The 2018 Acura TLX has just debuted prior to the official start of the New York Auto Show, with Honda’s fancy pants brand calling it a sport sedan.
The most obvious change to this refreshed model is the strong new grille, which is slowly making its way across the Acura lineup after debuting on the Precision Concept and then the popular MDX. The grille translates nicely on the sedan giving it a more upscale look; people will likely prefer it over the beak-style grille on the old one. Rounding out the styling changes are a new bumper
, fancy 'Jewel Eye' headlights
, 17-inch wheels, a more sculpted hood, and new fenders.
Three different variants of the TLX will be available: a front-drive base model powered by a carryover 2.4-liter four-cylinder, a more aggressive 3.5-liter V6 model, and an all-new V6 A-Spec model, which is available with front or all-wheel drive. Acura’s Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) is now available on all V6 models and can be added without having to opt for other upgrade packages. All the engines being offered appear to be the same, meaning the four-cylinder should still output 206 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque, while the V6 gets 290 hp and 267 lb-ft.