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Old 03-29-2019, 07:11 PM
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Article: 2020 Acura TLX arrives with some new colors

Hot off the press: https://www.thetorquereport.com/acur...me-new-colors/

Whatcha think #acurafam?

It doesn’t appear the 2020 TLX is much different than 2019/2018’s...
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Thanks for sharing and I just read an article as well about 2020 TLX. So this confirms that the new TLX will be out in 2020 as a 2021 model.

The summer reveal in Pebble beach is anout the 2021 TLX.

In nyc autoshow, we will see the new MDX then. Since the suv market is hot, Acura probably decided to cash on MDX just like they are doing with RDX.
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Those are the colors Acura charges an extra $400 for on the RDX and MDX. Expect that same "premium" bump on the 2020 TLX.
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Yep, an extra $400 for those colors. Pricing and specs in their press release. You know its a nothingburger when they forgot to change the 2019 to 2020 in the press release...

2020 Acura TLX Arrives At Dealers With Four New Premium Colors

- 2019-03-29

TORRANCE, Calif.

The 2020 Acura TLX is set to begin arriving in Acura dealerships on April 2, bringing with it four new premium exterior color options. The 2020 TLX will continue to be offered with two performance-minded powertrains, an available A-Spec sport appearance package, as well as a long list of premium features including the AcuraWatch® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, standard on every TLX. Acura's midsize performance luxury sedan is coming off a solid 2018, where TLX outpaced key competitors from BMW, Lexus, Audi and Infititi in retail sales1.

Expanded Premium Color Palette
For 2020, the TLX enjoys an expanded exterior color palette with four new premium paints offered for the first time on TLX. The new premium color options are: Performance Red Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic and an A-Spec exclusive Apex Blue Pearl. These advanced paints are engineered using cutting edge pigment technologies such as micas, metal flakes and nano pigments (super-high transparency), now offered on all Acura models to deliver Precision Crafted Performance in every aspect of the vehicle. Each premium paint color receives additional coats to enhance the color intensity and depth along with a special clear coat to further improve luster.

1Source: Urban Science, January 2018 - December 2018

Effortless Performance
The 2020 TLX is available in one of two performance oriented powertrains: a 206-horsepower 2.4-liter i-VTEC® mated to quick-shifting 8-speed dual clutch transmission, and a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6 paired with a 9-speed automatic.

Front-wheel drive configurations of the TLX feature Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™) as standard. This segment-exclusive feature offers independent left and right-rear-wheel toe angle control to enhance overall handling precision, low-speed maneuverability as well as high-speed stability.

TLX V6 models can be equipped with Acura's renowned Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) technology. SH-AWD allows up to 70 percent of torque to be distributed to the rear wheels, and up to 100-percent of that torque to be transfered to either the right-rear or left-rear wheel, creating outstanding control and agility in all weather conditions.

Premium Tech and Features
A host of premium features standard on the 2020 Acura TLX include the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, Jewel Eye® LED headlights, a 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, Smart Entry with push button start, and an intuitive dual-screen user interface (ODMD 2.0), with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.

Available optional features include a 360-degree Surround View Camera system, heated steering wheel, next-generation AcuraLink® connected services and a 10-speaker Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System.

Bold and Sporty Returns: TLX A-Spec
The TLX A-Spec, first introduced in the 2018 model year, continues to offer drivers a distinct, sport-themed appearance option, with A-Spec exclusive design elements inside and out. TLX A-spec features include a matte-black diamond pentagon grille surrounded by a dark chrome border, aggressive lower front fascia with broad center air opening flanked by round LED fog lights, and a dark appearance for the signature Jewel Eye LED headlights. A-Spec exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels finished in Shark Gray paint are wrapped with 245/40-series tires. A-Spec exteriors include a rear gloss-black decklid spoiler, "smoked" LED taillights, an exclusive rear fascia featuring a lower diffuser accented by 4-inch round dual exhaust finishers and a matte-black side window surround. A-Spec badges appear on the front fenders and rear decklid. A-Spec models are available in several colors, including a trim exclusive Apex Blue Pearl.

Inside, the TLX A-Spec features aggressively bolstered front seats with high-contrast stitching and piping, red LED ambient lighting, red driver's meter highlights, a black headliner and pillar treatment, brushed aluminum-look instrument panel garnish and pedals, and a thick-rimmed steering wheel with A-Spec badging. Two exciting interior themes are offered on A-Spec models; Black leather with black Alcantara™ inserts or a Full Red leather.

What's new for 2019?
The TLX's color pallete expands from seven to eight, with the addition of four new premium exterior paint colors, each at a price of $400 over the standard colors:
  • Canyon Bronze Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Apex Blue Pearl (exclusive to TLX A-Spec)
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I am just disappointed that the TLX won’t be revealed until summer

I really hope in nyc autoshow, we get to see the new MDX at least.
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I am just disappointed that the TLX won’t be revealed until summer

I really hope in nyc autoshow, we get to see the new MDX at least.
Yup. TLX just feels so long in the tooth right now. Which is kind of silly because it's not that old of a car.
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I hope we see the new MDX in NY as well. It's due...

2013 - RDX
2014 - MDX
2015 - TLX

2019 - RDX
2020 - ???
2021 - TLX?

Press conference is a little over 2 weeks away.
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Yup. TLX just feels so long in the tooth right now. Which is kind of silly because it's not that old of a car.
When I see TLX sales numbers, it just hurts lol!
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If Acura could re-badge the 2.0t Accord, fancy it up a bit and add in P-AWS, SH-AWD and the new Acura grill, a few more higher end bits and pieces inside, charge $37,500 for it, would crush! Charge $5k more for A-Spec, $10k more for Type S (with twin turbo or single turbo V6).

