Following last year’s redesign, the 2019MY Acura TLX is scheduled to arrive in dealerships tomorrow, April 4, boasting a new Platinum White Pearl color, new 19-inch wheels and a new 2.4-liter A-Spec sport version.
Starting with the latter, Acura has now expanded its sport appearance package (A-Spec) to include entry-level 2.4-liter versions. Buying a 2.4L A-Spec will set you back $39,400, minus the $965 destination charge, whereas the entry-level TLX starts from $33,000.
As for the new 19-inch wheel, it can be had on V6-powered Technology and Advance specs, while the new Platinum White Pearl color replaces Bellanova White Pearl. At the same time, Black Copper Pearl has been discontinued completely.
Standard equipment on the 2019 Acura TLX includes LED headlights, 10-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, Smart Entry with push button start, and a dual-screen user interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Every 2019 TLX comes with the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver assistive technologies, such as Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
Available options include the 360-degree Surround View Camera system, a heated steering wheel, AcuraLink and a 10-speaker Acura/ELS Studio audio system.
Only two powertrains are on offer, specifically a 206 HP 2.4-liter i-VTEC mated to an 8-speed dual clutch automatic, and a 290 HP 3.5-liter V6, working alongside a 9-speed auto.
The A-Spec version is the one you really want
Spending a little extra for the A-Spec means getting a matte-black diamond pentagon grille with a dark chrome border, a more aggressive lower front fascia, LED fog lights and a dark appearance for the Jewel Eye LED headlights. This spec also has exclusive Shark Gray 19-inch alloys, a gloss-black decklid spoiler, “smoked” LED taillights, a rear diffuser and 4-inch round dual exhaust finishers.
Inside, the TLX A-Spec boasts sportier seats with high-contrast stitching and piping, red LED ambient light piping, red driver’s meter highlights, a black headliner and pillar treatment, brushed aluminum instrument panel garnish and a thicker steering wheel with A-Spec badging.
Buyers will also enjoy a trim-exclusive Still Night Blue Pearl colorway, and one of two bespoke interior color schemes – either Black with Alcantara or Full Red.