How the 2022 Acura TLX Stacks As much as Its Competitors

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The 2022 Acura TLX affords loads of driving engagement in comparison with related, however costlier, choices from firms together with Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Acura launched a brand new era TLX in 2021, and the automaker stays assured sufficient within the TLX’s efficiency capabilities within the present market that it did not provide any large adjustments for the 2022 mannequin yr. That doesn’t imply the premium sports activities sedan has fallen out of rivalry this yr, although. Actually, the mixture of thrilling driving capabilities and a powerful worth proposition hold the TLX within the combine. Right here’s how the TLX’s options evaluate with the competitors:

All of the Particulars and Specs on TLX

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Acura TLX: Begins underneath $40K

One principal purpose to think about the 2022 Acura TLX is that it hits a candy spot between efficiency and worth. With a beginning worth of $39,545 and an all-in worth of round $55,000, there’s a lot of enjoyable available within the TLX.

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BMW M340i: Begins Practically $3K Increased

There isn’t any query there’s additionally tons to like about this competitor: the BMW 3-series, which begins at $42,445. Trying on the punchy M340i (pictured right here), it begins at nearly $4000 greater than the TLX. In the meantime, there’s an $800 Efficiency bundle for the TLX with distinctive 20-inch wheels carrying summer time tires to enhance cornering grip and stopping energy. Different rivals, together with the Genesis G70 ($38,870) and the Kia Stinger ($37,365), have beginning costs even decrease than the Acura’s.

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TLX Sort S: V-6 Turbo

The common TLX comes with a 272-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 280 pound-feet of torque whereas the higher-performance Sort S comes with a 355-hp turbo 3.0-liter V-6, all-wheel drive, and a sportier suspension setup.

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BMW: 330e Plug-In Hybrid

Evaluating the TLX’s powertrain choices with the 3-series once more, the 330i makes use of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 255 hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque, whereas the M340i will get a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that produces 385 hp and 369 lb-ft. The BMW sedan lineup contains the 330e (pictured) with a plug-in-hybrid powertrain, one thing lacking from the listing of TLX powertrain choices.

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TLX: AWD Is Optionally available

Entrance-wheel drive is normal within the TLX, however SH-AWD, Acura’s all-wheel-drive system, is an choice if you wish to ship energy to all 4 wheels and revel in higher agility and traction. SH-AWD is a characteristic of the performance-oriented Sort S (pictured).

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Audi S4: AWD Is Commonplace

AWD is normal on the Audi S4 (pictured), and the Genesis G70, Kia Stinger, and BMW 3-series might be moved by both AWD or rear-wheel drive.

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TLX: A number of Wheel Selections

Like different, related efficiency sedans, the bottom TLX comes with normal 18-inch wheels, on this case Glitter Silver Multi-Spoke wheels.

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Acura TLX: 19- and 20-Inch Wheels

These 19-inch Glint Black alloy wheels are an accessible choice (costs for this improve vary from $1877 to $2413, relying on trim). Acura additionally affords a group of 19- and 20-inch wheels as normal on greater trim ranges.

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Kia Stinger: 18- and 19-Inch Wheels

The Kia Stinger comes with 19- and 20-inch wheel decisions. Pictured are 19-inch black wheels on the 2022 Stinger Scorpion special-edition mannequin.

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TLX: 9 Trim-Degree Selections

Luxurious manufacturers know you possibly can by no means have too many trims, and Acura doesn’t disappoint right here. There are a complete of 9 primary choices, with three trims accessible with the FWD, 2.0-liter powertrain—Base, Know-how, and A-Spec (pictured); 4 with the AWD, 2.0-liter, which provides the Advance trim; and two trims for the high-end AWD, 3.0-liter engine: Sort S and Sort S Efficiency.

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Kia Stinger, Audi A5 Sportback: 6 Trim Selections

To match, the 2022 Audi A5 Sportback and the 2022 Kia Stinger (pictured) each provide six normal choices, three distinct trims instances two powertrain choices.

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TLX: 10.2-Inch Display

Infotainment options within the 2022 TLX are managed from a ten.2-inch heart display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 10-speaker system. Increased-end options like built-in navigation, a 17-speaker premium audio system, and a wi-fi good system charging pad can be found on greater trims.

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Audi A5 Sportback: 10.1-Inch Display

The Acura’s display is smaller than the 17-inch vertical display within the Tesla Mannequin S and nearly equivalent to the ten.1-inch MMI touchscreen within the Audi A5 Sportback (pictured). The Kia Stinger has an ordinary 8.0-inch display, with a ten.3-inch display optionally available, whereas the Genesis G70’s has an ordinary 10.3-inch display.

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TLX: 21–25 MPG Mixed

Gasoline economic system figures for the 2022 Acura TLX are clustered within the low 20s, with the worst gas effectivity coming from the Sort S (pictured) and Sort S Efficiency trims, each of which provide 21 mixed miles per gallon.

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Genesis G70: 20–24 MPG Mixed

Different TLX trims provide both 24 or 25 mpg mixed, which is according to the Genesis G70 (pictured), which ranges from 20 to 24 mpg, however decrease than the Audi A5, which affords 26 to 29 mpg. The Kia Stinger’s mixed numbers are 20 to 25 mpg. The BMW 330i posts one of the best mixed numbers: 28 to 30 mpg, with the M340i attaining 26 mpg mixed.

Patrick Moore

Patrick is our chief editor and he's very passionate about cars. He has a bachelor's degree in marketing and he studies journalism. His favorite brand is BMW and he drives an X5 series. When he's not writing for, he enjoys spending time with his family and 9 years old son.

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