My $.02...
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Washed a blue Accord Sport today! They're pretty freaking nice!


To me, the Accord has always been a "Honda" badged TL.


One guy here has a 2018 2.0T 6 speed, with a few bolt-ons, achieved a 1/4 mile time of 13.1 at 111 mph. All in one word, DAMN!
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Meh. I still think the Pebble Beach release will be the RLX rather than the TLX. If true to form, Acura won’t show us a 2021 TLX until production is about ready, so fall/winter this year. I’m OK with that, since my lease ends in June 2020.
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New Colors and LED taillights. . . Waiting on Type S still. Kind of glad on the timing also, my lease is up in August 2020. . .
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Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
Meh. I still think the Pebble Beach release will be the RLX rather than the TLX. If true to form, Acura won’t show us a 2021 TLX until production is about ready, so fall/winter this year. I’m OK with that, since my lease ends in June 2020.
Whats your take on NYC autoshow? Are we going to see the new MDX?

Now i am very confused lol. If we see the new RLX this summer, then TLX is really delayed till next year
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Meh. I still think the Pebble Beach release will be the RLX rather than the TLX. If true to form, Acura won’t show us a 2021 TLX until production is about ready, so fall/winter this year. I’m OK with that, since my lease ends in June 2020.
I prefer it to be the new RLX as I almost got a RLX recently, but the damn head unit turned me off. A new RLX would be my likely choice in 2 years when my TLX lease is up.
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What did you like better about the RLX vs TLX?

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I prefer it to be the new RLX as I almost got a RLX recently, but the damn head unit turned me off. A new RLX would be my likely choice in 2 years when my TLX lease is up.
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Whats your take on NYC autoshow? Are we going to see the new MDX?

Now i am very confused lol. If we see the new RLX this summer, then TLX is really delayed till next year
If we go by the release schedule of year's past, technically we should be getting a new MDX before TLX. But who knows. Personally, I'm hoping for a new MDX since that will likely be my next vehicle. Or RDX if I can't fit it into my budget.
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Whats your take on NYC autoshow? Are we going to see the new MDX?

Now i am very confused lol. If we see the new RLX this summer, then TLX is really delayed till next year
I think we are going to see a new MDX, but that’s just my uninformed opinion. I hope it’s a new TLX, but we’ll see shortly.
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New Colors and LED taillights. . . Waiting on Type S still. Kind of glad on the timing also, my lease is up in August 2020. . .
pretty sure the "LED taillights" haven't changed. investing in a taillight change for just a single model year would never appease the bean counters
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What did you like better about the RLX vs TLX?
i want a bigger car, I feel the TLX is a tad too small for me. Also I like the SH-SH-AWD it had great get up and go. The suspension, while softer, was a nicer overall ride. I felt once they dumped DWB suspension the TLX front end feels too stiff, choppy and jarring compared to before.
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Have you driven the 2.4l with the P-AWS (non SH-AWD)?

Agree on interior size. My f30 bimmer was a smaller car but had the same backseat legroom...

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i want a bigger car, I feel the TLX is a tad too small for me. Also I like the SH-SH-AWD it had great get up and go. The suspension, while softer, was a nicer overall ride. I felt once they dumped DWB suspension the TLX front end feels too stiff, choppy and jarring compared to before.
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Have you driven the 2.4l with the P-AWS (non SH-AWD)?

Agree on interior size. My f30 bimmer was a smaller car but had the same backseat legroom...
i actually had a 2.4 ASPEC loaner that was very nice, but I still want bigger, better, faster.
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Whatcha thinking then? A6?

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i actually had a 2.4 ASPEC loaner that was very nice, but I still want bigger, better, faster.
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I hope we see the new MDX in NY as well. It's due...

2013 - RDX
2014 - MDX
2015 - TLX

2019 - RDX
2020 - ???
2021 - TLX?

Press conference is a little over 2 weeks away.
Jeff from TOV just posted that there will be nothing new in NY from Acura or Honda. Looks like Pebble Beach will be it for a while.
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Whatcha thinking then? A6?
i loved my A6, but too damn expensive, but was a silky smooth drive train, but seats were uncomfortable. I was waiting to see what Acura releases on the top end and then the next gen Genesis G80 Sport is side soon. I loved my Infiniti M37S, but Infiniti is just letting that car die after almost 9 years old.
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I'm still curious why the US 2.4 model doesn't get the same twin exhausts as the 3.5 (Non ASpec). The 18 and 19 Canadian 2.4 have the same rear end as the 3.5 - not sure about 2020 as it's not yet released here - at least on the website.
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i just did (A4) and not regretting it. I just couldn’t wait another year and there was no way I was buying the current model.
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Its Acura’s way of trying to upsell consumers and differentiate the different models, is my guess.

To me it puts them at a competitive disadvantage - it’s 2019, show your pipes lol 😂

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I'm still curious why the US 2.4 model doesn't get the same twin exhausts as the 3.5 (Non ASpec). The 18 and 19 Canadian 2.4 have the same rear end as the 3.5 - not sure about 2020 as it's not yet released here - at least on the website.
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I'm still curious why the US 2.4 model doesn't get the same twin exhausts as the 3.5 (Non ASpec). The 18 and 19 Canadian 2.4 have the same rear end as the 3.5 - not sure about 2020 as it's not yet released here - at least on the website.
They need some way to make the 3.5 look more appealing.

The other theory is that the 2.4 direct injection motor may produce more soot which would cause the rear bumper to get dirty around the exhaust pipe (see almost every white Audi from the past 10 years). By pointing the exhaust pipe down and hiding it behind the bumper, the rear bumper stays clean.

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^ The 3.5 has direct injection too
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