Destination Charge $995
Invoice Price $42,521
Reflecting Acura's Precision Crafted Performance DNA, the all-new 2018 TLX A-Spec, available on both front-wheel drive and SH-AWD variants of the V6-powered TLX, amps up the sporty character of TLX and features exclusive design elements inside and out, along with key enhancements to chassis tuning and wheel/tire specification.
The TLX A-Spec's unique styling begins in front with a matte-black diamond pentagon grille with dark chrome surround, an aggressive lower front fascia with broad center air opening flanked by round LED fog lights, and a dark appearance for the Jewel Eye LED headlights. A-Spec exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels finished in Shark Gray paint are shod with 245-series tires and combine with aggressively flared side sills for a more athletic and planted stance.
The A-Spec exterior upgrades continue at the rear with a gloss-black decklid spoiler, "smoked" LED taillights, and an exclusive fascia featuring a lower diffuser accented by 4-inch round dual exhaust finishers. A matte-black side window surround and A-Spec badging on the front fenders and rear decklid completes the look.
Inside, the TLX V6 A-Spec features more aggressively bolstered front seats, an A-Spec-badged thick-rimmed steering wheel, red driver's meter highlights, black headliner and pillar treatment, brushed aluminum-look interior trim, stainless steel driver's footrest, and front and rear door sill trim.
In addition to the improved lateral grip and responsiveness offered by Michelin Primacy 245/40R19 tires (compared to 225/50R18 on other V6 models), the TLX V6 A-Spec benefits from a retuned electric power steering system and damper settings. Models with SH-AWD also get a quicker steering ratio for increased response and a stiffer spring rate and rear stabilizer bar for improved body control.
23MPG MPG Combined
3.5L V6 290hp 267ft. lbs. engine with 9-Speed Shiftable Automatic transmission
Best in class for: front seat shoulder room
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