Ratings & Reviews

The automotive critics, award presenters and safety experts weigh in on the current generation of Acura luxury sedans and SUVs.


Awards model TLX


The TLX wowed critics and enthusiasts the moment it was unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Since that day, the pure handling sports sedan has only continued to garner international praise for its unprecedented performance, assertive styling and highly advanced technology.


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Top Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA

Acura solidifies its position as a safety leader and innovator in the luxury segment with the 2015 TLX’s NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program. Specifically, the TLX earned five stars in the Front Crash, Side Crash and Rollover tests. The Acura ACE™ body structure design played the primary role in achieving this level of safety. The Multi-View Rear Camera, available Forward Collision Warning system, and Vehicle Stability Assist™ and Lane Departure Warning systems were also taken into account.

The TLX joins the MDX, RDX, RLX and ILX, each of which has a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA making Acura the only luxury brand awarded NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Ratings across all its model lines.



“Compared to similar vehicles, the 2015 TLX offers an almost unheard of performance versus cost versus gas mileage ratio.”

“The aim was not to replace human input with nagging automated systems, but to build a car that worked in concert with the driver like a perceptive, but quietly understated, co-pilot. After hours of driving all three versions of the TLX, I can enthusiastically say that Hargett and the Acura team have succeeded in creating a vehicle that compliantly does what you ask and a little more.”

“Acura’s Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), found in front-wheel drive models, has been configured to work even under non-evasive driving, gives the TLX a feeling of connectivity rarely seen in an relatively inexpensive luxury sedan.”

“Moving between Economy, Normal, and Sport certainly tightens up the steering wheel and enhances the ride accordingly, but slipping the car into Sport+ mode transforms the sedate and unusually quiet, thanks to Acura’s incredible attention to sound deadening, character of the TLX into something of a track ready monster.”

“The TLX interior is an exercise in ergonomically restrained luxury. The seating is comfortable, yet supportive; the cockpit has a deliberate everything-central-to-the-pilot design. The three-spoke steering wheel feels great in your hands and houses the controls that I’ve come to expect in a mid-size luxury car, allowing the driver to operate the excellent sounding infotainment center, cruise control, phone, safety features and more based on the cars optional equipment.”

“Whether you opt for the least expensive 2.4L or the top of the food chain V-6 SH-AWD, the thrilling driving dynamics of the all-new TLX are sure to please.”

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