We’re Getting a 2017 Acura TLX for a Week. Have Any Questions About It?

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honda-tech.com 2017 Acura TLX review

Honda-Tech will spend a week behind the wheel of the Acura performance luxury sedan.

X marks the spot. It did for the first Acura SUV, the MDX, that we reviewed here on Honda-Tech and it will again for the first Acura sedan, the TLX, that we’re going to drive around Central Texas for a week.

That’s right. Acura is going to hand us the keys to a Fathom Blue Pearl 2017 Acura TLX with the 290-horsepower/267-lb-ft 3.5-liter V6 and the Advance Package. That adds such niceties as ventilated front seats, remote start, and adaptive cruise control. Safety features include front and rear parking sensors and the Collision Mitigation Braking and Road Departure Mitigation systems. The Advance Package also requires the addition of the Technology Package, so that means our TLX tester will have navigation with voice recognition and the 10-speaker Acura ELS Studio audio system, as well as the Lane Keeping Assist System, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and Forward Collision Warning, among other bits of tech. According to our press loaner’s window sticker, it has an as-delivered price of $43,540.

One thing our TLX will not have is the optional Super Handling All-Wheel Drive setup. That means we’ll be trying out the TLX’s combination of front-wheel drive and all-wheel steering on the city streets, highways, and curvy back roads of Austin, Texas. We’ll test the reflexes of the nine-speed automatic’s Sequential SportShift paddle shifters at low and high speeds. We’ll even find out how the TLX does as a long distance cruiser when we drive it from Austin to Dallas.

If you have any questions about our experience with the 2017 Acura TLX, feel free to send them our way at the bottom of this post via Facebook or on the Honda-Tech Facebook page when you see this post on it.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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