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Old 04-12-2018, 06:55 PM
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TLX V6 Aspec or Accord Touring 2.0T ?

I am in the market for a family sedan ( want to stay in the Acura/Honda family ) and would like to know some opinions why to choose the TLX or the Accord. The new Accord has really good reviews about how it drives but personallly when I look at the style is so so, it depends which angle you look at the car. Now when I look at the TLX I donít go and say the style is so so.
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Drive them. If you care slightly about a car that is fun to drive and appearance (point of the Apsec pkg), the answer will be a no brainer
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And why is this in the photo gallery section?
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Yeah I just notice it, can it be moved ?
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The new Accord looks great on paper, but the drive leaves a lot to be desired. The torque steer is unforgivable and the exhaust note is wimpy. The interior quality is way behind the TLX and the cabin noise is atrocious. It does have a bigger back seat
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For the Accord Touring, you'll be getting all the features that the TLX has. for $10k less(depending on the area). Wife built one. Has all the bells and whistles. AcuraWatch, heated and cooled seats, Navi, V6, and a bunch other features. $45k. Get the Accord Touring, you'll get all that, a nice powered 2.0t motor, and only have to run 87. All for $10k less. As stated before. Test drive both of them. Keep in mind though. The Accord is built for the economy class. It has some great features. But some that you'll only find on the Acura. Same for the Acura. It was built for the entry level luxury class and is considered a "Sports Sedan". So it PROBABLY won't ride as smooth as the Accord to you.

My wife has the 2015 TLX V6 w/Advanced Package and I work at Honda and I've driven the Accord Touring 2.0T. Both have some nice power. The Accord though seems to have a better response than the TLX. Both have a nice ride but the TLX seems a LITTLE stiffer than the Accord. The TLX does look better tho.
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For the Accord Touring, you'll be getting all the features that the TLX has. for $10k less(depending on the area). Wife built one. Has all the bells and whistles. AcuraWatch, heated and cooled seats, Navi, V6, and a bunch other features. $45k. Get the Accord Touring, you'll get all that, a nice powered 2.0t motor, and only have to run 87. All for $10k less. As stated before. Test drive both of them. Keep in mind though. The Accord is built for the economy class. It has some great features. But some that you'll only find on the Acura. Same for the Acura. It was built for the entry level luxury class and is considered a "Sports Sedan". So it PROBABLY won't ride as smooth as the Accord to you.

My wife has the 2015 TLX V6 w/Advanced Package and I work at Honda and I've driven the Accord Touring 2.0T. Both have some nice power. The Accord though seems to have a better response than the TLX. Both have a nice ride but the TLX seems a LITTLE stiffer than the Accord. The TLX does look better tho.
I test drove the Accord Touring 2.0T last Friday and yes I liked how it feels and the tech but something about the design, the front grill kills the face of the car and the chrome on the side and rear bumper, personally I really donít like chrome on modern cars. I am planning on testing the TLX Aspec but there is only one by where I live 50 miles ratio so I will see how hard is to test one out.
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I test drove the Accord Touring 2.0T last Friday and yes I liked how it feels and the tech but something about the design, the front grill kills the face of the car and the chrome on the side and rear bumper, personally I really donít like chrome on modern cars. I am planning on testing the TLX Aspec but there is only one by where I live 50 miles ratio so I will see how hard is to test one out.

Yeah. The chrome thing is...nerve urking. I love the look of the rest of the car. The Sport comes with a black chrome type grille instead of the chrome on the others. I like the rear on the TLX better than the Accord. Price wise, the Accord is a better buy. But you want to make sure you fully enjoy a car. Not just get it because of the price.
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I wasn't cross shopping the same trims as you but I went with the TLX because of a few reasons.

1. in two years everyone and their mom will have the new accord
2. there wasn't good lease rates on the accord at the time
3. i didn't want another CVT so I would have had to gotten at least a sport 2.0t and still not had as many features as the base TLX.
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Well yesterday I test drove the TLX V6 FWD A-Spec. The car felt heavier than the Accord, on normal mode car feels slow but when in Sport + it’s another story. On freeway driving I noticed the steering wheel shake like many people noticed here. Dealer we’re going to give me $3500 off because they had only one left and I didn’t want the color. I told them fix the shake on freeway driving and that I was going to think about it.
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Accord 2.0. It can be had for almost 10k less loaded and with Flashpro can tuned be tuned for over 300 hp and tq with ease on a stock map.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:43 AM
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Accord 2.0. It can be had for almost 10k less loaded and with Flashpro can tuned be tuned for over 300 hp and tq with ease on a stock map.
The Accord can have over 300 HP but the style as of today doesnít go with me, maybe in three years when Honda does the refresh.
Now that I am looking at the TLX A-Spec canít find any, there is only one in a color I donít like by where I live so I might have to wait for the 2019 or for a used one with low miles.
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