How the 2022 Acura TLX Stacks As much as Its Competitors

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The 2022 Acura TLX provides loads of driving engagement in comparison with related, however dearer, choices from corporations together with Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Acura launched a brand new technology TLX in 2021, and the automaker stays assured sufficient within the TLX’s efficiency capabilities within the present market that it did not supply any large modifications for the 2022 mannequin yr. That doesn’t imply the premium sports activities sedan has fallen out of rivalry this yr, although. In reality, the mix of thrilling driving capabilities and a powerful worth proposition hold the TLX within the combine. Right here’s how the TLX’s options examine with the competitors:

All of the Particulars and Specs on TLX

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Acura TLX: Begins underneath $40K

One major cause to contemplate 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 Almost $3K Increased

There is not any query there’s additionally heaps 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 virtually $4000 greater than the TLX. In the meantime, there’s an $800 Efficiency bundle for the TLX with distinctive 20-inch wheels carrying summer season 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 Kind 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 Kind 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 consists of the 330e (pictured) with a plug-in-hybrid powertrain, one thing lacking from the checklist of TLX powertrain choices.

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TLX: AWD Is Non-obligatory

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

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Audi S4: AWD Is Commonplace

AWD is commonplace on the Audi S4 (pictured), and the Genesis G70, Kia Stinger, and BMW 3-series will 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 commonplace 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 out there possibility (costs for this improve vary from $1877 to $2413, relying on trim). Acura additionally provides a group of 19- and 20-inch wheels as commonplace on increased 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 fundamental choices, with three trims out there with the FWD, 2.0-liter powertrain—Base, Expertise, 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: Kind S and Kind 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 supply six common choices, three distinct trims instances two powertrain choices.

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TLX: 10.2-Inch Display screen

Infotainment options within the 2022 TLX are managed from a ten.2-inch middle display screen 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 sensible system charging pad can be found on increased trims.

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Audi A5 Sportback: 10.1-Inch Display screen

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

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TLX: 21–25 MPG Mixed

Gas economic system figures for the 2022 Acura TLX are clustered within the low 20s, with the worst gas effectivity coming from the Kind S (pictured) and Kind 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 supply both 24 or 25 mpg mixed, which is in step with the Genesis G70 (pictured), which ranges from 20 to 24 mpg, however decrease than the Audi A5, which provides 26 to 29 mpg. The Kia Stinger’s mixed numbers are 20 to 25 mpg. The BMW 330i posts the most effective 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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