plainness extends into the rear of the cabin. Back-seat passengers have slightly less legroom than those in major European competitors. On the plus side, a blissfully quiet ride helps make up for that modest loss of space. Interior storage is good, including door bins, a big central console, and sizable glovebox.

**Based on current year 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.

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