Affordability? Luxury? The 2019 Acura TLX Has Got it All

September 14th, 2018 by

Red 2018 Acura TLX on city streets

If you’re like me, you’re probably looking for three things from a new car: affordability, luxury, and performance. Unfortunately, there aren’t many vehicles that fit that bill.

On the flip side, there is one ride that provides everything you’re looking for…as well as a whole lot more. The 2019 Acura TLX is one of the most impressive vehicles in the segment, offering drivers a unique combination of performance, safety, luxury, and technology. Plus, considering the reasonable price tag, you won’t have to spend an arm and a leg acquiring the car. These few vehicles that can check all of these boxes, proving why this nameplate can’t be ignored.

Below, we’ve explored several reasons why the 2019 Acura TLX should be a logical option for those seeking an affordable performance luxury car. That way, when you’re ready to start hunting for cars, you’ll already know that should be targeting this Acura in Orange County


Customers won’t have to settle for an underwhelming, uninspiring standard powertrain as they’re shopping for their 2019 Acura TLX. Rather, the brand did an admirable job of equipping the ride with a number of different engine options, thus providing customers with whatever attribute they’re seeking.

The Inline-4 P-AWS powertrain is for those seeking optimal efficiency, as the unit promises some of the best specs in the entire class. The 2.4-liter engine promises a 27-mile-per-gallon combined fuel efficiency¹, allowing owners to save an extra couple of bucks at the gas station. Meanwhile, the unit manages to deliver an impressive 206 horsepower, and the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (with torque converter) will allow drivers to accentuate all of that power.

The next step up is the V-6 SH-AWD powertrain, which provides optimal power specs. The 3.5-liter engine ultimately cranks out an impressive 290 horsepower, allowing you to easily zoom past your fellow drivers on the highway. Meanwhile, the system still manages to be incredibly fuel efficient thanks to fuel-saving technologies like Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and the Electronic Control system. Drivers will ultimately enjoy a 29-mile-per-gallon highway and 23-mile-per-gallon combined fuel efficiency, numbers that are usually reserved for much smaller rides.

Finally, the V-6 P-AWS powertrain delivers the best of both worlds, as drivers can appreciate excellent power and awe-inspiring fuel efficiency. The 3.5-liter engine delivers 290 horsepower and a 31-mile-per-gallon highway and 24-miles-per-gallons combined fuel efficiency, thus providing a logical option for those seeking a mix of power and economy. Thanks to the nine-speed Pushbutton Automatic Transmission and the Precision All-Wheel Steer unit, this may, in fact, be one of the best powertrain offerings in the entire class.


If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury ride, then you’re going to be pleased with the 2019 TLX. Acura’s engineers have done a great job of assuring that their car is crammed full of high-quality amenities. It naturally starts with the opulent Milano leather upholstery, which can adorn all of your seats. To really add an air of luxury, you can also opt for piping and stitching, which will add a certain color flair to your cabin.

The LED Ambient Interior Lighting will add a similar flair to the cabin. This feature won’t only illuminate the interior, but it will also add a sporty ambiance to your ride. Meanwhile, the heated steering wheel and the heated rear seats assure that all occupants remain comfortable and content at all times.

Acura describes their interior as “artfully exhilarating.” While many brands like to push these fluffy, hyperbolas descriptions, this seems like a rather accurate encapsulation of everything the TLX has to offer.


Of course, similar to many new models, the 2019 Acura TLX is equipped with a number of technological amenities. These various features are intended to improve the overall driving experience, and we’d say Acura’s engineers hit a grand slam when it comes to this goal.

It starts with the brand’s On Demand Multi-Use Display, which easily allows drivers to access an assortment of useful applications via the eight-inch touchscreen. Owners will be able to have quick and easy access to their radio, their phone, and their climate control system whenever they decide to utilize this feature.

Speaking of phones, the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility will make it incredibly easy to access all of your preferred smartphone applications. Thanks to this technology, you’ll never have to glance down at your phone in order to send texts, make phone calls, or access your favorite playlists. Plus, thanks to the wireless charging dock, you’ll never have to worry about your gadget losing juice. Rather, you can rest easy knowing that your smartphone will always be fully charged.


The Acura TLX has earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration², only emphasizing how safe and reliable the vehicle is. Of course, if you simply look at the number of safety amenities and features that are included in the 2019 Acura TLX, you’ll understand why the nameplate is being lauded for this attribute.

While the TLX is full of features that are intended to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place, the vehicle has also been built to keep occupants protected in the event of an emergency. The Advanced Compatibility Engineering body type relies on “ultra-high-strength steel,” which will play a major role in keeping a crash’s energy away from the passengers.

Of course, the additional features will play a role in assuring that you never find yourself in that kind of situation. Inclusions like the Blind Spot Information System will provide drivers with an extra set of eyes when traveling on the highway, while the Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (along with the Front and Rear Parking Sensors) will be especially helpful when maneuvering around a busy parking lot.

Even the brand’s Vehicle Stability Assist system will play an important role in keeping everyone safe. The technology helps to maximize traction and control over/under steering. That way, if you’re forced to travel in inclement weather, you won’t have to worry about your ability to stay in control.

Orange County Acura – The Best Place for a Acura TLX


It should be pretty obvious that the 2019 Acura TLX is a logical target. Now, you’ve got to shift your focus to the “buying” phase of the process. If you live in the Costa Mesa, California area, then there’s no better place to make your impending purchase than Orange Coast Acura.

The dealership is stocked with more than 100 new vehicles, and they also have close to 300 used cars and SUVs sitting on their lot (providing an option to those who may be operating on a more limited budget). The business also provides a number of services that make the entire ordeal a bit more bearable. The finance department works with customers to figure out a logical payment plan, while the service department can fix up your ride should it run into any issues. The dealership even allows you to begin your shopping journey on their website, meaning you don’t have to change out of your pajamas in order to purchase a car.

Finally, the 72-hour, 250-mile unconditional money back guarantee just emphasizes how the dealership is focused on the customer experience. So what are you waiting for? If you’re itching to find that Acura in Orange County, then head out to Orange Coast Acura today!



(1) MPG Disclaimer:

Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

(2) Safety Disclaimer:

“Government 5-Star Vehicle Scores are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit”