2015 Acura TLX: First Look

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Competes with: Cadillac ATS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Volvo S60

Looks like: Surprise, surprise — it looks like the prototype unveiled at the 2014 Detroit auto show

Drivetrain: 206-hp, 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or a 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 paired with a nine-speed automatic; front- and all-wheel drive 

Hits dealerships: Later this year

There were no surprises at the Acura press conference during the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The automaker's new sedan looks nearly identical to the prototype that was unveiled earlier this year in Detroit.

More 2014 New York Auto Show Coverage 

Today, however, Acura released more details and specs of the new-for-2015 TLX sedan and showed off the production version. The 2015 sedan launches with familiar styling, new powertrains and a host of additional safety features.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 16, 2014 | Comments (6)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

This week's list of most-watched videos is as close a copy to the previous week's list as we can recall, with our intro to the 2014 Acura TLX Prototype at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show again taking the No. 1 spot. Not only are there zero newcomers to the roster this week, the only difference is that the 2014 Lexus GS 350 and MotorWeek's video featuring the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport swapped the No. 2 and 3 positions. Check out what was popular.

1. 2015 Acura TLX Prototype — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
2. 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport (MotorWeek)
3. 2014 Lexus GS 350
4. 2014 Nissan Rogue (MotorWeek)
5. 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S (MotorWeek)

By Matt Schmitz | March 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Acura TLX to Debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show

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Honda is not one for surprising auto show debuts; the automaker displayed the TLX prototype (pictured) at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and now plans to unveil the production version of the sedan at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in April.

More 2014 New York Auto Show Coverage

We already know a lot about the sedan, which will go on sale this summer and replace the TL and TSX in the automaker's lineup. Powering the five-passenger sedan will be a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or a 3.5-liter V-6 paired with a nine-speed automatic, a first for Honda. All-wheel drive will be available on V-6 models.

What we didn't get to see at the Detroit Auto Show was the sedan's interior, and we'll have to wait until New York for the details. The 2015 TLX will be on the Acura stand April 16. Check back with us for more details. 

Cars.com photos by Steven Pham

By Jennifer Geiger | March 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Our video introduction to the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show in February once again tops our list of most-watched videos, but beyond that it's an all-new roster for a new week. Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley's critique of the 2014 Lexus GS 350 luxury sedan checks in at No. 2. Meanwhile, a trio of videos from our peers at "MotorWeek" round out the top five, showcasing the 2014 versions of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Nissan Rogue and Porsche 911 Turbo S. Check out what was popular.

2015 Acura TLX Prototype — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
2014 Lexus GS 350
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport (MotorWeek)
2014 Nissan Rogue (MotorWeek)
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S (MotorWeek)

By Matt Schmitz | March 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Holdovers from Cars.com's coverage of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show continue to dominate our list of most-watched videos, with our overview of the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype topping them all at No. 1. Still, this week's roster did welcome a pair of newcomers as our critique of the 2014 Infiniti QX80 lands at No. 3 and PickupTrucks.com's value-minded assessment of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT earns the No. 5 spot. Check out what else was popular.

1. 2015 Acura TLX Prototype — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
2. 2015 Toyota 4Runner — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
3. 2014 Infiniti QX80
4. 2015 Toyota Tundra and Tacoma TRD Pro Package — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
5. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

By Matt Schmitz | March 8, 2014 | Comments (1)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Fare from our coverage of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show in February continued to be popular on our list of most-watched videos. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays' auto-show intro to the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype sedan moved up one spot this week to No. 1. That relegated to No. 2 last week's champ, the video of the 2015 Toyota Tundra and Tacoma TRD Pro Package tackling the Japanese automaker's expansive indoor off-roading track at the auto show. This week's lone newcomer to the list was the 2014 Scion tC at No. 5. Check out what else was popular.

1. 2015 Acura TLX Prototype — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
2. 2015 Toyota Tundra and Tacoma TRD Pro Package — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
3. 2015 Toyota 4Runner — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
4. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550 MW
5. 2014 Scion tC

By Matt Schmitz | March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show ended Monday, but our videos from the nation's largest car exhibition continue to be popular. Nos. 1 and 3 both feature PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams checking out the TRD Pro Package off-road editions of Toyota trucks in action on the Japanese automaker's expansive indoor off-roading track at the Windy City show. The 2015 Tundra and Tacoma's demonstrations took the first-place spot with the 4Runner's in third. Meanwhile, Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays' auto-show intro to the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype sedan checked in at No. 2. Check out what else was popular.

1. 2015 Toyota Tundra and Tacoma TRD Pro Package — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
2. 2015 Acura TLX Prototype — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
3. 2015 Toyota 4Runner — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
4. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550 MW
5. 2015 GMC Sierra HD

By Matt Schmitz | February 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Acura TLX Video

Acura's new sedan has to fill some big shoes; the 2015 TLX replaces the TL and TSX in Acura's lineup. At this year's Chicago Auto Show, Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays got a closer look at the prototype version that debuted at the 2014 Detroit auto show. Mays said Acura played it safe with the car's styling, including using a toned-down version of the brand's shield grille. Check out the video for more.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 7, 2014 | Comments (9)

2015 Acura TLX Prototype Wisely Plays It Safe

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Acura may not have gone back to the drawing board when designing the 2015 TLX Prototype's exterior, but what it ended up with is no doubt a much-needed evolution. The TLX's front styling is a blend of the 2014 MDX SUV and RLX sedan, while the profile is lean and mean with pronounced curves that pop on the red TLX Prototype shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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A replacement for the midsize TL, the TLX has less fat around the outside and appears more taut, fit and athletic. It's the awkward kid who bulked up at the gym. The TLX is tidier around the nose and trunk with shorter overhangs on both sides, bringing the proportions into a more athletic shape. Overall length is shortened 3.8 inches compared to the current TL, and interior room is said to remain relatively unchanged. The interior, however, won't be shown until later.

By Joe Bruzek | January 16, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Acura TLX Prototype Photo Gallery (20 Photos)

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The 2015 Acura TLX Prototype sports a cleaner, tamer look with a shorter nose than its predecessor’s beaklike styling; it falls between the compact ILX and the full-size RLX in size and seats five. Acura is only showing us the midsize luxury sedan’s exterior this week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, so we’ll have to wait until closer to its summer launch to show you what’s in the cabin.

More 2014 Detroit Auto Show Coverage 

We do, however, know what’s under the hood: a direct-injected 2.4-liter four-cylinder mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission or a 3.5-liter V-6, also direct-injected. Moreover, a new body construction is said to reduce interior noise. Safety equipment includes collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and a low-speed follow feature, and a blind spot warning system. Check out the photo gallery below.

By Matt Schmitz | January 15, 2014 | Comments (5)

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